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  1. It's not easy playing for the Kentucky Wildcats

    Dana O'Neil

    John Calipari likes to say playing for Kentucky is hard. The pressure, the attention, the hype, the expectations are unparalleled. So just how hard is it?

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
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  3. Don't overlook the value of upperclassmen in college hoops

    Dana O'Neil

    Freshmen are the new thing, the shiny penny everyone wants to look at and examine. But look at the top 10 in college hoops and you'll notice something -- significant upperclassmen.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2014
  4. Larry Brown, Steve Fisher and Jim Boeheim lead the old guard of c...

    Dana O'Neil

    The old guard of coaches -- emphasis on old -- won't be giving up coaching any time soon. Larry Brown, Steve Fisher and Jim Boeheim have no desire to stop stalking sidelines any time soon.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2014
  5. Playground basketball is dying

    ILLUSTRATIONS BY OLIVER BARRETTMyron Medcalf & Dana O'Neil

    Once an American staple, hoops on blacktops across the United States has all but faded away.

    Eticket | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  6. Bruce Pearl, Kelvin Sampson are on the road to coaching redemptio...

    Dana O'Neil

    Bruce Pearl and Kelvin Sampson are ready to return to coaching -- and rebuild two fallen programs -- after serving NCAA-mandated suspensions.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  7. Players to watch: Power forwards

    Dana O'Neil

    This week ESPN.com will feature a position-by-position look at players to watch for the 2014-15 season. It's always about the guards. The little guys have the ball in their hands, so we tend to pay them more heed. That's fair. But to overlook t...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  8. Ex-Louisville Cardinals player Chane Behanan says he'll enter dra...

    Dana O'Neil

    Chane Behanan, who was dismissed from Louisville in December, will enter the NBA draft, he confirmed via text to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Take Three: Coach with the most on the line

    Jason King, Myron Medcalf & Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: We want to be clear: This is not a piece about the hot seat. Rather, it's one that identifies three secure coaches who nevertheless have a lot on the line in 2013-14, whether it's taking that first big step, fulfilling sky-high expecta...

    Blog | September 18, 2013