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  1. Tourney preview: Diamond Head Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    College hoops doesn't totally shut down over the holiday. In fact, eight lucky teams get to spend Christmas in Hawaii, where they'll compete for top honors at the annual Diamond Head Classic. OK, OK, so this isn't quite the Maui Invitational. The fie...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  2. Upset Tubby Smith goes anti-political

    Eamonn Brennan

    I could be wrong -- maybe this has been around forever and I just haven't noticed it -- but the hottest new coaching phrase of the season seems to be some variation of the following: "I don't play politics." Every time a bubble team gets a big win...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  3. Joshua Smith upset at celebratory USC

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last night, UCLA dropped its fourth-straight game to rival USC. That little factoid says a lot about USC's modern improvement and emergence under now-resigned coach Tim Floyd in recent years, but it also says something about just how far the Bruins h...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  4. C-USA: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are five things I can't wait to see in Conference USA this season: 1. Memphis' young talent Two weeks ago, Memphis freshman Will Barton -- the gem of Josh Pastner's top-five recruiting class -- went out on a limb. Doing his best Joe Namath...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  5. Did USC basketball get off easy?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, Diamond Leung told you about USC's new O.J. Mayo policy. That policy, in essence, is: "Who?" The school plans to whitewash all traces of the Mayo era from its collective consciousness, closing the book on the school's loosey-goosey relatio...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  6. Is Tim Floyd's package deal all that bad?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The immediate answer is: Yes. Yes it is. Faced with a rule that prevents coaches from hiring people associated with recruits to non-basketball positions in a college program -- a rule designed to prevent the sketchy package deals that have become a f...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  7. Who wants to be a compliance director?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Fun, right? You get to have a job in sports, something most sports fans dream about. You get to play a major role in the oversight of a college hoops team. (And other sports, too, if you're not into the whole basketball thing.) And you have a noble p...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  8. USC basketball moves forward on the court

    Eamonn Brennan

    The USC men's basketball program got some good news Thursday: Despite the NCAA Committee on Infractions' claim that former coach Tim Floyd and his assistants knew about alleged improper benefits given to O.J. Mayo during Mayo's one year at the school...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  9. Two famous coaches, two strange turns

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tim Floyd is going to be UTEP's next coach. It appears Steve Lavin is going to be doing something similar at St. John's. Two coaches, two jobs, two situations that take a decent amount of noodling before they begin to make sense. It's easier to wr...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  10. Afternoon Linkage: Arne Duncan takes aim

    Eamonn Brennan

    Have something you want linked? Got a new hoops blog you think we should see? Follow me on Twitter and hit me up with your stuff. Now, as always, the links: Education secretary Arne Duncan, whose first name always looks weird to me when I type i...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  11. Trojans chirp at Floyd defectors

    Eamonn Brennan

    If tonight's matchup between conference foes USC and Arizona needs any hype, it just officially got some. As you'll no doubt remember, Tim Floyd had himself a bit of an unfortunate offseason. After being implicated in a Yahoo! Sports report tying ...

    Blog | December 31, 2009
  12. How bad is the Pac-10? (Hint: Not actually that bad)

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Pac-10 is horrendous this year, right? Like, it isn't just bad in a conventional sense, as it relates to the Big-12 and Big-10 and Big East and ACC. It's historically bad. Or at least that's the common consensus early in the 2009-10 season. With ...

    Blog | December 29, 2009