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  1. A lot of skill, a little luck lifts Michigan

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Football is supposed to be the game of inches, where the nose of a football can determine a winner or a loser. Basketball, it turns out, can be just as exactingly sweet or cruel, depending on your rooting interest. Jordan Morgan...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Weekend Homework: Friars big for Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    The creation of the Big East was predicated on a couple of key concepts: " Basketball-first, like-minded schools would be better served aligning themselves together than existing as football's forgotten baggage. Few would argue that point. " Th...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  3. Spending a day with Florida State and Florida in basketball and f...

    Dana O'Neil

    Florida State and Florida don't really get along. And their football and basketball programs stand on different ends off the success spectrum. In 24 hours, football and basketball converged in Gainesville.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  4. Sean Miller embraces the past and looks to the future at Arizona

    Dana O'Neil

    The task awaiting Sean Miller when he arrived at Arizona was two-pronged, and complicated: Build for the present and repair some damage with the past. That meant winning and making former coach Lute Olson feel welcome again. He's done both.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  5. Impressions: Pac-12 media day

    Dana O'Neil

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The fireworks fizzled here before they really even had a chance to light up the sky. Bummer. It might have been fun. USC and UCLA have a terrific rivalry when it comes to the football teams. Which team is better? Which campus i...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  6. Home-and-home rivalries take a hit with conference realignment --...

    Dana O'Neil

    No Kentucky at Tennessee? No Duke at NC State? No Purdue at Indiana? As conferences expand, some traditional home-and-home series are simply no more. And that's too bad.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  7. Examining college basketball's first-half winners and losers - co...

    Dana O'Neil

    With college football in the books and nonconference basketball season all but over, let's take a look at the first-half winners and losers.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  8. Kentucky, Louisville and the city that divides one of basketball'...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke and North Carolina loyalists might disagree; Yankees and Red Sox devotees have a decent argument, too. But aside from maybe Alabama and Auburn football, it is hard to find such yearlong enmity breeding and cultivating within the state borders like Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  9. A look at realiignment from perspective of smaller basketball con...

    Dana O'Neil

    Realignment remains football-centric, but now we're seeing an inevitable trickle down of the shifting landscape to second-tier basketball conferences. How are these leagues responding to the latest wave of realignment talk?

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions football rediscovering its place among t...

    Dana O'Neil

    Penn State basketball has always needed football. Men's hoops coach Patrick Chambers knows this. What's different now? Football, with new Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien at the helm, needs basketball, field hockey and just about everything else more than ever.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  11. Syracuse and Ohio State pit basketball school against football sc...

    Dana O'Neil

    Saturday's game between Ohio State and Syracuse offers a classic contrast -- a football school against a basketball school.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  12. O'Neil: NCAA should deny UConn proposal

    Dana O'Neil

    In May, Southern and Grambling's men's basketball programs were banned from postseason play because of poor academic performance. Both schools, along with the Jackson State and Southern football teams, fell below the NCAA's APR. NCAA president Mar...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  13. Coach's Corner: Notre Dame's Mike Brey

    Dana O'Neil

    The day after his team handed previous-No. 1 Syracuse its first loss, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey wanted just one thing: a local watering hole, some good friends and a few hours of football. There is little time to enjoy the good times in college b...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  14. Siblings bring out the best in Florida Gators' Bradley Beal- Coll...

    Dana O'Neil

    Florida's Bradley Beal is the basketball player sandwiched between two pairs of football-playing brothers. Being the family pinball clearly has its benefits.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  15. Is it time for non-FBS schools in the Big East to unite? -- colle...

    Dana O'Neil

    Will the Big East schools without big-time football programs merge with other universities of the same ilk and create a hoops haven? It's not out of the question, says one former college sports power broker.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  16. In the end, the right people were punished

    Dana O'Neil

    The father of the BCS champion quarterback allegedly shopped his son around for six figures. North Carolina football is bogged down in a quagmire of agent involvement that has cost both the coach and the athletic director their jobs. At Ohio State...

    Blog | August 24, 2011