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  1. Look back, look ahead: Others

    Dana O'Neil

    It doesn't seem right to call this group Others, because in college basketball, the Others are what make the game so special. This is the crew that puts the madness in March, the slipper on Cinderella's foot and really just all of the cliches into...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  2. Look back, look ahead: American

    Dana O'Neil

    As I exited the court in Arlington, Texas, on Monday night, confetti from Connecticut's national championship celebration still stuck in my shoe, Tom Odjakjian walked up beside me. "What do you have planned for an encore?" I asked the American Ath...

    Blog | April 14, 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. 2013 Final Four - Louisville coach Rick Pitino still has his fire...

    Dana O'Neil

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino is as fiery and competitive as ever, but the passing of time has humbled him, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  5. 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
  6. After 24 years, Larry Brown back on the trail

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- At the Reebok Breakout Challenge, they wore the business uniforms of July recruiting, some in lime green or bright red, others in black or navy blue. All had their university names splayed in full across their golf-shirted chests o...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  7. Missouri coach Haith counting on transfers

    Dana O'Neil

    He's still trying to work out the logistics, knowing full well it will be about as popular as a summertime homework assignment. But if Frank Haith has his way, when Missouri travels to Europe this summer, his players will leave their cell phones b...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  8. Understanding why Larry Brown wants back in -- College Basketball...

    Dana O'Neil

    Why does Larry Brown want back in? Why does a 71-year-old man want to deal with everything a modern college coach has to deal with? Howard Schnellenberger knows a thing or two about the subject.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  9. Misery loves company as the Pittsburgh Panthers and Villanova Wil...

    Dana O'Neil

    Models of consistency for the past decade, Pittsburgh and Villanova -- two programs that faced off in the 2009 Elite Eight -- are in a stunning free fall this season. What in the world happened?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  10. Coaches vs. Cancer is personal for Lavin

    Dana O'Neil

    For Steve Lavin, Coaches vs. Cancer always has been more than a clever name for a good cause. It's been personal. His father, Cap, is a 21-year survivor of prostate cancer and his grandmother, Mary Brown, died of pancreatic cancer in 1977. Ten ...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  11. New Faces, New Places: Matt Langel

    Dana O'Neil

    Hiring Matt Langel won't necessarily make David Roach popular among his former co-workers. Before he became athletic director at Colgate, Roach served in the same role at Brown. His Ivy League catbird seat afforded Roach a pretty good view of the...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  12. Rapid Reaction: Butler 71, Pittsburgh 70

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A quick look at Butler's wild 71-70 win over Pittsburgh. Overview: Absolutely top-shelf basketball in this game, with two experienced and intelligent teams leaving it all on the floor. Sadly it ended in controversy, with two fo...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  13. Coaches vs. Cancer Classic: Star-less Pittsburgh Panthers when it...

    Dana O'Neil

    Pittsburgh, the self-proclaimed team of no stars, put on a typical Pittsburgh performance in its Coaches vs. Cancer title-game victory over Texas.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2010
  14. New Faces, New Places: Milan Brown

    Dana O'Neil

    When Milan Brown gathered his Holy Cross basketball team for the first time, he told them he understood their frustration. He empathized over the revolving door that had spun three coaches in and out of the locker room in as many years and he promise...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  15. Pitt exacts Elite Eight revenge with win over Villanova

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- No surprise here. Pitt versus Villanova was feisty, scrappy, at times flat-out ugly and entertaining to the last minute. The 70-65 win is a huge boon to the credibility and resume of a once-again soaring Pitt team that remains almost im...

    Blog | February 21, 2010
  16. Getting ready for Pitt at UConn

    Dana O'Neil

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Looking forward to watching Pitt tangle with UConn here at the XL Center in a little while. The Panthers have turned a lot of heads -- present company included -- with their 3-0 start in the league. It's not hard to figure out w...

    Blog | January 13, 2010