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  1. Hoiberg working that old Hilton Magic

    Dana O'Neil

    The naysayers and the critics lampooned Iowa State's decision nearly four years ago, said it was a move designed to curry favor with a disenchanted fan base but not necessarily win games. The naysayers and the critics had a point. Fred Hoiberg, th...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Illinois Fighting Illini's Meyers Leonard shoulders plenty -- Col...

    Dana O'Neil

    The wide shoulders of Meyers Leonard have a lot weighing on them. But with a brother in Afghanistan, a mother in pain and a small town counting on him, the Illinois big man carries on.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  4. Ten years after losing his best friend on 9/11, Rick Pitino remem...

    Dana O'Neil

    Billy Minardi was not only Rick Pitino's brother-in-law, but also his best friend. Nearly a decade after losing him on 9/11, the Louisville coach recreated their last trip together.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  5. Peach Jam notebook: Jokester coaches

    Dana O'Neil

    A few more news and notes from the EYBL Peach Jam ... NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- With so much time on their hands, coaches can't help but sit around telling stories while they watch the endless march of games. Usually the tales revolve around basketba...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  6. Coaches earn keep in July recruiting blitz

    Dana O'Neil

    By 3 p.m., I broke down. I had tried to be a good soldier, to prove that I had the stuff to make it as a pseudo Division I basketball coach. But after seven hours of crisscrossing the highways of Las Vegas and hustling in and out of gyms, I buckled. ...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  7. Penn State hopes Chambers brings new life

    Dana O'Neil

    Snarky critics will argue that after losing its head coach to Navy, Penn State basketball had nowhere to go but up. Long-suffering Nittany Lions fans would beg to argue. Penn State has spent the better part of its existence stuck in irrelevance...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  8. Men's college basketball: Pat Knight gets fresh start with Lamar ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Outsiders might consider Pat Knight's move -- from Texas Tech to Lamar -- a tumble down the coaching hierarchy. That's not how Knight sees it.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  9. College basketball: New head coach Fred Hoiberg feels the love fr...

    Dana O'Neil

    The rest of the basketball world may have raised its collective eyebrows when Iowa State tabbed Fred Hoiberg as its coach. But Cyclones fans across the state have a far different reaction to "The Mayor."

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2010
  10. Candy-striped pants, Day-Glo T-shirts the new trend for coaches

    Dana O'Neil

    Coaches will go to great lengths to get the attention of high-profile recruits when attending summer camps, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2008