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  1. Don't watch the Final Four and try to figure out what's next, enj...

    Dana O'Neil

    The focus is always on what's next. Will a player leave for the NBA? Is he ready? But this Final Four and its teams should remind us to enjoy the now.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 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. If you thought this college basketball season was good, just wait...

    Dana O'Neil

    A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  4. After injury to Kentucky Wildcats' star, let's not forget about N...

    Dana O'Neil

    Everyone is talking about what Nerlens Noel's injury means for the one-and-done rule and Kentucky's tourney chances. How about we pause to think about the 18-year-old kid and the arduous and tedious process he now faces?

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Gauging the panic meter for Kentucky, UCLA, Baylor and others - c...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky could have expected growing pains with a new group of freshmen, so no, it's not time to panic in the Commonwealth. UCLA, on the other hand, has much to worry about. Dana O'Neil gauges the panic meter for those two plus Baylor, NC State, Memphis, Texas and Villanova.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Wave of red and blue invades New Orleans

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW ORLEANS -- At around 11 a.m. on Thursday, a man and woman were strolling down Canal Street, clad in the uniform of the weekend -- Final Four T-shirt, shorts to enjoy the warm weather and a beer in hand. The revelry officially has started here,...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  9. At Kentucky, players come first but titles better soon follow -- ...

    Dana O'Neil

    As long as John Calipari is at Kentucky, it'll be a "players first" environment. For the rabid fans of the Big Blue Nation, that's fine -- as long as those players win championships first.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  10. NBA draft surprises and disappointments of the past decade

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil takes a look at college players from the past decade who have been pleasant surprises in the NBA. And the ones who have surprised in a bad way.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  11. Jared Sullinger vows he will return to Ohio State

    Dana O'Neil

    Jared Sullinger said he would not be entering his name for the NBA draft and would return for his sophomore season.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  12. Dana O'Neil: In the end, was anyone really punished with the Memp...

    Dana O'Neil

    Derrick Rose is making millions in the NBA. His former coach is making millions at Kentucky. Memphis doesn't face any future penalties and the NCAA washes its hands of a player it once cleared. So what exactly was the penalty again?

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2009
  13. O'Neil: Recruiting rules result in many shades of gray

    Dana O'Neil

    Guided by the security that no foul equates to no harm, coaches are pretzel-bending the NCAA bylaws, using a wink and Cheshire cat grin to trample and shred the original intent of the rulebook, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2008
  14. Dana O'Neil: What's hot (and not) for 2008-09 college hoops

    Dana O'Neil

    Stephen Curry? Red-hot. The SEC? Not so much. What else is hot (and not) for the 2008 college basketball season? Dana O'Neil has the answers.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2008
  15. Brotherly love, hoops style, means stitches and blood

    Dana O'Neil

    They compete at the highest levels in Division I basketball, but these sets of brothers trace their competitive roots all the way back to their childhoods, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  16. Lee dedicates spectacular career to memory of a friend

    Dana O'Neil

    Western Kentucky's Courtney Lee was barely recruited by colleges, but he has developed into a potential first-round NBA draft pick. All that he does is in honor of his friend and former teammate, Danny Rumph, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2008