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  1. It's not easy playing for the Kentucky Wildcats

    Dana O'Neil

    John Calipari likes to say playing for Kentucky is hard. The pressure, the attention, the hype, the expectations are unparalleled. So just how hard is it?

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  2. The mid-majors that can cause trouble in the NCAA tournament

    Dana O'Neil

    It's nearly March, the time when everyone goes searching for Cinderella. Which mid-majors can make NCAA tournament noise? Here are a few to have on your radar.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2015
  3. One month from Selection Sunday answering NCAA tournament questio...

    Dana O'Neil

    Selection Sunday is one month away. So what questions do we need answered over the next month? Glad you asked. We offer the questions, and hint at the possible answers.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2015
  4. Northern Iowa bumps Wichita State from spotlight

    Dana O'Neil

    Before Wichita State's magical Final Four run, before even Doug McDermott, there was Ali Farokhmanesh. The guard drained one of the most brazen shots in NCAA tournament history, a horrible idea of a 3-pointer ... until it slipped through the net and ...

    Blog | January 31, 2015
  5. NCAA aircraft shortage might lead to teams sticking around tourna...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball coaches heading to the NCAA tournament this year might want to pack their Fodor's Guides along with their whiteboards.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  6. Michigan State's Tom Izzo's success isn't a surprise to those who...

    Dana O'Neil

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has built a powerhouse at Michigan State. His success at Michigan State is no surprise to those who know him and work with him. Let them tell you why.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Why Connecticut will win

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There is a place for logic and common sense in the world. Sports isn't always one of those places. Logically Connecticut shouldn't be able to beat Kentucky. The Wildcats are bigger, stronger and, man for man, have more options ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  11. Kentucky's different breed of Cats

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The text messages start going back and forth every Selection Sunday. "Happy anniversary," they usually start. And then the group gets down to the real business at hand. They scan the bracket to find the No. 8 seeds. Twent...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  12. Kentucky's Cinderella run mirrors Villanova's in name only

    Dana O'Neil

    Sure, Kentucky is a No. 8 seed. But these Wildcats aren't the same as Villanova in 1985.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  13. Anyone still doubting UConn now?

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Saint Joseph's essentially ran out of players in overtime. Villanova was done in by another lousy shooting night. Iowa State didn't have its offensive lynchpin, Georges Niang. Michigan State was just off, maybe tired from a slu...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Yeguete's twisted road leads to Final Four

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There are ironic twists, and then there's Will Yeguete's life, contorted both figuratively and literally into a sort of biographical pretzel. Start with the literal -- the left foot that turned the wrong way, snapping into a br...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  16. Can games be as big as the building? Yes

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Playing in domes is nothing new for the Final Four. But there are domes, and there is Jerry's World, which looms like some sort of alien spaceship in the distance off the highway. It, like everything in Texas, is huge. Like sil...

    Blog | April 04, 2014