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  1. Pearl, Sampson return to sidelines

    Dana O'Neil

    The question was simple and intentionally direct: Was Kelvin Sampson's return to college coaching at all motivated by a desire to clear his name? The answer, though brief in words, was far more complex. Sampson paused for a good 15 seconds, a stre...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  2. Billy Lange turns down D-League position

    Dana O'Neil

    Villanova associate head coach Billy Lange has declined an offer to become the head coach of the Houston Rockets Developmental League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a source told ESPN.com. Lange is still considering a position with the P...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. Nonconference analysis: American

    Dana O'Neil

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the American Athletic Conference. CINCINNATI Toughest: at New Mexico (Dec. 7) Next toughest: NC State (Nov. 12), Xavier...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Guy Lewis: His top 10 players

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  5. The American Athletic Conference's awkward start

    Dana O'Neil

    Some are coming, some are going ... some are unsure they even want to be there at all. A creation of realignment, the American Athletic Conference will be undeniably awkward in its first season.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  6. Big East ignores its roots ... and for what?

    Dana O'Neil

    One time not too terribly long ago, men of vision ruled college athletics -- people like Dave Gavitt, who formed the Big East on little more than a notion that a conference comprised of East Coast schools could be something special. Today, we are...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  7. Kemba Walker serves title-winning dish

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- They gathered every weekend in Kemba Walker's apartment, chilling out in their captain's space to play video games, watch television, air grievances. Anything they wanted to do, anything they needed to say, they could do or say there. A...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  8. NCAA men's national championship game: Kemba Walker cooks up chem...

    Dana O'Neil

    At the start of the season, Kemba Walker cooked for his teammates. By the end, he had all the ingredients to make a champion.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2011
  9. Jim Calhoun enjoying the ride

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- Winding through a lengthy answer to a question about Kemba Walker's leadership skills, Jim Calhoun was discussing how brief his actual interaction with his players is. "I have the kids for two, two-and-a-half hours a day," he said. N...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  10. Keeping Stevens a priority for Butler AD

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- Standing inside the locker room door minutes after Butler beat Virginia Commonwealth to advance to its second improbable national championship game in a row, athletic director Barry Collier was asked the inevitable buzzkill question: Wh...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  11. Napier's second shot seals UConn win

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- It only took the officials a few minutes to double-check the monitors and ensure they had the appropriate number of ticks left on the game clock. The few minutes felt like two hours for Shabazz Napier, who wandered around the Reliant St...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  12. NCAA men's national championship game: Connecticut Huskies head c...

    Dana O'Neil

    He's dealt with health issues, an NCAA investigation and a freshmen-laden team. Whatever the future holds for Jim Calhoun, he's turned in one of his best coaching jobs this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  13. Butler Bulldogs cannot be denied

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- The MVP of Butler's 70-62 win over Virginia Commonwealth didn't score a single point. Ronald Nored launched five shots and missed them all, but without Nored, Butler may not be doing the unthinkable: playing in a back-to-back national c...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  14. NCAA tournament: Butler Bulldogs return to NCAA championship game...

    Dana O'Neil

    A white lie from Ronald Nored inspired Shelvin Mack against VCU as the Bulldogs returned to the national championship game for the second year running.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2011
  15. VCU looks to win from beyond the arc

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- There were dunks, a few of them anyway, but when VCU took the court for its open practice here on the eve of the Final Four, the Rams deviated from the typical crowd-pleasing, throw-down script. They spent most of their time pa...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  16. NCAA tournament: As Brandon Knight matured, Kentucky Wildcats fig...

    Dana O'Neil

    It is no coincidence that as Brandon Knight has figured out his role with Kentucky, the Wildcats have figured out their game.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2011