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  1. The nonconference games we'd love to see

    Dana O'Neil

    We've officially judged and juried every nonconference schedule. Kudos to the teams that had the nerve to schedule bravely. Your just rewards could come in March, when the selection committee recognizes the merits of playing tough opponents, even if...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  2. Amidst the chaos, all hail the Ivy League

    Dana O'Neil

    Resembling a family tree only a Kardashian could love, the conference map could make for an excellent holiday present. Forget Where's Waldo? Where's Boise State? Seriously, where? I've lost track. Middle Tennessee State and Florida Atlantic joi...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  3. Recruiting isn't a time to dream for Amaker

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Sitting on the bleachers at Philadelphia University this July, Roy Williams spun a good yarn about another visit he took to the recruiting camp there a few years earlier. "I remember saying to my assistant, 'Who is number such and ...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  4. Despite difficulty, the Big 5 rivalries live on

    Dana O'Neil

    They stopped throwing streamers after the first made basket years ago. The doubleheaders, too, are things of the past. And with the renovations to Saint Joseph's on-campus arena, as of last season only Penn played its home games at Philadelphia's fam...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Penn's heartbreak is Harvard's happiness

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: On Tuesday night, Andy Katz caught up with a happy 86-year-old in Ohio -- a man who played on Harvard's one and only NCAA tournament team in 1946. To read Katz's piece, click here. PRINCETON, N.J. -- The most avid Princeton fan in t...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  7. Balance is back in the Ivy League

    Dana O'Neil

    In an era of money-grubbing conference realignment, it makes sense that the Ivy League, the lone leftover of the no-scholarship bygone days, is going back to its roots. Penn and Princeton, long the dominant forces in the Ancient Eight, are experie...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  8. New Faces, New Places: Matt Langel

    Dana O'Neil

    Hiring Matt Langel won't necessarily make David Roach popular among his former co-workers. Before he became athletic director at Colgate, Roach served in the same role at Brown. His Ivy League catbird seat afforded Roach a pretty good view of the...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  9. Princeton forces Ivy League playoff

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Ivy League proudly refers to itself as the Ancient Eight, comfortable in its status as a relic and an antique in an age when newer is always equal to better. This is a place where things are done a certain way because they've a...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  10. New Faces, New Places: Paul Cormier

    Dana O'Neil

    Paul Cormier realizes -- and is quick to point out -- that there are no quick fixes for what ails his Dartmouth basketball team. Which is a wise attitude when you're in charge of a team that hasn't been to the NCAA tournament since Eisenhower was ...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  11. Can Jerome Allen recapture Penn magic?

    Dana O'Neil

    Before they smelled the rarefied air of big-time success, Ed Rendell and David Montgomery would come to the Palestra, grab their chairback seats and watch what winning was all about. This was when Rendell was the newly elected mayor of Philadelphi...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  12. New coach Bill Courtney optimistic he can keep Cornell Big Red ro...

    Dana O'Neil

    Coaching in the Ivy League is a challenge to begin with. Throw in the suddenly high expectations at Cornell and Bill Courtney has his work cut out for him. Don't expect that to get him down.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  13. NCAA tournament: Steve Donahue and Cornell are reaching rare heig...

    Dana O'Neil

    If there was a glass ceiling for Ivy League expectations, Cornell and coach Steve Donahue have shattered it, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  14. A tough decision at Penn

    Dana O'Neil

    The news that Penn had dismissed coach Glen Miller before the calendar even flipped to January has left me somehow stunned and not surprised at the same time. Sounds impossible, I know. I'm stunned simply because it's rare a college program dismis...

    Blog | December 15, 2009
  15. Gabe Lewullis and Steve Goodrich went different ways after their ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Gabe Lewullis and Steve Goodrich are 3,000 miles apart and took completely different paths along the way. But the doctor and ex-pro player, respectively, will be forever linked by Princeton's '96 NCAA tourney win.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2009
  16. From the Ivy to the A-10, Dunphy fits just right in Philly

    Dana O'Neil

    Fran Dunphy had his skeptics when he made the transition from Penn to Temple. There were questions about his ability to translate his success from the Ivy to the A-10. A conference championship in his second season answers a lot of those questions, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2008