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  1. Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie go searchi...

    Dana O'Neil

    A national title doesn't just bring a trophy. For Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie, it will bring validation, which to them is far more valuable and enduring.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Connecticut epitomize survive and a...

    Dana O'Neil

    Survive and advance takes on a new meaning when examining the paths the final four have taken this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  4. John Calipari 'doubts' Willie Cauley-Stein plays in Final Four

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky coach John Calipari said he doesn't expect injured sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein to play in this weekend's Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  5. Teams have arrived at time where they better have things figured ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Early in the season, teams have time to learn and grow. Well, with Selection Sunday little more than a month away, that time has passed. Teams need to have things figured out.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  6. Kentucky finding life with freshmen can be hard

    Dana O'Neil

    Nobody has done better with elite freshmen than John Calipari, but even at Kentucky it has become clear it's not so simple to just load up on potential one-and-dones and expect everything to work smoothly.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  7. Rush to play in the NBA changes how coaches recruit -- college b...

    Dana O'Neil

    Basketball players have always aspired to the NBA. But the question coaches now hear isn't can I get to the NBA, but when and even more, how quickly?

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  8. My Saturday afternoon observations

    Dana O'Neil

    Just last week, NCAA tournament selection committee chair Mike Bobinski hosted the first of a handful of teleconferences heading toward Selection Sunday. It was just a day after Nerlens Noel tore his anterior cruciate ligament, so naturally Bobinski ...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  9. These young Kentucky Wildcats have a lot to learn after loss to B...

    Dana O'Neil

    After Baylor ended Kentucky's 55-game home win streak, UK has already lost more games this season than all of last. Time to panic? Maybe not yet, but John Calipari certainly has his hands full with this disjointed young group.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  10. Welcome to college basketball's three-state paradise of Kentucky,...

    Dana O'Neil

    Great basketball will be played across the country this season, but no region will beat Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Dana O'Neil maps out the perfect road trip for hoops fanatics, ending in Rising Sun, Ind.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  11. 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
  12. No need to condemn UK for one-and-done

    Dana O'Neil

    One by one they said thank you, making like Oscar or Emmy winners during the award season -- acknowledging the directors (their parents), the producers (their coaches), the co-stars (their teammates) and ticket buyers (the fans) -- before walking off...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  13. UK asked for glory; Calipari delivered

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW ORLEANS -- The night before the national championship game, Bruiser Flint joined John Calipari and a few others in a hotel room. Flint, who worked with Calipari at UMass, got the Kentucky coach to riff on the old days and spin some good tales ...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  14. 2012 Final Four - John Calipari leads Kentucky Wildcats to nation...

    Dana O'Neil

    John Calipari's task at Kentucky was difficult, but not complicated: Win a national championship. Try as he might to brush aside the significance of Monday night's win, it's a milestone achievement for one of the game's most ambitious and maligned coaches.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Rick Pitino, the Garden King, reigns again

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - Rick Pitino grew up on the East Side -- 26th Street, to be exact -- and like all boys who grew up with basketball visions dancing in their heads, Madison Square Garden was the Holy Land, the hallowed hardwoods for the gods. He watched g...

    Blog | March 11, 2012