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  1. It's time for college basketball's nonconference season winners a...

    Dana O'Neil

    With league play just about here, it's time to go through the nonconference winners and losers. It was good to be Kentucky, Duke, NJIT and the Big 12. It wasn't so good to be the Big Ten, SEC or rims in general.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2014
  2. Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be r...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  3. If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four right now

    Dana O'Neil

    If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four, who would be in? Who would be out? Who would be in the conversation?

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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