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  1. Saint Louis gets news ... in a Best Buy

    Dana O'Neil

    Because Saint Louis' season hasn't been extraordinary enough, the Billikens got to watch the Selection Show from a Secaucus, N.J., Best Buy. No, that's not a joke. Hours after winning the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn, Saint Louis headed f...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The NCAA tournament always works out just right

    Dana O'Neil

    The selection committee made some mistakes -- it always does -- but the games will soon correct all those flaws.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  5. Nothing quite like waiting to hear your name on Selection Sunday

    Dana O'Neil

    Nerves run high on Selection Sunday, especially for those teams waiting ... waiting ... waiting to hear their names called. What's that waiting like?

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  6. Teams have arrived at time where they better have things figured ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Early in the season, teams have time to learn and grow. Well, with Selection Sunday little more than a month away, that time has passed. Teams need to have things figured out.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  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. Dana O'Neil's first bracket impressions

    Dana O'Neil

    It's so easy to bash the bracket and, by extension, the NCAA tournament selection committee. But this is also a subjective process, where beauty is in the eye of the computers and still, the beholder. The country will never see eye-to-eye with the...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  9. Previewing the 2013 NCAA tournament's Midwest Region - college ba...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil previews the 2013 NCAA tournament's Midwest Region, where Louisville holds the No. 1 seed and Oregon -- No. 12 -- has plenty of doubters to prove wrong.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  10. Former NCAA executive Greg Shaheen offers insight into Selection ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil talks with Greg Shaheen, the former NCAA executive vice president for championships and alliances, about the inside process of Selection Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. In The Know -- Coaching difficulties, NCAA-worthy teams and masco...

    Dana O'Neil

    The comparisons of coaching and parenting, Champ Week and teams sealing their own fate are in the spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  14. Quirk, oddities and unintentional humor

    Dana O'Neil

    Here are some quirks, oddities and unintentional humor from the humorless Gene Smith and the 2011 NCAA tournament selection committee. Is there such a thing as a Weekend Pass? We all have become very familiar with the BYU Honor Code this year tha...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  15. O'Neil: Debating the No. 1 seeds

    Dana O'Neil

    The coaches and pollsters have spoken. Duke is the new No. 1 team in the nation, which theoretically means the Blue Devils ought to receive one of the top four seeds on Selection Sunday. And now it's my turn for a rebuttal. Start forming the li...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  16. Almost time for the Big East quarters

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Bubble talk is almost over here at the Big East tournament. Of the remaining eight teams playing today, only one -- Cincinnati -- isn't guaranteed to see its name on the board come Selection Sunday. And the Bearcats, frankly, have a lot m...

    Blog | March 11, 2010