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  1. Michigan State's Tom Izzo's success isn't a surprise to those who...

    Dana O'Neil

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has built a powerhouse at Michigan State. His success at Michigan State is no surprise to those who know him and work with him. Let them tell you why.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  2. Look back, look ahead: American

    Dana O'Neil

    As I exited the court in Arlington, Texas, on Monday night, confetti from Connecticut's national championship celebration still stuck in my shoe, Tom Odjakjian walked up beside me. "What do you have planned for an encore?" I asked the American Ath...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. UConn Huskies never stopped believing on way to 2014 national tit...

    Dana O'Neil

    These UConn Huskies were always the underdog, but they never stopped believing.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  4. Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie go searchi...

    Dana O'Neil

    A national title doesn't just bring a trophy. For Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie, it will bring validation, which to them is far more valuable and enduring.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  5. Why Connecticut will win

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There is a place for logic and common sense in the world. Sports isn't always one of those places. Logically Connecticut shouldn't be able to beat Kentucky. The Wildcats are bigger, stronger and, man for man, have more options ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Yeguete's twisted road leads to Final Four

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There are ironic twists, and then there's Will Yeguete's life, contorted both figuratively and literally into a sort of biographical pretzel. Start with the literal -- the left foot that turned the wrong way, snapping into a br...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  11. Can games be as big as the building? Yes

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Playing in domes is nothing new for the Final Four. But there are domes, and there is Jerry's World, which looms like some sort of alien spaceship in the distance off the highway. It, like everything in Texas, is huge. Like sil...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  12. Final Four shows importance of now

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We end this tournament with moments, with a montage of them strung together and set to music to wrap up the magic of March. But do we really appreciate the moment? And not the small ones or even the shining ones, but the big one, ...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  13. Don't watch the Final Four and try to figure out what's next, enj...

    Dana O'Neil

    The focus is always on what's next. Will a player leave for the NBA? Is he ready? But this Final Four and its teams should remind us to enjoy the now.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  14. Kevin Ollie is UConn's steady hand during Huskies' Final Four run...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kevin Ollie first had to prove he was able to success in Jim Calhoun's shadow before proving he was up to the task at UConn. The Huskies' Final Four run dispels any remaining doubts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  15. Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Connecticut epitomize survive and a...

    Dana O'Neil

    Survive and advance takes on a new meaning when examining the paths the final four have taken this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  16. Napier, Huskies always kept believing

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- She used to sneak out of work at lunchtime and drive wherever the game was being played. Sometimes when she went back to work the next day, she didn't have a job, her boss fed up with an absentee employee. And then there would be an...

    Blog | March 30, 2014