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  1. Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be r...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  2. Missouri's twisted route to its coaching hire

    Dana O'Neil

    After enough intrigue to satisfy a daytime soap opera cliffhanger, Missouri on Monday announced that Kim Anderson would be its next men's basketball coach. Anderson could very well be a fine hire. He won at the Division II level, leading Central M...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Mizzou, like Tennessee, needs stability now

    Dana O'Neil

    Well this suddenly is interesting. Until this week, the coaching carousel was a pretty mundane kiddie ride. Coaches most everyone expected to be handed pink slips did, in fact, get their walking papers, and no huge seismic shifts came with their ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Tournament preview: SEC

    Dana O'Neil

    This season started with talk about a special group of classmates in this league, one so talented and exceptional that it just might go undefeated. Which is exactly what happened, only not with the team or the group anyone expected. Kentucky an...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  5. Mizzou's mission: Boot camp bonding

    Dana O'Neil

    The hardest part wasn't lugging the 50-pound sacks around for a 4.5-mile hike. It wasn't hauling tires or carrying metal poles. It wasn't even working up the courage to shoot M16s out of a bunker. No, the hardest part of Missouri's overnight boot ...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  6. Missouri Tigers leave comfort zone for boot camp - men's college ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Missouri's roster is a hodgepodge group that includes four freshmen, two transfers and one former JC player. So Frank Haith took them out of their comfort zone and into a military base to build leadership and togetherness.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  7. 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
  8. As Michael Dixon seeks waiver, judge-and-jury precedent leaves NC...

    Dana O'Neil

    With Michael Dixon seeking a waiver to play immediately at Memphis, last year's unfortunate judge-and-jury precedent by the NCAA in the Dez Wells appeal leaves the organization with little choice.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  9. My Saturday afternoon observations

    Dana O'Neil

    Just last week, NCAA tournament selection committee chair Mike Bobinski hosted the first of a handful of teleconferences heading toward Selection Sunday. It was just a day after Nerlens Noel tore his anterior cruciate ligament, so naturally Bobinski ...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  10. 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
  11. What I can't wait to see: SEC

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note: For two weeks, we're rolling out Blue Ribbon previews for every team in the country. We'll also have comprehensive preview coverage of the nation's top 10 conferences. As part of that, we're asking our writers to share what they're mos...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  12. Missouri coach Haith counting on transfers

    Dana O'Neil

    He's still trying to work out the logistics, knowing full well it will be about as popular as a summertime homework assignment. But if Frank Haith has his way, when Missouri travels to Europe this summer, his players will leave their cell phones b...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  13. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  14. Bracket impressions: Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil

    Bracket first impressions: Someone on the Selection Committee must be a frustrated screenplay writer. How else to explain the endless plots coursing through some of these regions? In the South, Kentucky will debut as the No. 1 overall seed a...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  15. An open letter to Kansas: Don't let it end

    Dana O'Neil

    Dear Kansas people who get paid big bucks to make smart decisions, Pardon my passion, but I just finished watching a basketball game that defined instant classic. One overtime wasn't enough. I wanted 12. This was the cliche game, the one no one...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  16. In The Know -- Champ Week, underrated teams, mascots and more -- ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Champ Week, underrated teams and mascots are in the spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012