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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Andrew and Nick Wiggins are chasing brother Mitch in March

    Dana O'Neil

    Mitch Wiggins, Andrew and Nick's older brother, has already kicked off March by leading Southeastern to a NAIA Division II Final Four. Now his younger brothers could possibly meet each other for the NCAA national championship.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  4. Arizona's Nick Johnson learned lessons on how to become a complet...

    Dana O'Neil

    Joe Johnson didn't want his son to play basketball like he did, so he taught Nick Johnson, a standout at Arizona, to do more than he ever did. That work is clear.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  5. Kansas' Joel Embiid has come out of nowhere to become perhaps nat...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kansas freshman Joel Embiid's game is ready for the NBA. That much is already clear. But is he ready for that life? He's not sure because even he knows he has more to learn -- like how to drive.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  6. Duke's Jabari Parker returns to Chicago for Champions Classic as ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke's Jabari Parker will play in his hometown, as part of a Champions Classic that includes four of the top five teams in the country. Surrounded by all the other talked-about freshmen, he can shine. Except he isn't interested in the spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  7. Fouls could cause a lot of problems early in the season

    Dana O'Neil

    Rules changes that could bring more whistles -- many, many more whistles -- could be the biggest player early in the season.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  8. Does one year even matter to the one-and-done star? - men's colle...

    Dana O'Neil

    The health of a college program could be altered by the one-and-done. But to the player, to the star, does that one year matter at all?

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  9. Rick Pitino: His coaching tree

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  10. Bobby Hurley forges own identity as head coach of Buffalo Bulls -...

    Dana O'Neil

    Coach K's All-American, Bob Hurley's son, Dan Hurley's assistant. After a frustrating pro career and years of being identified through others, Bobby Hurley seeks to forge his own identity as head coach at Buffalo.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  11. Renardo Sidney is a cautionary tale for NBA draft early entries -...

    Dana O'Neil

    For every smiling face on NBA draft night, there is one of sorrow who slips off the NBA radar and into basketball oblivion. Take Renardo Sidney, a once-hyped prospect. Where is he now? Nobody knows.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  12. Rush to play in the NBA changes how coaches recruit -- college b...

    Dana O'Neil

    Basketball players have always aspired to the NBA. But the question coaches now hear isn't can I get to the NBA, but when and even more, how quickly?

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Top recruits today often bring baggage, and that creates problems...

    Dana O'Neil

    Top recruits bringing baggage and entourages to college isn't new in today's game, but it's time to find a solution to the problem, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  15. Nothing ridiculous about Smith's return

    Dana O'Neil

    The ridiculous thing would have been to go -- to take a media guide-enhanced 6-foot, 165-pound body, toss it into the shark-infested NBA draft waters and pray for the best, when the best looked like the second round. Turns out, though, that Russ S...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  16. C.J. Fair staying with Syracuse Orange for senior season

    Dana O'Neil

    C.J. Fair announced that he will return to Syracuse for his senior season, claiming he made his decision not based just on what people told him but on what he believed.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013