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  1. Kevin Ollie is UConn's steady hand during Huskies' Final Four run...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kevin Ollie first had to prove he was able to success in Jim Calhoun's shadow before proving he was up to the task at UConn. The Huskies' Final Four run dispels any remaining doubts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  2. Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Connecticut epitomize survive and a...

    Dana O'Neil

    Survive and advance takes on a new meaning when examining the paths the final four have taken this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  3. Many worthy choices for coach of the year

    Dana O'Neil

    We couldn't boil down the list. That was the amazing thing. Every year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association board members and district representatives get together on a conference call to boil down the candidates for player of the year, freshm...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  4. Damontre Harris re-enrolling at Florida, but won't play this seas...

    Dana O'Neil

    Florida coach Billy Donovan said suspended big man Damontre Harris is re-enrolling at the university, but would not play this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  5. What's missing for Florida? Nothing

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Suspensions and injuries, so forth and so on. The song of this Florida basketball team has been played on the strings of a tiny violin. Not that the Gators were courting sympathy they wouldn't get, anyway. This season thus far has b...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. Rick Pitino: His coaching tree

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Boeheim's career more than a number

    Dana O'Neil

    From Jeff Capel (167 wins at age 37) to Bob Huggins (700-plus at 59) and with some Rick Pitino (600-plus at age 60), Billy Donovan (400-plus at 47) and Brad Stevens (100-plus at 36) sprinkled in, ESPN Stats & Information has devised a pretty good...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Rutgers grows up in a hurry vs. Florida

    Dana O'Neil

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Before his team faced No. 10 Florida, Rutgers coach Mike Rice sat the Scarlet Knights down for a home movie, hoping that celluloid evidence of what a team could accomplish with a little faith might somehow spawn some belief in the...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  10. Critical assistant shuffle quietly rolls on in college basketball...

    Dana O'Neil

    The assistant-coaching carousel might not get the headlines or the fan attention, but no head coach will underestimate its importance. Just ask Rick Pitino and Billy Donovan.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  11. New NCAA proposal would put an end to early scholarship offers

    Dana O'Neil

    The NCAA is considering a proposal that would prohibit coaches from offering scholarships before July 1 between a recruit's junior and senior years of high school. Naturally, coaches aren't thrilled.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2010
  12. Dana O'Neil: Lions, tigers and sharks … oh my!

    Dana O'Neil

    There's a certain perspective one gains when staring down a shark. Billy Donovan recently took that plunge off the South African coast -- an experience the Florida coach says he'll never forget.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  13. NCAA spoils dinner: Coaches told to stay away

    Dana O'Neil

    The NCAA cautioned Division I basketball coaches that attending the Grassroots Basketball of America dinner in Las Vegas and paying the entry fee could constitute a violation.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2009
  14. O'Neil: When Billy Donovan speaks, Florida Gators listen in 2008

    Dana O'Neil

    Last seaon, Florida coach Billy Donovan talked but his team didn't listen. A year older, the Gators say they're wiser this season, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2008