Nestled in the shadow of the powerful Kansas Jayhawks, the basketball team at Haskell Indian Nations University is barely noticed in its own town. But the stories and skills its players bring from reservations all around the country are profound.
Dana O'Neil spent two days on the road with top-ranked Kansas as it prepared to face Temple. What she found was a loose, wise-cracking group that doesn't appear to be cracking under the pressure of No. 1.
He lit up UCLA in the NCAA tournament, led Wyoming to the Sweet 16 and landed on the cover of SI. Basketball once came easy for the unforgettable Fennis Dembo. But things didn't go as easily once basketball went away.