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  1. O'Neil: Louisville's song finishes in glory

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- The song wasn't good enough, not this time. The spliced moments of highlight dunks and emotional victories set to the soppy strains of Luther Vandross seemed almost trite in comparison to what was unfolding in real time Monday night at ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  2. Rick Pitino carries Louisville Cardinals through tumultuous seaso...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball's latest national champion is a collection of incredulous moments. One emotional journey is more improbable than the next, all steered by a man whose life journey is perhaps more halved by pain and joy than that of any other coach in the game.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  3. O'Neil: For UL and UM, a shot at restoration

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- Trey Burke versus Peyton Siva. Offensive efficiency versus defensive superlatives. Grinder coach opposite Hall of Famer. Those are the easy and obvious storylines for the national championship game between Michigan and Louisville, but t...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  4. O'Neil: Michigan, Louisville earn their shot

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- Goldencents, a horse partially owned by Rick Pitino, won the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, earning a spot in the Kentucky Derby field. The next race, inconsequential to all but the seasoned bettors, was won by a horse named Points Offt...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 72, Wichita St. 68

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- A quick look at Louisville's 72-68 victory over Wichita State on Saturday in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament. Overview: It shouldn't be easy to get to the national championship game, right? And it wasn't for the o...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  6. 2013 NCAA tournament - Kevin Ware of Louisville Cardinals says he...

    Dana O'Neil

    Surrounded by his family and girlfriend in his hospital room, an upbeat Kevin Ware has a simple message for all the well wishers and people worried about him: He's fine.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 85, Duke 63

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A quick look at Louisville's 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final. Overview: The word adversity gets tossed around so much that it's almost lost its meaning. A foul is adversity, a bad call. Louisville had the real ...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  8. O'Neil: Pitino, Krzyzewski come full circle

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Time has a way of clouding our memories, or worse, diluting them. Was what happened really as good as it seemed then? It's why arguments about the greatest of all time in anything -- sports, politics, music, film -- are so entertainin...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  9. Duke defies narrative vs. Michigan State

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State is physical. Michigan State is tough. Michigan State is athletic. That's the three-verse mantra Duke players heard for the past week, the implication obvious in what was left unsaid: Namely, that the Blue Devil...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  10. Louisville's Rick Pitino and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski come full cir...

    Dana O'Neil

    Sunday will mark the first time since The Shot that Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski have faced each other in the NCAA tourney. Can their teams -- arguably the two best left in the field -- re-create the magic? We can only hope.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Duke 71, Michigan State 61

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS - A quick look at Duke's 71-61 victory Friday over Michigan State in the Sweet 16: Overview: The NCAA tournament, coaches like to say, is all about matchups. Duke versus Michigan State was supposed to be about Ryan Kelly and M...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  12. Sick Smith lifts Cardinals over Ducks

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rick Pitino was trying to explain just how sick Russ Smith was, warning the assembled media during his postgame news conference that they ought to steer clear of the Louisville guard lest they come down with the guard's "ridiculous co...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  13. 2013 NCAA tournament - Duke beat Michigan State with toughness on...

    Dana O'Neil

    The public perception is that Duke lacks some toughness, but against Michigan State in the Sweet 16, the Blue Devils trashed that narrative, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 77, Oregon 69

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A quick look at No. 1 overall seed Louisville's 77-69 win against No. 12 seed Oregon in the Midwest Regional semifinal. Overview: It wasn't exactly textbook. The pressure came in dribs and drabs; the lead ebbed and flowed, ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  15. On the lookout for Worldwide Wes

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- One of college basketball's most influential and mysterious characters found himself on a sort of wanted poster here at Lucas Oil Stadium. Security guards were given a piece of paper with a photograph of William "Worldwide Wes" Wes...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  16. Picking sides in Duke-Michigan State

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Before the NCAA tournament started, Steven Izzo was working on his bracket. He had a game he just couldn't pick. He did what lots of kids do in that situation. He asked his dad for a tip. "I said, 'What game?' He said, 'I got yo...

    Blog | March 28, 2013