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  1. Position battles: Power forwards

    Dana O'Neil

    Some of the best one-on-one matchups will take place before the college basketball season tips off. They will come in the form of position battles within a team to determine a starter, which in some cases will shape an entire lineup. Starting with...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Players to watch: Power forwards

    Dana O'Neil

    This week ESPN.com will feature a position-by-position look at players to watch for the 2014-15 season. It's always about the guards. The little guys have the ball in their hands, so we tend to pay them more heed. That's fair. But to overlook t...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. Andrew and Nick Wiggins are chasing brother Mitch in March

    Dana O'Neil

    Mitch Wiggins, Andrew and Nick's older brother, has already kicked off March by leading Southeastern to a NAIA Division II Final Four. Now his younger brothers could possibly meet each other for the NCAA national championship.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  4. Kansas's Naadir Tharpe has to be a leader now more than ever -- C...

    Dana O'Neil

    In every game that Kansas has lost, at least by coach Bill Self's way of thinking, there has been a common theme and it's not the theme anyone would guess.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Embiid injury shouldn't affect KU in seeding

    Dana O'Neil

    Rest assured, Kansas fans, Joel Embiid's back injury shouldn't change the Jayhawks' seeding much, regardless of how the last two games go. Coach Bill Self announced Monday that Embiid will miss KU's final two regular-season games against Texas Tec...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Kansas' Joel Embiid has come out of nowhere to become perhaps nat...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kansas freshman Joel Embiid's game is ready for the NBA. That much is already clear. But is he ready for that life? He's not sure because even he knows he has more to learn -- like how to drive.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  10. Kansas finally has elite look

    Dana O'Neil

    LAWRENCE, Kans. -- Once upon a time, a long three weeks ago, the Kansas basketball team kept hearing the same question: What's wrong with the Jayhawks? KU, already dogged by two losses in December, gave up their home-court win streak against ...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  11. Weekend Homework: OSU back at the Phog

    Dana O'Neil

    Kansas has lost exactly twice in the past 46 games at Allen Fieldhouse, so the Jayhawks and their dedicated fan base tend to remember the L's. Follow up a road win at the Phog with a celebratory backflip and you're certain to never be forgotten. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  12. Wooden Award preseason watch list includes freshmen, transfers fo...

    Dana O'Neil

    For the first time in its history, the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award can include freshmen and transfers, and in this, the year of the freshman, the list is loaded with first-year players.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  13. The nonconference games we'd love to see

    Dana O'Neil

    We've officially judged and juried every nonconference schedule. Kudos to the teams that had the nerve to schedule bravely. Your just rewards could come in March, when the selection committee recognizes the merits of playing tough opponents, even if...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Rapid Reaction: Michigan St. 67, Kansas 64

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- Quick thoughts from Michigan State's 67-64 win over Kansas in the first game of the Champions Classic. Overview: If this is what November looks like, we could be in for a heckuva basketball season. The Spartans and Jayhawks, two teams t...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  16. Elite freshmen will be featured at the Champions Classic in Atlan...

    Dana O'Neil

    When Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky all take center stage at the Champions Classic, elite freshmen will be featured. As Dana O'Neil writes, it's another reason why we should honor Jan. 8, 1972.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012