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  1. Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie go searchi...

    Dana O'Neil

    A national title doesn't just bring a trophy. For Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie, it will bring validation, which to them is far more valuable and enduring.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  2. UConn Huskies surprise everyone but themselves with run to NCAA m...

    Dana O'Neil

    With every UConn win, the question followed the Huskies: How long can they stay here? Turns out, until the very end.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  3. Weekend Homework: Cuse vs. Nova again

    Dana O'Neil

    On the bus for a USA Basketball game a few years back, Jim Boeheim sat down next to Jay Wright and whispered a little secret. The Hall of Famer had gotten the drop on the Big East schedule, which by then was a convoluted mess thanks to the league's g...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  4. Kentucky finding life with freshmen can be hard

    Dana O'Neil

    Nobody has done better with elite freshmen than John Calipari, but even at Kentucky it has become clear it's not so simple to just load up on potential one-and-dones and expect everything to work smoothly.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  5. If you thought this college basketball season was good, just wait...

    Dana O'Neil

    A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  6. 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
  7. After injury to Kentucky Wildcats' star, let's not forget about N...

    Dana O'Neil

    Everyone is talking about what Nerlens Noel's injury means for the one-and-done rule and Kentucky's tourney chances. How about we pause to think about the 18-year-old kid and the arduous and tedious process he now faces?

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  8. Kentucky, Louisville and the city that divides one of basketball'...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke and North Carolina loyalists might disagree; Yankees and Red Sox devotees have a decent argument, too. But aside from maybe Alabama and Auburn football, it is hard to find such yearlong enmity breeding and cultivating within the state borders like Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  9. These young Kentucky Wildcats have a lot to learn after loss to B...

    Dana O'Neil

    After Baylor ended Kentucky's 55-game home win streak, UK has already lost more games this season than all of last. Time to panic? Maybe not yet, but John Calipari certainly has his hands full with this disjointed young group.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  10. Gauging the panic meter for Kentucky, UCLA, Baylor and others - c...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky could have expected growing pains with a new group of freshmen, so no, it's not time to panic in the Commonwealth. UCLA, on the other hand, has much to worry about. Dana O'Neil gauges the panic meter for those two plus Baylor, NC State, Memphis, Texas and Villanova.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  11. Elite freshmen will be featured at the Champions Classic in Atlan...

    Dana O'Neil

    When Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky all take center stage at the Champions Classic, elite freshmen will be featured. As Dana O'Neil writes, it's another reason why we should honor Jan. 8, 1972.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  12. Welcome to college basketball's three-state paradise of Kentucky,...

    Dana O'Neil

    Great basketball will be played across the country this season, but no region will beat Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Dana O'Neil maps out the perfect road trip for hoops fanatics, ending in Rising Sun, Ind.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  13. Recalling the Kentucky tenure of troubled Texas Tech coach Billy ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil had a front-row seat to the abrasive behavior that led to the downfall of Billy Gillispie at Kentucky, but she thought he could successfully bounce back at Texas Tech. But some people just don't change. Lesson learned.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  14. Star basketball recruits under increased NCAA scrutiny -- men's c...

    Dana O'Neil

    Frustration levels are at a fever pitch with several elite basketball recruits facing increased NCAA scrutiny as the fates of their freshman years hang in the balance. What's behind these delays and why are more high-end recruits being held up?

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  15. 2012 Final Four -- Kentucky Wildcats versus Kansas Jayhawks is gr...

    Dana O'Neil

    Both young and old will love Monday's blue blood title game between Kentucky and Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  16. 2012 NCAA tournament -- This epic Final Four is made for city of ...

    Dana O'Neil

    This is not a Final Four for the meek or mild. With Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and Ohio State involved, it's as big as it gets. And New Orleans is the perfect host for this party.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2012