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  1. It's time for college basketball's nonconference season winners a...

    Dana O'Neil

    With league play just about here, it's time to go through the nonconference winners and losers. It was good to be Kentucky, Duke, NJIT and the Big 12. It wasn't so good to be the Big Ten, SEC or rims in general.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2014
  2. PSU's Chambers savors breakthrough win

    Dana O'Neil

    The virtual glass sitting on Pat Chambers' desk wasn't just half-empty; it was cracked straight through and emptying like a sieve. His Penn State basketball team was 0-14 in the Big Ten this season, winless over its previous 18 games in the league...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  3. With Miami fiasco, NCAA its own worst enemy again -- college spor...

    Dana O'Neil

    That the Miami investigation was bungled on the heels of the news that the Shabazz Muhammad case may have been handled inappropriately is a one-two gut punch to the NCAA, its image and, most importantly, its credibility, Dana O'Neil writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  4. The new world of Penn State athletics

    Dana O'Neil

    Sitting at work -- work, on this particular day being the bleachers at a recruiting event -- Brian Daly heard the jeers and heckles. The verbal attack, from unknown adults, was fueled by Daly's choice of clothing. The Penn State basketball assi...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  5. Penn State Nittany Lions football rediscovering its place among t...

    Dana O'Neil

    Penn State basketball has always needed football. Men's hoops coach Patrick Chambers knows this. What's different now? Football, with new Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien at the helm, needs basketball, field hockey and just about everything else more than ever.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  6. PSU's Pat Chambers: 'It's somber here'

    Dana O'Neil

    Geno Thorpe, a Pittsburgh-area talent who was being recruited by the Panthers as well as Kansas State and Wisconsin, announced on Tuesday that he would attend Penn State. It was a huge scoop for new coach Pat Chambers, one that typically would res...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  7. Missouri Southern Lions and Missouri Tigers play charity game for...

    Dana O'Neil

    What happens when normal isn't normal anymore? It's a question the residents of Joplin, Mo., have been asking. On Sunday, Mizzou provided a small dose.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2011
  8. John Wall serves as an example to campers

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Jonathan Severe is a rising prospect, a small forward ESPN calls, "one of the top young swingmen in the New York City area in the class of 2013." And no matter how hard he tried, Severe could not beat the guy in the other layup li...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  9. Penn State hopes Chambers brings new life

    Dana O'Neil

    Snarky critics will argue that after losing its head coach to Navy, Penn State basketball had nowhere to go but up. Long-suffering Nittany Lions fans would beg to argue. Penn State has spent the better part of its existence stuck in irrelevance...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions hire Patrick Chambers as next men's bask...

    Dana O'Neil

    Penn State has hired Boston University's Patrick Chambers as its next head coach.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  11. The ball is in Penn State's court

    Dana O'Neil

    Bizarre, confusing, stunning. Those were just some of the words on the Twitter universe after news broke that Penn State's Ed DeChellis was leaving a Big Ten job for a middle-of-the-pack Patriot League job at a service academy. Here's another good...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  12. Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for head Navy job

    Dana O'Neil

    Penn State coach Ed DeChellis will be named coach at Navy, sources told

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  13. Life on the NCAA tournament bubble -- college basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    For fans and outsiders, bubble talk is fun. For the ultimate insiders, the coaches, there is nothing amusing about it.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  14. No. 1 wins! No. 1 wins! Buckeyes wreck PSU

    Dana O'Neil

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As he walked Thad Matta onto the court for the start of the game, the security guard leaned into the Ohio State coach's ear. "We'll go out the back way when they rush the court," he explained to Matta. "So I said to my ...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  15. So who's a lamb and who's a lion?

    Dana O'Neil

    The weather folks, the ones who call sunny with a chance of clouds an actual prediction, like to debate whether the month of March will come in like a lamb or a lion. The theory being that the month that starts cold and nasty will right itself and...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  16. Some things never change at Penn State

    Dana O'Neil

    As a Penn State graduate, I'm often asked why the Nittany Lions can't be more relevant in basketball. And on the surface, it does look like one of the seven sports wonders of the world: good conference, nice facility, deep-pocketed alumni, a loyal...

    Blog | February 18, 2011