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  1. Top 10 mascots in college basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball's mascots come in several shapes, sizes and animal forms. We picked the 10 best.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  2. Dick Kelley gives one more assist to BC

    Dana O'Neil

    The job is thankless more often than not, a daily grind of duties both assigned and unassigned, of gathering information as fast as it can be gathered, of chasing down athletes for interviews who'd rather not be caught, and most difficult, appeasing ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. 2013 Final Four - What's the secret to Syracuse Orange's 2-3 zone...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse's zone defense has the been the MVP of its run to the Final Four. Why is it so successful? It starts with the players' length and speed, which have combined to devastate opponents in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  4. 2013 Final Four - No-nonsense approach serves Syracuse Orange co...

    Dana O'Neil

    The most fundamental skill for success seems to be the ability to deal with life and all its ups and downs. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is a master of that, and it has served him well.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  5. 2013 Final Four - In a season that has defied logic, this Final F...

    Dana O'Neil

    This season has been illogical and crazy, which makes this Final Four a fitting one, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  6. Syracuse Orange beat Georgetown Hoyas as Big East rivalry ends -...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse got the last laugh against Big East foe Georgetown in a game that did the old rivalry proud, a white knuckle 58-55 overtime win. And Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim made sure his players understood the rivalry's significance.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  7. Syracuse-Georgetown is fitting for the final Big East tournament ...

    Dana O'Neil

    As the Big East prepares to close its doors, Syracuse-Georgetown at Madison Square Garden is the only appropriate way to go out, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  8. Thompson family and their Georgetown Hoyas send Syracuse packing ...

    Dana O'Neil

    A father who helped start the rivalry. A son who closed it out with a resounding victory. On a nostalgic day in the nation's capital, John Thompson III's Hoyas pounded Syracuse for the Big East title and John Thompson Jr. got the last laugh.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  9. Otto Porter leads Georgetown Hoyas past Syracuse Orange -- NCB

    Dana O'Neil

    Otto Porter scored 33 points to lead Georgetown past Syracuse in a performance that overshadowed the probable end of the teams' long rivalry. In fact, Porter could have played himself into the discussion for player of the year honors.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  10. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim relies on more than numbers to get to No. ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has long been statistically predisposed for 900 wins, but he reached that plateau and passed Bob Knight on the all-time wins list on the strength on something more: his love for the game.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  11. A primer for the Big East season -- college basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    With the conference season set to get under way, Dana O'Neil takes a look at what's in store for the Big East.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  12. Temple Owls wake up and upset the Syracuse Orange -- college bask...

    Dana O'Neil

    Temple woke up after a tough loss earlier this week and upset third-ranked Syracuse. You have to wonder if the loss will have a similar impact on the Orange.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2012
  13. Syracuse and Ohio State pit basketball school against football sc...

    Dana O'Neil

    Saturday's game between Ohio State and Syracuse offers a classic contrast -- a football school against a basketball school.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  14. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  15. Change is in the air at Big East men's basketball tournament

    Dana O'Neil

    As the Big East meets at Madison Square Garden for the 30th year, a feeling of change and uncertainty is in the air.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  16. What I know, what I think I know and what I don't know - College ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil knows about scheduling conflicts. There's lots more about college hoops that she knows, thinks she knows and doesn't know.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012