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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Selection Sunday promises as much controversy as secrecy

    Dana O'Neil

    Every year, it is the topic of much discussion and controversy, and Dana O'Neil thinks the NCAA Tournament selection committee should be open about its process and debates.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2008
  13. Dana O'Neil: Top NCAA tournament story lines

    Dana O'Neil

    Louisville, Pittsburgh and Connecticut could star in Return of the Big East in Detroit, and none would have to don a glass slipper to get there. All three earned No. 1 seeds.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2009