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  1. How does NJIT beat Michigan?

    Dana O'Neil

    All hail the pocket protector brigade! Two days after the University of the Sciences beat Drexel in Philadelphia, one day after Yale topped Connecticut in Storrs, New Jersey Institute of Technology might have pulled off the biggest shocker since C...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  2. North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu learned how to jugg...

    Dana O'Neil

    North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu's commitment to his faith requires a special kind of toughness.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  3. 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
  4. UConn Huskies never stopped believing on way to 2014 national tit...

    Dana O'Neil

    These UConn Huskies were always the underdog, but they never stopped believing.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  5. Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie go searchi...

    Dana O'Neil

    A national title doesn't just bring a trophy. For Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie, it will bring validation, which to them is far more valuable and enduring.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  6. Why Connecticut will win

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There is a place for logic and common sense in the world. Sports isn't always one of those places. Logically Connecticut shouldn't be able to beat Kentucky. The Wildcats are bigger, stronger and, man for man, have more options ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. Kentucky's Cinderella run mirrors Villanova's in name only

    Dana O'Neil

    Sure, Kentucky is a No. 8 seed. But these Wildcats aren't the same as Villanova in 1985.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  8. Anyone still doubting UConn now?

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Saint Joseph's essentially ran out of players in overtime. Villanova was done in by another lousy shooting night. Iowa State didn't have its offensive lynchpin, Georges Niang. Michigan State was just off, maybe tired from a slu...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  9. UConn Huskies surprise everyone but themselves with run to NCAA m...

    Dana O'Neil

    With every UConn win, the question followed the Huskies: How long can they stay here? Turns out, until the very end.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  10. Can games be as big as the building? Yes

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Playing in domes is nothing new for the Final Four. But there are domes, and there is Jerry's World, which looms like some sort of alien spaceship in the distance off the highway. It, like everything in Texas, is huge. Like sil...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  11. Don't watch the Final Four and try to figure out what's next, enj...

    Dana O'Neil

    The focus is always on what's next. Will a player leave for the NBA? Is he ready? But this Final Four and its teams should remind us to enjoy the now.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Napier, Huskies always kept believing

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- She used to sneak out of work at lunchtime and drive wherever the game was being played. Sometimes when she went back to work the next day, she didn't have a job, her boss fed up with an absentee employee. And then there would be an...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  15. Shabazz Napier leads UConn Huskies to Final Four with belief in h...

    Dana O'Neil

    UConn wasn't expected to do much this season and wasn't even eligible for the NCAA tournament last season. Look at the Huskies now.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2014
  16. Five things: UConn keeps making believers

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Less than a month ago, Connecticut lost by 33 points against Louisville in a game that exposed every sort of liability and shortcoming the Huskies had. And now, here we are. If you don't believe in the power of believing, well, then...

    Blog | March 28, 2014