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  1. Afternoon Links: John Calipari goes off

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we craft our own Megacast Film Room pitch. Submit links via Twitter. Kentucky coach John Calipari is nothing if not entertaining. This week, on his weekly radio show, Calipari criticized the media's reaction (or lack thereof...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. Silhouette courts are ruining everything

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball courts have gotten a little crazy lately. This is not a new trend, as programs have been looking for ways to boost their brand recognition and mindshare (or something) with increasingly outsized midcourt logos for at least a decade...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  3. Nonconference schedule analysis: C-USA

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the next four days, ESPN.com will be breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of the nation's top leagues. We began with the ACC and will continue later today with the SEC. For now, Conference USA ... EAST CA...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  4. Five freshmen to watch in Conference USA

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on Conference USA, click here. Five freshmen to watch in the league ... Shaq Goodwin, Memphis: Josh Pastner's 2012 recruiti...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  5. What we learned from Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    This Saturday was always going to be a bit more underwhelming than recent weeks, but boy, did it end well. Once it ended, that is. Creighton students rushed the court before the game was officially over. Their reverse storm, in which they calmly walk...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  6. 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
  7. C-USA: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yep, it's that time of year again. Here are five things I can't wait to see in the 2011-12 version of Conference USA. 1. How long will there even be a Conference USA? Unfortunately, this doesn't have much to do with basketball, but it is the bi...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Derrick Caracter, future Navy man?

    Eamonn Brennan

    I did not see this one coming. Derrick Caracter's NBA dream is currently his No. 1 focus. He left UTEP after his junior year at the school despite his discouraging "second round to undrafted" draft projection, and he has to make a go of it now, be...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Bracket babble: Five bold predictions

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yesterday we covered the love/hate inherent in this year's NCAA tournament bracket. Let's do something different today. Let's make five bold predictions -- predictions so bold your face will melt, probably, which is itself a bold prediction -- about ...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  13. Did the committee pair too many non-BCS schools?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Among the many complaints about this year's bracket, one that hasn't been discussed much is the pairings of non-BCS schools in the first round. There are four games in the opening round in which two non-BCS schools square off. Some people don't like ...

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  14. Don't cry for jilted Cinderellas

    Eamonn Brennan

    We're officially at that point of the tournament selection process where perceptions are pretty well solidified, and those perceptions carry over into the aftermath of the selection process. Normally, after the committee seeds the field, there is ...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  15. Houston tops UTEP, muddles bubble

    Eamonn Brennan

    Sorry, Arizona State. Our bad, Seton Hall. Maybe you can catch a break, Rhode Island. Say bye-bye, Dayton. Those are the potential consequences of what Houston, a 19-15 regular season team with a losing record in Conference USA, just did to domina...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  16. TMA: Everything in its right place

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of the night's best action. Try not to make it awkward. No. 7 Ohio State 73, Illinois 57: There were zero upsets to speak of last night, and Illinois' bid for a tournament-securing win at Ohio State was n...

    Blog | March 03, 2010