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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Despite difficulty, the Big 5 rivalries live on

    Dana O'Neil

    They stopped throwing streamers after the first made basket years ago. The doubleheaders, too, are things of the past. And with the renovations to Saint Joseph's on-campus arena, as of last season only Penn played its home games at Philadelphia's fam...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  4. C.J. Aiken becomes comfortable with role at Saint Joseph's - Coll...

    Dana O'Neil

    Aiken has blossomed into one of the nation's top shot- blockers. A cancer survivor as an extremely shy kid, he needed time to grow into his role on the basketball court -- a place he used to dread.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  5. NBA draft surprises and disappointments of the past decade

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil takes a look at college players from the past decade who have been pleasant surprises in the NBA. And the ones who have surprised in a bad way.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  6. A touching pregame moment at St. Joe's

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- The doctors told him what to do. The therapists urged him on. His mom, dad, aunts, friends ... everyone was there to coax Lenny Martelli literally back onto his feet. And he listened and he believed. But Lenny is an athlete, and befo...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  7. Dana O'Neil: Saint Joe's finds a home … on rival's campus

    Dana O'Neil

    Why was Penn the road team on its own campus this past weekend? Because it extended its hand to a rival in need of a home. And Saint Joseph's was more than happy to camp out at the historic Palestra.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2009
  8. Dana O'Neil: Going unbeaten is close to impossible

    Dana O'Neil

    Coaches across the country -- past and present -- know how difficult going undefeated is. So UNC's loss on Sunday shouldn't be a surprise.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2009
  9. Candy-striped pants, Day-Glo T-shirts the new trend for coaches

    Dana O'Neil

    Coaches will go to great lengths to get the attention of high-profile recruits when attending summer camps, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2008
  10. Pro teams' falls have fueled 'Nova interest

    Dana O'Neil

    Two years after Philly fans missed much of Saint Joe's run, Villanova is benefiting from the city's pro sports malaise.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2006
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. New league, same Butler

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- You could almost see the old-time members puffing out their collective chests back in October. You want a piece of this, kid? Think your pretty Final Four rings have any sway here? This ain't no Horizon League, buddy. And so whe...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Butler 72, Saint Joseph's 66

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Here's a quick look at Butler's 72-66 victory over Saint Joseph's: Overview: Welcome to the Atlantic 10, Butler. Isn't this going to be fun? To the rest of the nation, the Bulldogs are the plucky underdogs. Here, they are the hated...

    Blog | January 09, 2013