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  1. Mizzou, like Tennessee, needs stability now

    Dana O'Neil

    Well this suddenly is interesting. Until this week, the coaching carousel was a pretty mundane kiddie ride. Coaches most everyone expected to be handed pink slips did, in fact, get their walking papers, and no huge seismic shifts came with their ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Vols get what they don't want, but deserve

    Dana O'Neil

    In the most deliciously ironic coaching carousel ride in some time, the University of Tennessee, both fan base and athletic department, somehow managed to get what they no longer wanted and exactly what they deserved. Cuonzo Martin, the man they t...

    Blog | April 15, 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. Rules committee talks changes

    Dana O'Neil

    DALLAS -- It feels like a lifetime ago now, but back before the season started there was much fretting about new rules that many feared would lead to a game bogged down by whistles. Turns out, the game survived and the new rules mostly did what th...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. UConn never stopped believing

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Believe, that's the word everyone used. The players, the coach, his wife, the mothers. Everyone associated with Connecticut kept coming back to believe. It's a powerful tool, the power of conviction, the kind that can change th...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Tipoff Live: National title edition

    ESPN.com staff

    To watch Tipoff Live on your smartphone, click here. ESPN.com college basketball reporters Eamonn Brennan, Myron Medcalf and Dana O'Neil check in from Arlington, Texas, where Kentucky and Connecticut will play for the national title on Monday nigh...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Kentucky's different breed of Cats

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The text messages start going back and forth every Selection Sunday. "Happy anniversary," they usually start. And then the group gets down to the real business at hand. They scan the bracket to find the No. 8 seeds. Twent...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Mark Emmert, NCAA president, says unionization attempt is 'gross...

    Dana O'Neil

    The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting schools have been working to get athletes more involved in decisions that impact them.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Yeguete's twisted road leads to Final Four

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There are ironic twists, and then there's Will Yeguete's life, contorted both figuratively and literally into a sort of biographical pretzel. Start with the literal -- the left foot that turned the wrong way, snapping into a br...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  16. 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