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  1. Look back, look ahead: American

    Dana O'Neil

    As I exited the court in Arlington, Texas, on Monday night, confetti from Connecticut's national championship celebration still stuck in my shoe, Tom Odjakjian walked up beside me. "What do you have planned for an encore?" I asked the American Ath...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. UConn Huskies never stopped believing on way to 2014 national tit...

    Dana O'Neil

    These UConn Huskies were always the underdog, but they never stopped believing.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  3. Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie go searchi...

    Dana O'Neil

    A national title doesn't just bring a trophy. For Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie, it will bring validation, which to them is far more valuable and enduring.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  4. UConn Huskies surprise everyone but themselves with run to NCAA m...

    Dana O'Neil

    With every UConn win, the question followed the Huskies: How long can they stay here? Turns out, until the very end.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  5. Andrew and Nick Wiggins are chasing brother Mitch in March

    Dana O'Neil

    Mitch Wiggins, Andrew and Nick's older brother, has already kicked off March by leading Southeastern to a NAIA Division II Final Four. Now his younger brothers could possibly meet each other for the NCAA national championship.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  6. Weekend Homework: Smith, Napier to tango

    Dana O'Neil

    The national player of the year race is all but over, the anointing of Doug McDermott a mere formality of ballot tabulation and news-release mailing. But tucked in the undercard, some of the conference POY races could very well end up a pick 'em. ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  7. Kentucky finding life with freshmen can be hard

    Dana O'Neil

    Nobody has done better with elite freshmen than John Calipari, but even at Kentucky it has become clear it's not so simple to just load up on potential one-and-dones and expect everything to work smoothly.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  8. Time to talk about Louisville?

    Dana O'Neil

    So when do we start talking about Louisville? And by that I mean the team, not the Chane Behanan-Kevin Ware soap opera? In any other year, the defending national champions would be the big story of the college basketball season -- a stocked ret...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  9. Harries loses year of eligibility ... for what?

    Dana O'Neil

    Nathan Harries was a member of both the Model U.N. and National Honor Society as a high schooler. The year after he graduated from Atlanta's Centennial High School, the devout Mormon packed his bags and headed to Raleigh, N.C., for the first of tw...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. If you thought this college basketball season was good, just wait...

    Dana O'Neil

    A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  11. O'Neil: Louisville's song finishes in glory

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- The song wasn't good enough, not this time. The spliced moments of highlight dunks and emotional victories set to the soppy strains of Luther Vandross seemed almost trite in comparison to what was unfolding in real time Monday night at ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  12. Rick Pitino carries Louisville Cardinals through tumultuous seaso...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball's latest national champion is a collection of incredulous moments. One emotional journey is more improbable than the next, all steered by a man whose life journey is perhaps more halved by pain and joy than that of any other coach in the game.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  13. O'Neil: For UL and UM, a shot at restoration

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- Trey Burke versus Peyton Siva. Offensive efficiency versus defensive superlatives. Grinder coach opposite Hall of Famer. Those are the easy and obvious storylines for the national championship game between Michigan and Louisville, but t...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  14. 2013 NCAA men's basketball championship - Michigan and Louisville...

    Dana O'Neil

    For Louisville and Michigan, there's more than just a title on the line Monday night, Dana O'Neil writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  15. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 72, Wichita St. 68

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- A quick look at Louisville's 72-68 victory over Wichita State on Saturday in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament. Overview: It shouldn't be easy to get to the national championship game, right? And it wasn't for the o...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  16. Oregon Ducks men's basketball standout in 2013 NCAA tournament Mi...

    Dana O'Neil

    Compared to Louisville, Michigan State and Duke, Oregon lags behind considerably in college basketball tradition. But the Ducks' history extends farther than any of their Midwest Region competition, and they've taken to carrying around their 1939 national championship trophy as proof.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013