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  1. Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith earned respect,...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dean Smith won basketball games -- a lot of them -- but his impact wasn't just during the 40 minutes of action. It was his impact on his players, the respect of his peers and the endless outpouring of love from those he came in contact with that will be his lasting legacy.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2015
  2. Figuring out just which team is the best the ACC has to offer

    Dana O'Neil

    The ACC is loaded. That much is clear. Just watch it on any given night. What are the strengths of the best of the best? Where are the trouble spots? The potential pitfalls?

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2015
  3. Better to be tested or to coast through the conference season?

    Dana O'Neil

    Some teams -- hello, Kentucky and Gonzaga -- will likely coast through conference play. Others -- we're looking at you, Big 12 and Big East -- will emerge having been bruised and bloodied. Which route to March is better? And which teams face which roads?

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2015
  4. Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be r...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  5. Rating the level of interest for every game in the ACC/Big Ten Ch...

    Dana O'Neil

    The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is loaded. But what games are the most interesting? Which ones matter the most?

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2014
  6. Larry Brown 'worried' by UNC academic scandal

    Dana O'Neil

    SMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown is concerned that the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater could stain Dean Smith's legacy.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  7. Roy Williams of North Carolina Tar Heels 'worried sick' about NCA...

    Dana O'Neil

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams said Wednesday that he is "worried sick" about the pending NCAA investigation into the school's academic scandal, and included in his worries are concerns about his own reputation.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2014
  8. Top 10 most important shooters

    Dana O'Neil

    These 10 players will need to shoot it well from distance in order for their teams to have success.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  9. Teams have arrived at time where they better have things figured ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Early in the season, teams have time to learn and grow. Well, with Selection Sunday little more than a month away, that time has passed. Teams need to have things figured out.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  10. 2013 Kentucky Derby - O'Neil: All-access with Rick Pitino during ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Derby contender Goldencents gives owners, Hall of Fame trainer rare shot at a Derby victory, Dana O'Neil writes

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  11. If you thought this college basketball season was good, just wait...

    Dana O'Neil

    A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  12. Miami Hurricanes show title potential with win over North Carolin...

    Dana O'Neil

    Miami's victory over North Carolina was another example of the Hurricanes' consistency in this unpredictable season. And while other teams are riding some sort of rollercoaster, Miami is improving as the season progresses.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2013
  13. North Carolina Tar Heels' academic scandal exemplifies NCAA hypoc...

    Dana O'Neil

    When it comes to determining the legitimacy and academic integrity of high school core courses, the NCAA deems itself an authority. When it comes to fraudulent courses on college campuses, such as the scandal at North Carolina, it defers to the institution. There's a word for that: baloney.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  14. How sweet is the Sweet 16? Depends on whom you ask -- NCAA tourna...

    Dana O'Neil

    The Sweet 16 still matters, but it's just not as sweet for everyone as it used to be. Once the barometer for success, the regional semifinals are now as much a measure of failure.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  15. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  16. In The Know -- Coaching difficulties, NCAA-worthy teams and masco...

    Dana O'Neil

    The comparisons of coaching and parenting, Champ Week and teams sealing their own fate are in the spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2012