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  1. Kentucky is good, but let's not get ahead of ourselves

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- They had one of those dress-up contests during the first media timeout of the second half here. You know, where the little kids run down the court and put on shorts 10 times too big and sneakers meant for grown men? The young Kansa...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. Arizona's Nick Johnson learned lessons on how to become a complet...

    Dana O'Neil

    Joe Johnson didn't want his son to play basketball like he did, so he taught Nick Johnson, a standout at Arizona, to do more than he ever did. That work is clear.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  3. For Kansas, it's not just about Wiggins

    Dana O'Neil

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The lure, at least in part, is still the kid. Even with Joel Embiid's emergence as the new best prospect in 20 years, the old best prospect in 20 years (not to be confused with Jabari Parker, last year's best prospect in 20 years) i...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  4. Iowa State Cyclones versus Iowa Hawkeyes college basketball has m...

    Dana O'Neil

    There was a time when Iowa and Iowa State carried some weight in college basketball. After a long layoff, the two teams are nationally relevant again.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  5. Jabari Parker is a reluctant star

    Dana O'Neil

    Jabari Parker is talking about the strange world he inhabits, the one where he is a basketball superstar who dislikes the spotlight, the one that finds a kid who prefers the we culture while living in the middle of the me culture, when he says someth...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  6. Duke's Jabari Parker returns to Chicago for Champions Classic as ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke's Jabari Parker will play in his hometown, as part of a Champions Classic that includes four of the top five teams in the country. Surrounded by all the other talked-about freshmen, he can shine. Except he isn't interested in the spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  7. Devyn Marble is following his father at Iowa but creating his own...

    Dana O'Neil

    Devyn Marble has a famous last name for someone playing basketball at Iowa. Yes, he's following in his father's footsteps, but he's focused on creating his own path.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  8. The American Athletic Conference's awkward start

    Dana O'Neil

    Some are coming, some are going ... some are unsure they even want to be there at all. A creation of realignment, the American Athletic Conference will be undeniably awkward in its first season.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  9. Andrew Wiggins picks Kansas, but now the pressure is on -- men's ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Andrew Wiggins made his college decision (Kansas), no doubt a great burden off his back. But in the world we've created, the pressure is far from over for the next greatest thing.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  10. Picking sides in Duke-Michigan State

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Before the NCAA tournament started, Steven Izzo was working on his bracket. He had a game he just couldn't pick. He did what lots of kids do in that situation. He asked his dad for a tip. "I said, 'What game?' He said, 'I got yo...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  11. 2013 NCAA tournament - Andy Enfield's rise at Florida Gulf Coast

    Dana O'Neil

    Andy Enfield had a cushy job and a nice living in the New York financial world, but somehow, he knew everything was supposed to lead back to basketball, Dana O'Neil writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  12. 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
  13. O'Neil: Hinkle Magic? Better believe it

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- When they finally cleared the court, after the mayhem had ended and the shock had at least abated if not entirely wore off, the little kids started shooting. It was already after midnight, well past their bedtimes, but their parents w...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  14. Hinkle Magic as Butler Bulldogs defeat Gonzaga on buzzer-beater -...

    Dana O'Neil

    There's just something about this Butler program and that magical place it calls home that makes one believe anything is possible -- even Saturday night's stunning finish against Gonzaga.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  15. New league, same Butler

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- You could almost see the old-time members puffing out their collective chests back in October. You want a piece of this, kid? Think your pretty Final Four rings have any sway here? This ain't no Horizon League, buddy. And so whe...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  16. Keeping kids in mind when discussing NCAA academic issues

    Dana O'Neil

    It's easy to be cynical when speaking about NCAA academic requirements. But lest we forget, college sports is very often about offering opportunity where it didn't otherwise exist in exchange for hard work. And what's so wrong about that?

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012