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  1. Five Questions: Syracuse's Brandon Triche

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: In the buildup to Midnight Madness, we are taking an in-depth look at Joe Lunardi's top five seeds in a series called Countdown To Madness. In addition to the Insider pieces, Eamonn Brennan will offer Three Big Things about each team a...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  2. East preview: Ohio State vs. Syracuse

    Dana O'Neil

    BOSTON - Somewhere, some clever Syracuse fan ought to grab a red cape, a magic marker, ink a Z on his chest and call himself The Zone. In this NCAA tournament, the Zone (yes, it deserves to be capitalized) has grown to near-mythological proportion...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  3. Jardine scoops Syracuse to Sweet 16

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- Scoop Jardine sort of hung there for a handful of seconds, inverted over a press table, a computer and the other superfluous paraphernalia of a sportswriter's workspace, his legs dangling in the air and his hands somehow on the floor to...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Syracuse 75, Kansas St. 59

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH - Quick thoughts on Syracuse's 75-59 win against Kansas State in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Overview: Syracuse found the easiest way to change the narrative on its NCAA tournament run - play like a top seed. Since the br...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  5. Previewing Pittsburgh: Saturday's games

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- Here's a quick rundown of what to look for in Saturday's third-round games at Consol Energy Center: No. 1 seed Syracuse (32-2) vs. No. 8 Kansas State (22-10), 12:15 p.m. ET One looks like The Thinker, pensively holding his chin in...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  6. Asheville dogs Syracuse, but Orange win

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- J.P. Primm led his team through the hallways of the Consol Energy Center, chanting, "It's not the size of the dog." His No. 16-seeded UNC Asheville team backed him in the fight and almost made history. But like the 108 teams that ca...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  7. Rapid Reax: Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- Quick thoughts on Syracuse's 72-65 win over UNC Asheville in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Overview: Let's address the obvious first: This had nothing to do with Fab Melo. Yes, the loss of the big man alters the way Syr...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  8. Previewing Pittsburgh: Afternoon games

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- Here's a quick rundown of what to look for in Thursday's afternoon games at Pittsburgh: No. 8 Kansas State (21-10) vs. No. 9 Southern Miss (25-8), 12:40 p.m. ET Back when he was an assistant at Cincinnati, Frank Martin watched Lar...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  9. Syracuse Orange coach Jim Boeheim -- Fab Melo 'didn't let anybody...

    Dana O'Neil

    A tight-lipped Jim Boeheim would not elaborate on the suspension of center Fab Melo, but insisted that neither he nor his players were disappointed in their sophomore big man.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  10. 2012 NCAA tournament - Fab Melo's absence leaves a void for Syrac...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse has faced considerable controversy and distractions this season and has brushed all of it aside. Fab Melo's absence, coming at the worst possible time, is one the Orange cannot ignore.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  11. Dieng putting exclamation point to his game

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - When Gorgui Dieng first enrolled at the University of Louisville, he was more exclamation point than Big East post player. With 187 pounds stretched to its limits over a nearly 7-foot frame, guys like Fab Melo, Yancy Gates, Henry Sims a...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  12. Cincinnati finds the right sort of toughness

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - The dialogue and the punches have been dissected now to almost every syllable and twitch. Everyone knows exactly what happened in the Dec. 10 brawl between Cincinnati and Xavier, knows every inappropriate word, every horrible action. Wh...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  13. Casting our ballots: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: To see our expert picks for each of the nation's 12 top conferences, click here. To cast your vote in these races, visit SportsNation. A quick look at the player and coach of the year races in the Big East: Player of the year ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  14. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Is Notre Dame really the second-best team in the Big East? At this point in time, it's tough to argue with the results on the court... 1. Syracuse: With Fab Melo back in the fold, the Orange cruised to an easy win against St. John's. The big man c...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  15. Conference power rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    The best team in the Big East lost this past weekend, but the best team is still the best team. A few other things did change in this week's power rankings, though. Let's take a look: 1. Syracuse: The Orange finally fell and looked as lousy in def...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  16. The Education of Fab Melo continues for Syracuse Orange - College...

    Dana O'Neil

    In every way imaginable, Fab Melo's first season at Syracuse was a nightmare. Then a funny thing happened on the way to bust status. Melo, anointed too much and too early, started to get it.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011