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  1. Nonconference schedule analysis: CAA

    Dana O'Neil

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of nation's top leagues. On Monday, we began with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. We started Tuesday with the A-10 and Big East and now it's off to the Coloni...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  2. Bracket reveal: Anaheim Classic

    Dana O'Neil

    Tournament bracket for the 2012 Anaheim Classic When and where: Nov. 22-23, 25 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Initial thoughts: On the surface, this isn't a very sexy tournament but there are some intriguing teams here to k...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  3. CAA should do right by student-athletes

    Dana O'Neil

    We have been told for nearly a year now that university presidents and chancellors, conference commissioners and athletic directors are altruistic do-gooders and that their every decision is for the "betterment of the student-athlete." Asking a cr...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  4. VCU makes the tournament the easy way

    Dana O'Neil

    There will be no hand-wringing or worrying, no public outcry or gnashing of teeth. Virginia Commonwealth is back in the NCAA tournament, and no one can argue the Rams don't belong. A year after its epic run to the Final Four began amid controve...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  5. Coach's Corner: VCU's Shaka Smart

    Dana O'Neil

    Six years ago, George Mason did the impossible, upsetting its way to the Final Four. In 2010 Butler made impossible happen again, getting within one half-court heave of a national title. By the time last year's title game ended, we were all believ...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  6. Drexel gets early-morning win against Rider

    Dana O'Neil

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Bruiser Flint wanted to go to sleep, but he got sucked into the midnight tip between Gonzaga and Washington State and before he knew it the clock read 2 a.m. His wakeup call, all of a sudden, was a mere 90 minutes away. "...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  7. CAA: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Dana O'Neil

    Here are five storylines I look forward to following in the CAA this season: VCU Part Deux The bar has been set pretty high for Shaka Smart's encore season. After all, Brad Stevens went to back-to-back finals in NCAA tournament darling runs. O...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  8. Philly coaches unite for movie premiere

    Dana O'Neil

    From the only-in-Philadelphia file ... On Friday night at the Kimmel Center, The Mighty Macs, a movie about the famed Immaculata women's basketball team and their legendary coach Cathy Rush, premieres. Along with it being about a Philly team, it's...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  9. Next coaching generation: Reason to fret?

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: A group of 15 head coaches from around the country were recently asked a series of questions by Dana O'Neil. Here are each coach's pick for best late-game strategist and smartest overall. NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Bruce Weber was 24 y...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  10. Butler Bulldogs cannot be denied

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- The MVP of Butler's 70-62 win over Virginia Commonwealth didn't score a single point. Ronald Nored launched five shots and missed them all, but without Nored, Butler may not be doing the unthinkable: playing in a back-to-back national c...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  11. VCU looks to win from beyond the arc

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- There were dunks, a few of them anyway, but when VCU took the court for its open practice here on the eve of the Final Four, the Rams deviated from the typical crowd-pleasing, throw-down script. They spent most of their time pa...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  12. Joey Rodriguez came close to missing it all

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- He left because he wasn't sure they'd have anything in common and couldn't trust that he could play for a guy he knew nothing about. The irony is the coach that Joey Rodriguez initially ran from is actually just like him. The two sub...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  13. Previewing Washington D.C.: Early games

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- They are used to filibustering here. They are used to the endless conversation to delay the inevitable. Unlike in politics, eventually the talk stops in basketball and the games begin. The prognostications, what-ifs and shou...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  14. Good win for Drexel ... bad loss for CAA?

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Perhaps Old Dominion ought to petition for membership in the Atlantic 10. There, at least, the Monarchs are 3-0 this season, with wins against Richmond, Xavier and Dayton. In their real home, the congested clog that is the Colon...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  15. Northeastern-Southern Illinois preview

    Dana O'Neil

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Chris Lowery wants to restore order. Bill Coen is just hoping to find some. If ever there was a game showcasing the cyclical nature of basketball, this is it. Southern Illinois, tired of being an afterthought in the Cinde...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  16. Tales from the road: Hitching a ride

    Dana O'Neil

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- After landing at the Atlanta airport and maneuvering through the endless tram rides required to get to the rental car center, Mo Cassara walked out to fetch his car. The Hofstra coach chose his vehicle, got behind the wheel,...

    Blog | July 13, 2010