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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Don't watch the Final Four and try to figure out what's next, enj...

    Dana O'Neil

    The focus is always on what's next. Will a player leave for the NBA? Is he ready? But this Final Four and its teams should remind us to enjoy the now.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  5. Kevin Ollie is UConn's steady hand during Huskies' Final Four run...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kevin Ollie first had to prove he was able to success in Jim Calhoun's shadow before proving he was up to the task at UConn. The Huskies' Final Four run dispels any remaining doubts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  6. Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Connecticut epitomize survive and a...

    Dana O'Neil

    Survive and advance takes on a new meaning when examining the paths the final four have taken this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  7. John Calipari 'doubts' Willie Cauley-Stein plays in Final Four

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky coach John Calipari said he doesn't expect injured sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein to play in this weekend's Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  8. Weekend Homework: Cuse vs. Nova again

    Dana O'Neil

    On the bus for a USA Basketball game a few years back, Jim Boeheim sat down next to Jay Wright and whispered a little secret. The Hall of Famer had gotten the drop on the Big East schedule, which by then was a convoluted mess thanks to the league's g...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Kentucky Wildcats hire Rachel Newman Baker, former NCAA enforceme...

    Dana O'Neil

    Rachel Newman Baker, the NCAA managing director of enforcement for development and investigations, has left her position to become the senior associate athletic director for compliance at the University of Kentucky, the school announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Louisville's Rick Pitino and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski come full cir...

    Dana O'Neil

    Sunday will mark the first time since The Shot that Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski have faced each other in the NCAA tourney. Can their teams -- arguably the two best left in the field -- re-create the magic? We can only hope.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  13. After injury to Kentucky Wildcats' star, let's not forget about N...

    Dana O'Neil

    Everyone is talking about what Nerlens Noel's injury means for the one-and-done rule and Kentucky's tourney chances. How about we pause to think about the 18-year-old kid and the arduous and tedious process he now faces?

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  14. Kentucky, Louisville and the city that divides one of basketball'...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke and North Carolina loyalists might disagree; Yankees and Red Sox devotees have a decent argument, too. But aside from maybe Alabama and Auburn football, it is hard to find such yearlong enmity breeding and cultivating within the state borders like Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  15. These young Kentucky Wildcats have a lot to learn after loss to B...

    Dana O'Neil

    After Baylor ended Kentucky's 55-game home win streak, UK has already lost more games this season than all of last. Time to panic? Maybe not yet, but John Calipari certainly has his hands full with this disjointed young group.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  16. Gauging the panic meter for Kentucky, UCLA, Baylor and others - c...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky could have expected growing pains with a new group of freshmen, so no, it's not time to panic in the Commonwealth. UCLA, on the other hand, has much to worry about. Dana O'Neil gauges the panic meter for those two plus Baylor, NC State, Memphis, Texas and Villanova.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012