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  1. What would it take: Gregg Marshall

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Some coaches' names always seem to come up for other jobs. But what would it take for them to actually leave? This week, we'll look at the names most often mentioned. Today, we look at Wichita State's Gregg Marshall. There was a tim...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Providence has plenty to prove in Paradise

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is always danger in the sentimental hire. Just ask NC State. In spring of 2006, after the conspicously unloved Herb Sendek fled Raleigh, N.C., for Arizona State, Wolfpack fans got one of their own: Sidney Lowe, point guard for Jim Valvano's l...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  3. Aaron Craft no longer on the market

    Eamonn Brennan

    I don't mean this as a pejorative, but Aaron Craft is that guy. You know that guy. While most college-aged males are barely one evolutionary step above zygotes, there is always that super smart, focused guy you know who knew he wanted to be an acc...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. R.I.P., Butler Blue II (2004-2013)

    Eamonn Brennan

    Dogs go away. There is no changing this fact. It is always there, and every pet owner must eventually come to terms with it. Long before you pass, your once-tireless puppy will slow down. It happens slowly, like a montage from a bad movie, and then a...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. Collins has Northwestern believing

    Eamonn Brennan

    It always begins with the cold. New alumni trickling off the Purple Line "L," young parents carrying toddlers, white-haired die-hards docking old Cadillac boats in reserved parking: No matter who you are or how you get there, the first sensation of a...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  6. Chris Collins brings hope to Northwestern Wildcats -- college bas...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Northwestern has never played in the NCAA tournament, and the gallows humor of its fans reflects that fact. But then Chris Collins showed up. And now everything just feels different. Will it be?

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  7. Cards' Harrell, IU's Sheehey injured at camp

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's easy to be cynical about summer camps for college stars. There is always some kind of quid pro quo involved -- the Nike-sponsored LeBron James/Kevin Durant/Chris Paul/etc. Skills Camps often feel like they exist solely to pack scouts onto plasti...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  8. Did Mark Emmert miss his moment?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In April 2010, when the NCAA chose Mark Emmert to be its fifth executive director, the organization Emmert inherited was beset on all sides by structural and optical challenges. There were the minor things the NCAA has always dealt with: a laughab...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  9. Napier giving leadership another shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season's UConn team was disappointing in ways that go deeper than wins and losses. Despite coming off a national title, it was a young team, devoid of its star and do-everything leader Kemba Walker, so there were always going to be some growi...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  10. Mike Rice is basically Spider-Man

    Eamonn Brennan

    I always love the ideas charities and philanthropies come up with for fundraising opportunities. You've got your standard 5k runs, sure, but there are always fun twists. One time, I participated in an event that required me to run as fast as possible...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  11. Offseason storylines for college basketball-- college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    The season is over, and a champion has been crowned. What's next? There are always distinct storylines worth tracking this time of year. What will we be watching in spring, summer and fall of 2012?

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  12. John Calipari's subtle geography lesson

    Eamonn Brennan

    I've been to the lovely burg of Louisville more than a few times. But I figured, hey, might as well check the map anyway, right? I clicked on over to the Google machine, typed in "Louisville, Ky.", and ... yep. It's there, right where it always is. L...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  13. Wally Judge lands at Rutgers

    Eamonn Brennan

    There are always high stakes in any coaching hire, especially one involving a program like Maryland, one popularly perceived as a sleeping giant. But there are always small stakes, too. File this bit of information under the latter: Former Kansas ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  14. Doubting Texas? You're not alone

    Eamonn Brennan

    Throughout November, December and January, there was always that sneaking suspicion, that voice in the back of your head: Could Texas, like last year's baffling team, still fall apart? I thought we were well past that point. After all, the Longhor...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  15. Reminder: Hoopsbag submissions!

    Eamonn Brennan

    After a brief funeral-related hiatus last week, the Wednesday Hoopsbag returns for more Q-and-A fun Thursday afternoon. As always, there are a variety of ways to submit your questions, comments and snarky retorts. You can submit your question to the ...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  16. Kyle Singler tries topping injury timetable

    Eamonn Brennan

    Though the words "knee surgery" always carry ominous overtones, there was never much reason to worry about Kyle Singler's particular brand of knee surgery. The Duke All-American's arthroscopic procedure was sudden but minor, an attempt to clean out s...

    Blog | September 23, 2010