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  1. Rules committee talks changes

    Dana O'Neil

    DALLAS -- It feels like a lifetime ago now, but back before the season started there was much fretting about new rules that many feared would lead to a game bogged down by whistles. Turns out, the game survived and the new rules mostly did what th...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    To death and taxes, I add Marquette. The Golden Eagles are the one thing you can count on annually. A year after losing the Big East's player of the year and league's leading scorer (and they were two different people) Buzz Williams' team is back aga...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  3. Irish's Tim Abromaitis deserved a 6th year

    Dana O'Neil

    It was a longshot all along. Everyone knew that -- from Mike Brey to Tim Abromaitis himself. The Notre Dame forward rolled the dice anyway, hoping that the NCAA would reward him with a sixth year of eligibility, restoring the season an ACL injury den...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  4. USF blows game -- and maybe NCAA shot

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - Somewhere in Philadelphia, Bruiser Flint should be crafting his argument: "The Top 100 Reasons Why My Team Deserves To Be in the NCAA Tournament." South Florida provided 99 for the Drexel coach. The Bulls, fighting to prove why th...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Irish believing their way to victory

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA - After his team beat Syracuse, handing the Orange their first loss of the season, Mike Brey challenged his players to believe in the unbelievable - that Notre Dame, a team without its best scorer and relying on a freshman and sophomore ...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  7. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    It's a crapshoot after No. 1, but I'll give another shot to ranking all 16 Big East teams ... 1. Syracuse: Good bounce back by the Orange, who rallied from their first loss of the season to beat Cincinnati on the road and West Virginia, with some ...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  8. Coach's Corner: Notre Dame's Mike Brey

    Dana O'Neil

    The day after his team handed previous-No. 1 Syracuse its first loss, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey wanted just one thing: a local watering hole, some good friends and a few hours of football. There is little time to enjoy the good times in college b...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  9. Conference power rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    After No. 1, good luck figuring out the rest of the Big East. But I'll give it a shot ... Syracuse: Instead of giving pause to how good the Orange is, Syracuse's survival win against Marquette only enforced just why Jim Boeheim's team is the best...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  10. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Here's my attempt at ranking the Big East teams one month into the season: 1. Syracuse: Amid distractions and the dismissal of their associate head coach, the Orange have done nothing to undermine their top-five national ranking. Syracuse won its ...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  11. Everything falling in line for Notre Dame

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- The irony is fairly delicious. Ben Hansbrough won Big East player of the year honors, beating out Kemba Walker for the hardware. Yet right now, the most valuable player for the Irish is Walker. It was his errant pass in the wanin...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  12. Casting our ballots: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    A quick look at the player and coach of the year races in the Big East: Player of the Year Of course there is no runaway favorite for Big East Player of the Year honors. This topsy-turvy, brutal league has been too wildly entertaining for that....

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  13. COY: The case for 10 other contenders

    Dana O'Neil

    For more on Steve Fisher, Rick Barnes and Jim Calhoun, check out the rest of our Coach of the Year debate in the Nation blog. For now, here are 10 other coaches who deserve praise for a job well-done this season: Rick Pitino, Louisville: This was ...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  14. Tales from the road -- rainbow sneakers

    Dana O'Neil

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Nike has gone Carrie Bradshaw. As the Sex and the City fashionista knows and apparently the sneaker giant has learned, a pop of color in one's shoes is a way to enliven an otherwise dreary outfit. Here at Peach Jam, sneak...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  15. Luck of the Irish not because of luck

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was sitting around at a team dinner, talking to his assistant coaches about what coaches always talk about - basketball. Anthony Solomon, who played on the Virginia team that nearly stunned Phi Slamma Jamma H...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  16. Irish keep disappointment in perspective

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- To Mike Brey, Notre Dame's 74-62 loss to West Virginia at Madison Square Garden was the perfect microcosm of the Irish's season. It was yet another case of almost -- of almost threatening to scare the Mountaineers, of almost getting back ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2009