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  1. 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
  2. Rick Pitino: His coaching tree

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  3. The American Athletic Conference's awkward start

    Dana O'Neil

    Some are coming, some are going ... some are unsure they even want to be there at all. A creation of realignment, the American Athletic Conference will be undeniably awkward in its first season.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  4. Creighton's winning formula a simple one

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- In this, the season of grind-it-out, ugly-it-up defensive rock fights that are meant to be basketball games, there is still one truth basketball holds to be self-evident: The team that scores the most points wins. And if...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  5. Rick Pitino, the Garden King, reigns again

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - Rick Pitino grew up on the East Side -- 26th Street, to be exact -- and like all boys who grew up with basketball visions dancing in their heads, Madison Square Garden was the Holy Land, the hallowed hardwoods for the gods. He watched g...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Big East play has begun. Let's take another crack at ranking this mega-conference: 1. Syracuse: Like Otto, their citrus-infused mascot, the Orange keep on rolling. Syracuse was supposed to get a challenge from Seton Hall. The Orange won by 26. De...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  8. Give UC credit for forcing players to man up

    Dana O'Neil

    It's easy to manufacture words. It's not easy to manufacture emotions. Which is why what Yancy Gates did on Monday is so much more meaningful than what he said. The Cincinnati senior wept openly, holding his head in his hands, as he tried to ap...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  9. Cronin's patience pays off for Bearcats

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mick Cronin acknowledged the elephant in the room, stared the pesky pachyderm right in the face and admitted what he was up against. It was October and Cronin hadn't coached a single basketball game yet this season but already ...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  10. Bearcats learn 'nothing is going to be easy'

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- With about two minutes left in the first half, Mick Cronin lost, in order, his cool, his jacket and nearly his mind. Two minutes into the second half, Cincinnati lost its big man. And so it followed suit that the Bearcats, in th...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  11. NCAA tournament: Dana O'Neil: Da'Sean Butler is a coach's dream f...

    Dana O'Neil

    For all of Da'Sean Butler's heroics on the court, the West Virginia star's attitude sets him apart from the rest. In other words, he's a coach's dream.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2010
  12. Cincinnati finds new identity in New York

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - If he could have, Mick Cronin would have built a bubble around his Cincinnati basketball team. Would have made it soundproof, television proof and Internet proof. As one loss begat two and ultimately led to five in the past six, he knew...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  13. Dana O'Neil: Deonta Vaughn leads Cincinnati … but now has he...

    Dana O'Neil

    Throughout Mick Cronin's three seasons of rebuilding at Cincinnati, Deonta Vaughn has been right by his side, carrying the Bearcats on his back nearly the entire time. Back relief comes this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2009