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  1. Defying odds, Dayton in Sweet 16

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO -- The fourth loss in a row came on a banked 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, which would be about the time most teams look around and cry uncle. Sometimes, after all, it's just not your year. Instead of heading to the showers, gatheri...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  2. Did realignment actually change anything?

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A Big East meeting was assembled here this weekend, bringing back the band for one final set. Tom Odjakjian, the league's vice president, is here. Ditto John Paquette, the conference's longtime public-relations man. Jim Boeh...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  3. Weekend Homework: Aiming for history

    Dana O'Neil

    It is blasphemous, really, to even make the comparison. Except, well, it's sitting right there and hard to ignore. Virginia has won 12 ACC games in a row, and with one more the Cavaliers would clinch their first outright conference title since ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  4. Referees made right call at end of Syracuse Orange-Duke Blue Devi...

    Dana O'Neil

    The controversial call in the waning seconds of Saturday's showdown between Syracuse and Duke was so close, at least in real time, that one veteran person in officiating management said he could see it being called either way.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  5. Dick Kelley gives one more assist to BC

    Dana O'Neil

    The job is thankless more often than not, a daily grind of duties both assigned and unassigned, of gathering information as fast as it can be gathered, of chasing down athletes for interviews who'd rather not be caught, and most difficult, appeasing ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  6. Syracuse and Duke start a new rivalry

    Dana O'Neil

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Jim Boeheim was here when John Thompson Jr. closed Manley Field House and here when the doors to the Carrier Dome first opened. He is the building's unofficial historian, curator even, the guy who knows not every inch of the plac...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  7. Weekend homework: Ennis-Parker subplot

    Dana O'Neil

    I'm not sure who coined the phrase, "It's not where you start; it's where you finish." My guess it was a late bloomer of some sort. Or Tyler Ennis. When the season started, we had basketball's edition of the Fab Four, a quartet of supremely tal...

    Blog | January 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. Cooney follows familiar path for Syracuse

    Dana O'Neil

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Watching Trevor Cooney, it's hard not to think of a certain other Irishman in Orange. Elementary schoolers sang odes on Gerry McNamara's last game at Syracuse while fans openly wept, so Cooney has a few miles to go before he matches...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  10. 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
  11. For Keita, class project opens eyes

    Dana O'Neil

    On April 6, Baye Moussa Keita was at the top of the college sports food chain, a member of Syracuse's Final Four team. On April 18, he was sleeping in a cardboard box in the middle of a wind-swept Syracuse quad. Technically, Keita was fulfillin...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. C.J. Fair staying with Syracuse Orange for senior season

    Dana O'Neil

    C.J. Fair announced that he will return to Syracuse for his senior season, claiming he made his decision not based just on what people told him but on what he believed.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  13. 2013 Final Four - What's the secret to Syracuse Orange's 2-3 zone...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse's zone defense has the been the MVP of its run to the Final Four. Why is it so successful? It starts with the players' length and speed, which have combined to devastate opponents in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  14. 2013 Final Four - No-nonsense approach serves Syracuse Orange co...

    Dana O'Neil

    The most fundamental skill for success seems to be the ability to deal with life and all its ups and downs. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is a master of that, and it has served him well.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  15. 2013 Final Four - In a season that has defied logic, this Final F...

    Dana O'Neil

    This season has been illogical and crazy, which makes this Final Four a fitting one, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  16. O'Neil: Louisville shows it's nation's best

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Rick Pitino made the decision not to cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden, even though they were pretty nifty souvenirs -- the last nets from the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. He told his Louisville team after it ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013