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  1. Arizona State Sun Devils guard Shaquielle McKissic's journey to D...

    Dana O'Neil

    Arizona State senior guard Shaquielle McKissic has endured a lot to get to Tempe: Jail time, the loss of a friend and dropping out of community college. Rather than running from his problems, he has embraced his past.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  2. Andy Enfield is at USC trying to do the impossible again

    Dana O'Neil

    Andy Enfield made Florida Gulf Coast a household name. If you thought that was hard, the job of resurrecting USC might be even more difficult. But he says he's ready for it.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  3. No time to savor hire for James Johnson

    Dana O'Neil

    Someday James Johnson will sit back and enjoy the moment he's waited on for 19 years. He'll savor the fact that, finally, after a career of climbing and trying, he's a head coach at a Division I institution. He's just not sure when someday will co...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  4. NCAA increases minimum eligibility standards for Division I stude...

    Dana O'Neil

    The NCAA's new eligibility standards begin this fall for high school freshmen. Can you draw uniform lines to determine what constitutes an academically prepared student-athlete? The NCAA believes it can; others aren't so sure.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  5. O'Neil: More Div. I teams, more competition

    Dana O'Neil

    A few years ago, I took a road trip with the Alcorn State basketball team to see how the other half of Division I lives. It wasn't pretty. Old shoes, team meals in mall food courts and student athletic trainers who weren't even CPR certified, the ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  6. NCAA takes on academic reform (again) -- College Basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    By proposing much stricter eligibility standards, the NCAA is once again trying to tackle academic reform. But plenty of Division I college basketball coaches have some questions first.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  7. Will Sheridan speaks at rival Saint Joseph's

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Personally and privately, the circle for Will Sheridan has long been closed. Comfortable with himself and his sexuality, the former Villanova player -- who in May told ESPN.com his story as a gay Division I athlete -- doesn't need val...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  8. Coaches earn keep in July recruiting blitz

    Dana O'Neil

    By 3 p.m., I broke down. I had tried to be a good soldier, to prove that I had the stuff to make it as a pseudo Division I basketball coach. But after seven hours of crisscrossing the highways of Las Vegas and hustling in and out of gyms, I buckled. ...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  9. St. Bonaventure Bonnies forward Andrew Nicholson ready to take ne...

    Dana O'Neil

    Andrew Nicholson is a physics major and rising NBA prospect. If that wasn't enough, he's ready to lead St. Bonaventure to new heights.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2010
  10. Dana O'Neil: Hoop roots run deep with Hartford coach John Gallagh...

    Dana O'Neil

    When he was 11 and hanging out with Lionel Simmons, John Gallagher told everyone he was going to be a college basketball head coach. At the end of a wild 11-day stretch this spring, his vow became reality.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  11. Dana O'Neil: At 30, Jason Capel out to continue family's legacy a...

    Dana O'Neil

    Jason Capel spent only one year as an assistant and it seems like only yesterday he was playing at UNC. But as the second-youngest coach in all of Division I, the new man in charge at Appalachian State is far from inexperienced.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2010
  12. Dana O'Neil: UNO's stay in Division I is running short

    Dana O'Neil

    The city of New Orleans is basking in the glow of a Super Bowl title, but not all is rosy on the sports front. One only has to look at the UNO athletic department to know that.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2010
  13. Dana O'Neil: The man who makes the Kansas Jayhawks' travel work

    Dana O'Neil

    It's been a humbling journey for Barry Hinson, who went from longtime Division I coach to travel coordinator for the team of his old college buddy.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2010
  14. NCAA spoils dinner: Coaches told to stay away

    Dana O'Neil

    The NCAA cautioned Division I basketball coaches that attending the Grassroots Basketball of America dinner in Las Vegas and paying the entry fee could constitute a violation.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2009
  15. Dana O'Neil: Tumultuous start hasn't discouraged new Nevada Wolf ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Coaching changes are never easy. Just ask David Carter. Nevada's new coach merely slid over one chair, but he's already rollercoastered through the most tumultuous ride of any of the new coaches in Division I.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2009
  16. Dana O'Neil: A little blue blood, a little blue-collar

    Dana O'Neil

    Scott Cherry might have blue blood roots, but his rise from forklift salesman to Division I head coach is a classic blue-collar story.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2009