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  1. Ex-Louisville Cardinals player Chane Behanan says he'll enter dra...

    Dana O'Neil

    Chane Behanan, who was dismissed from Louisville in December, will enter the NBA draft, he confirmed via text to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  2. Napier relishes return to game he loves

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It was time to celebrate, to high-five and chest bump with his teammates. The game was over, the end a mere formality of nine more ticks on the clock. But instead of his celebrating his moment, the 89-81 overtime win, UConn guard ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  3. Parker puts on New York-worthy show

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- New Yorkers love a good show, and the marquee at venerable Madison Square Garden promised a good one Thursday -- Duke versus UCLA, two basketball names that even the casual fan would recognize. New Yorkers, though, aren't easily impres...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  4. Louisville's Chris Jones still trying to measure up with Memphis'...

    Dana O'Neil

    Chris Jones could never be the king of his hometown of Memphis. The place always belonged to Joe Jackson. Now Jones' winding road his him at Louisville, ready for a Thursday night showdown with -- who else? -- Memphis' Joe Jackson.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Shock, relief and love for Ware family

    Dana O'Neil

    The ripple effects of Kevin Ware's injury spread from Indianapolis to Louisville to Georgia to Virginia, a tidal wave of emotion and reaction to the horrific injury the Louisville guard suffered during the Cardinals' Elite Eight win against Duke on S...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  7. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Coaches love to say that, on any given night, a team can lose. Apparently the Big East would like to make that its motto. The league has become either strangely unpredictable or woefully unstable, depending on your point of view. What looked like ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  8. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim relies on more than numbers to get to No. ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has long been statistically predisposed for 900 wins, but he reached that plateau and passed Bob Knight on the all-time wins list on the strength on something more: his love for the game.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  9. Amidst the chaos, all hail the Ivy League

    Dana O'Neil

    Resembling a family tree only a Kardashian could love, the conference map could make for an excellent holiday present. Forget Where's Waldo? Where's Boise State? Seriously, where? I've lost track. Middle Tennessee State and Florida Atlantic joi...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  10. 2012 Final Four -- Kentucky Wildcats versus Kansas Jayhawks is gr...

    Dana O'Neil

    Both young and old will love Monday's blue blood title game between Kentucky and Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  11. Love affair with Michigan State Spartans started early for Draymo...

    Dana O'Neil

    Draymond Green's love affair with Michigan State started when he was 2 years old. But his road to East Lansing wasn't always an easy one.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  12. Tough love benefits Thomas Robinson

    Dana O'Neil

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The world wanted to protect him, to wrap him in the warm cocoon of a bear hug. Overcome with grief and riddled with helplessness, the Kansas community was determined to turn its sadness into action. A ride to class, a lunch bu...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  13. Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self's tough love made all the differe...

    Dana O'Neil

    The entire Kansas community was ready to comfort Thomas Robinson. But without tough love from Bill Self, Robinson would not be the All-American candidate he is today.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  14. Misery loves company as the Pittsburgh Panthers and Villanova Wil...

    Dana O'Neil

    Models of consistency for the past decade, Pittsburgh and Villanova -- two programs that faced off in the 2009 Elite Eight -- are in a stunning free fall this season. What in the world happened?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  15. Richard Williams just can't seem to quit his first love -- colleg...

    Dana O'Neil

    Fifteen years ago, he coached alongside three legends at the Final Four. Now he's a 66-year-old assistant coach in the Sun Belt. Richard Williams just can't seem to quit his first love.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2011
  16. Lon Kruger and his squeaky-clean image match well with Oklahoma S...

    Dana O'Neil

    Lon Kruger loves challenges. Oklahoma basketball needs a coach beyond reproach. It appears the two are an ideal match.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011