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  1. Kevin Ollie is UConn's steady hand during Huskies' Final Four run...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kevin Ollie first had to prove he was able to success in Jim Calhoun's shadow before proving he was up to the task at UConn. The Huskies' Final Four run dispels any remaining doubts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  2. Connecticut Huskies men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun expected t...

    Dana O'Neil

    Jim Calhoun is a curmudgeon, although not necessarily a lovable one; irascible but not always irrational, old school but never irrelevant; an icon, but an imperfect one. He was not always easy to like, but he was impossible to not respect.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  3. Summer Shootaround: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note:'s Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on the Big East, click here: 1. Unsteady rudder: The Big East is prepping to lose two of its most iconic members, has no commi...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  4. Toughest legend to replace? Calipari

    Dana O'Neil

    To correspond with Jason King's feature on how tough it is to replace a legend, three of our writers gave their take on who will be the toughest icon to replace. Also see Myron Medcalf's take on Mike Krzyzewski and Andy Katz's take on Jim Calhoun. ...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  5. Coaching relationships aren't what they used to be -- college bas...

    Dana O'Neil

    Friendships and mentoring aren't dead in the coaching profession. Not by a long shot. But thanks to a win-at-all-costs mentality, it's not so easy to be friendly with other coaches anymore. There's just too much at stake.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  6. Bracket impressions: Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil

    Bracket first impressions: Someone on the Selection Committee must be a frustrated screenplay writer. How else to explain the endless plots coursing through some of these regions? In the South, Kentucky will debut as the No. 1 overall seed a...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  7. UConn at crossroads with Calhoun away

    Dana O'Neil

    And so now the onus falls directly where it should have been in the first place: on the Connecticut players. The unexpected news that Jim Calhoun is taking a leave of absence due to back pain leaves the Huskies standing at a pivotal crossroads. A ...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  8. Conference power rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    After No. 1, good luck figuring out the rest of the Big East. But I'll give it a shot ... Syracuse: Instead of giving pause to how good the Orange is, Syracuse's survival win against Marquette only enforced just why Jim Boeheim's team is the best...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  9. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Big East play has begun. Let's take another crack at ranking this mega-conference: 1. Syracuse: Like Otto, their citrus-infused mascot, the Orange keep on rolling. Syracuse was supposed to get a challenge from Seton Hall. The Orange won by 26. De...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  10. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Before conference play gets underway, let's take another attempt at ranking all 16 teams in the Big East: 1. Syracuse: The Orange head in to league play unblemished and barely challenged. Syracuse has won games by an average of 21.7 points in the...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  11. Jim Calhoun reacts to latest controversy

    Dana O'Neil

    Depending on which way you read the tea leaves, the decision by new Connecticut president Susan Herbst to assess the athletic department is either just another day at the office or a tempest in a teapot. It is, according to Jim Calhoun, the former...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  12. Coaching survey: Late-game situations

    Dana O'Neil

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- During last week's EYBL Peach Jam, 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, 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. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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