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  1. Big East Conference at a basketball crossroads entering second se...

    Dana O'Neil

    The "new" Big East is at a critical juncture entering its second year. In order for the league to return to national prominence, its original members must win now.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  2. Five observations: Atlantic 10 media day

    Dana O'Neil

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Here are five quick observations from Tuesday's Atlantic 10 media day at the Barclays Center. 1. Virginia Commonwealth is the unanimous pick to win the Atlantic 10 this season. That doesn't hold a lot of sway with the Rams' co...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. Top 10 mascots in college basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball's mascots come in several shapes, sizes and animal forms. We picked the 10 best.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  4. Where will Arizona get its go-to scoring?

    Dana O'Neil

    What worries me most about the 2014-15 college basketball season? To be totally honest, it's that I won't be able to get a reservation at St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis during Final Four weekend. If you've been there and seen the size of the sh...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  5. Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State Cyclones to have surgery to replace pa...

    Dana O'Neil

    Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg, who had career-ending, open-heart surgery in 2005, is in the Mayo Clinic for surgery to replace his pacemaker, he confirmed via text to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Napier relishes return to game he loves

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It was time to celebrate, to high-five and chest bump with his teammates. The game was over, the end a mere formality of nine more ticks on the clock. But instead of his celebrating his moment, the 89-81 overtime win, UConn guard ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. Martelli finds joy in Buffalo return

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO -- Ten years ago, Phil Martelli sat on the same dais in the same place in the same arena in the same town, and it was good. So good, so unbelievably good. His Saint Joseph's team, from the tiny little school with the bandbox gym and the...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  10. Tournament preview: Atlantic 10

    Dana O'Neil

    Armageddon did not arrive. The end, as it turns out, is nowhere near. Conference realignment has come, team pillaging has gone, and the Atlantic 10 is still here and still fine, thank you very much. Just a year ago, teams gathered in Brooklyn f...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  11. Arizona's Nick Johnson learned lessons on how to become a complet...

    Dana O'Neil

    Joe Johnson didn't want his son to play basketball like he did, so he taught Nick Johnson, a standout at Arizona, to do more than he ever did. That work is clear.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  12. Committee chair talks Wichita St. seeding

    Dana O'Neil

    The closer we inch toward March, the longer Wichita State's perfect record lingers, the more the debate will rage. Would an undefeated Shockers team deserve a No. 1 seed despite competing in a Missouri Valley Conference that doesn't stack up to th...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  13. Atlantic 10 looks A-OK

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- A little less than a year ago, Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade spent what should have been her conference's shining moment -- a first-time meeting between VCU and Butler -- discussing what would happen to her league when B...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  14. Rick Majerus' foundation donates $2 million toward cancer hospita...

    Dana O'Neil

    Rick Majerus has been gone for nearly a year, but the former Utah and Saint Louis coach continues to make an impact.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  15. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the Big East. BUTLER Toughest: Old Spice Classic (Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in Orlando, Fla.), Purdue (Dec. 14 in Indianapolis) Ne...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  16. 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