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  1. Wright is the opposite of what people think

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball, as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 19: Villanova's Jay Wright. On Wednesday, we release No. 18. There are people who are e...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Many worthy choices for coach of the year

    Dana O'Neil

    We couldn't boil down the list. That was the amazing thing. Every year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association board members and district representatives get together on a conference call to boil down the candidates for player of the year, freshm...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. Weekend Homework: Cuse vs. Nova again

    Dana O'Neil

    On the bus for a USA Basketball game a few years back, Jim Boeheim sat down next to Jay Wright and whispered a little secret. The Hall of Famer had gotten the drop on the Big East schedule, which by then was a convoluted mess thanks to the league's g...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  4. Villanova's Tony Chennault shows how hardship waiver can work for...

    Dana O'Neil

    Tony Chennault benefitted from a hardship waiver, one that allowed him to transfer to Villanova to be closer to a mother who needed him. But Villanova benefitted, too, which is why the waiver process has become so complicated.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  5. Villanova grabs tourney ticket, definitively

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Wright was sitting at J.D. McGillicuddy's doing his radio show Monday night when the Villanova coach glanced up at one of the television screens in the restaurant. He looked right in time to see the most popular graphic of the ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  6. Villanova's Jay Wright eager for road test

    Dana O'Neil

    While fans are busy clamoring for Villanova to receive Top 25 votes and envisioning happily busy March days once more, Jay Wright isn't quite there. The Villanova coach has been on his team's bandwagon all season, convinced that the Wildcats were ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  7. Villanova investigating new assistant Doug Martin's resume

    Dana O'Neil

    Villanova is looking into whether assistant coach Doug Martin may have given incorrect information in his bio submitted to the university and posted online on the school's athletic department website.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  8. Irish believing their way to victory

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA - After his team beat Syracuse, handing the Orange their first loss of the season, Mike Brey challenged his players to believe in the unbelievable - that Notre Dame, a team without its best scorer and relying on a freshman and sophomore ...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  9. As always, moxie is mantra for Marquette

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- The game lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes. Jay Wright was hit with a technical before halftime. Buzz Williams earned one, he says, for not saying a word. "I never got a 'T' for not saying anything. I guess you can get T's now for body...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  10. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Here's my attempt at ranking the Big East teams one month into the season: 1. Syracuse: Amid distractions and the dismissal of their associate head coach, the Orange have done nothing to undermine their top-five national ranking. Syracuse won its ...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  11. Philly coaches unite for movie premiere

    Dana O'Neil

    From the only-in-Philadelphia file ... On Friday night at the Kimmel Center, The Mighty Macs, a movie about the famed Immaculata women's basketball team and their legendary coach Cathy Rush, premieres. Along with it being about a Philly team, it's...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  12. Coaching survey: Late-game situations

    Dana O'Neil

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- During last week's EYBL Peach Jam, ESPN.com surveyed 15 head coaches on a range of topics. Here are their responses on a topic involving their fellow coaches. There are five seconds left in a tie game. Your opponent has the ...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  13. Coaching survey: Smartest guys around

    Dana O'Neil

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- During last week's EYBL Peach Jam, ESPN.com surveyed 15 head coaches on a range of topics. Here are their responses on a topic involving their fellow coaches. Who is the smartest coach in college basketball right now? Ric...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  14. Navy's Billy Lange joins Villanova as assistant coach to Jay Wrig...

    Dana O'Neil

    Jay Wright went back to his original drawing board to reconfigure his staff, naming Navy head coach Billy Lange as associate head coach.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  15. NCAA tournament: East Region breakdown

    Dana O'Neil

    Get up to speed on the all the players, games and storylines in the East Region.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  16. Dana O'Neil: Corey Fisher follows long line of decorated Villanov...

    Dana O'Neil

    Corey Fisher has spent his Villanova career deputizing for more decorated Wildcats guards. As a senior, he's assuming more of a leadership role, ready to become one of those players in whose footsteps he's followed.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2010