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  1. Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be r...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  2. If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four right now

    Dana O'Neil

    If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four, who would be in? Who would be out? Who would be in the conversation?

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2014
  3. Michigan State feels like odd team out at Champions Classic

    Dana O'Neil

    Michigan State is the team that doesn't quite fit at the Champions Classic, which is rare. The Spartans, unlike Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, don't have the identity they've had in the past.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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