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  1. Could Villanova be a No. 1 seed?

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Still blinded by the dirt kicked in his team's face after an 89-61 loss to Villanova, Providence coach Ed Cooley grabbed hold of his rose-colored glasses to make a case that his good friend, Jay Wright, and his Wildcats team deserve a...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  2. Better to be tested or to coast through the conference season?

    Dana O'Neil

    Some teams -- hello, Kentucky and Gonzaga -- will likely coast through conference play. Others -- we're looking at you, Big 12 and Big East -- will emerge having been bruised and bloodied. Which route to March is better? And which teams face which roads?

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2015
  3. Michigan State feels like odd team out at Champions Classic

    Dana O'Neil

    Michigan State is the team that doesn't quite fit at the Champions Classic, which is rare. The Spartans, unlike Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, don't have the identity they've had in the past.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2014
  4. Search firms take lead in filling head coaching vacancies in coll...

    Dana O'Neil

    Headhunting search firms, such as Parker Executive Search, are taking the lead in filling head-coaching vacancies in college athletics. What's becoming an industry standard has many coaches wondering how to get on firms' radars in what is a notoriously secretive process.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  5. After injury to Kentucky Wildcats' star, let's not forget about N...

    Dana O'Neil

    Everyone is talking about what Nerlens Noel's injury means for the one-and-done rule and Kentucky's tourney chances. How about we pause to think about the 18-year-old kid and the arduous and tedious process he now faces?

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  6. O'Neil: Chris Mooney's important role

    Dana O'Neil

    On the worst day of her life, he offered her his shoulder and his strength, guiding her home to face the grim reality that her beloved father had taken his own life. He stayed by her through the funeral and the entirety of her senior year, opening...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  7. Richmond Spiders coach Chris Mooney lifts the spirits of grieving...

    Dana O'Neil

    After an unspeakable family tragedy, a basketball student manager found comfort in the first family of Richmond basketball, Chris Mooney and his wife, Lia, who opened up their home and their hearts to a grieving young lady in need.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  8. Big East should say no to 18-team tourney

    Dana O'Neil

    If two teams play at Madison Square Garden and no one is there to witness it, did the games actually occur? That will be the quandary the Big East faces in 2014 if the league listens to the pleas of its basketball coaches and allows everyone into ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  9. Mitch Henderson looks to continue Princeton Tigers' legacy - coll...

    Dana O'Neil

    His face is at the center of one of the most iconic sports images at Princeton. Now Mitch Henderson returns to the Tigers as their new coach, hoping to continue the program's legacy and relive the magic of its past.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2011
  10. Coaches vs. Cancer Classic: Star-less Pittsburgh Panthers when it...

    Dana O'Neil

    Pittsburgh, the self-proclaimed team of no stars, put on a typical Pittsburgh performance in its Coaches vs. Cancer title-game victory over Texas.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2010
  11. NCAA tournament: Duke Blue Devils' Lance Thomas and Kyle Singler ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke's Lance Thomas and Kyle Singler have unique skill sets on the basketball court. Off the court, they've been able to pursue their other passion, art, in the classroom.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  12. USC Trojans to face NCAA Committee on Infractions

    Dana O'Neil

    USC's hefty self-imposed sanctions could be just the tip of the iceberg as the school tries to get in front of a hearing with the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2010
  13. Dana O'Neil: On the road with the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks

    Dana O'Neil

    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.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2010
  14. Louisville Cardinals players Terrence Jennings, Jerry Smith to fa...

    Dana O'Neil

    Louisville basketball players Jerry Smith and Terrence Jennings will only face one charge stemming from their involvement in an altercation with off-duty police officers over the weekend and coach Rick Pitino said the two would not miss any game time.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2009
  15. Dana O'Neil: Unsung stars power Villanova past Marquette

    Dana O'Neil

    When Villanova's big guns (Scottie Reynolds, Dante Cunningham) were struggling, the Wildcats turned to a couple of unsung role players (Dwayne Anderson, Reggie Redding), who delivered a game-winning play to send the Cats to the Big East semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2009
  16. Dana O'Neil: Local boy Blair makes good at Pitt

    Dana O'Neil

    Pitt's DeJuan Blair didn't just stay close to home when deciding where to attend college -- he never left. Blair grew up down the street from campus and has made his wide smile and infectious personality the face of the Panthers program.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2009