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MIKE BRENNAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Department of defense: Wisconsin puts clamps down on American

MILWAUKEE -- Bo Ryan made it a point to stop American coach Mike Brennan in the hallway to let him know how impressed he was with the way the Eagles ran the Princeton offense. The Wisconsin coach admitted to seeing American beating his team off backdoor cuts and Eagles center Tony Wroblicky scoring inside when he tried to sleep the past few nights. For just over 11 minutes Thursday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

One-handed FT shooting Wroblicky key player for American

When Mike Brennan took over as American's men's basketball coach during the offseason, he brought with him several ideas about what to change within the program. Most notably, of course, he installed a deliberate Princeton offense that represented a radical departure from the players' previous scheme. But perhaps one of his biggest early contributions was convincing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

American U Basketball Faces No. 2 Wisconsin in Milwaukee

For only the third time in program history, American University men's basketball is headed back to the NCAA Tournament. First-year head coach Mike Brennan's group defied expectations, being picked ninth in the Patriot League preseason poll, to win the automatic berth in to the "big dance." The Eagles upset No. 1 seed Boston U., on March 12 holding a Terrier that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

American aiming to keep things simple against Wisconsin

Mike Brennan is a realist when it comes to his team's NCAA tournament fortunes this week. Brennan, the first-year American men's basketball coach, knows he has confident players who will fight like crazy to prolong a season and make history. But Brennan also recognizes it will require a performance unlike any his team has put together all season to stick around for the weekend...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did American Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the American University Eagles were given a 15-seed in the West-region. They are coached by Mike Brennan and hail from the Patriot League. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Wisconsin in Milwaukee on Thursday. Why: American finished the season with a...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New coach has American off to 8-0 start in Patriot

As of Tuesday morning, Mike Brennan had an 8-0 conference record in his debut season as head coach at American University. He also had some fresh advice from mentor and basketball legend Pete Carril, who had sketched a plan for beating the press on the back of a box score - a piece of paper that could probably net a hefty price at a Sotheby's auction in about 30 years. But...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

American University an unlikely participant in battle of Patriot League unbeatens

Send to Kindle(Credit: Keith Gary) Boston University’s 72-58 win over Loyola (Md.) on Monday night at Agganis Arena set up the first ever Patriot League meeting between teams with 6-0 records. As the preseason favorite in the PL, it is not surprising that the Terriers find themselves in this position. Their surprising opponent, however, is American University — a team tabbed...
Via College Chalktalk
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles hang around No. 8 OSU before falling, 63-52

Mike Brennan sounded like a coach who expected his team to win instead of one happy that his players kept it close against a top-10 opponent. Brennan's American University Eagles refused to take a back seat to No. 8 Ohio State for most of Wednesday night's game before the Buckeyes finally pulled away for a 63-52 win. Brennan didn't buy into the idea that his team earned...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

American hires Brennan as coach

American University hired former Georgetown assistant Mike Brennan as its men's basketball coach on Tuesday. The 17th head coach in the program's history, Brennan replaced Jeff Jones, who left for the same position at Old Dominion earlier this month after 13 seasons with the Eagles. A four-year starter at Princeton under Pete Carril, Brennan spent 13 years as an assistant...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

American hires G'town asst as men's hoops coach

American University hired former Georgetown assistant Mike Brennan as its men's basketball coach on Tuesday. The 17th head coach in the program's history, Brennan replaced Jeff Jones, who left for the same position at Old Dominion earlier this month after 13 seasons with the Eagles. A four-year starter at Princeton under Pete Carril, Brennan spent 13 years as an assistant...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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