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  1. Parker puts on New York-worthy show

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- New Yorkers love a good show, and the marquee at venerable Madison Square Garden promised a good one Thursday -- Duke versus UCLA, two basketball names that even the casual fan would recognize. New Yorkers, though, aren't easily impres...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  2. Steve Alford becomes the latest to try to live up to the expectat...

    Dana O'Neil

    Fifty years after John Wooden won his first title, Steve Alford steps into the eternal shadow of the Wizard of Westwood as the latest hope to return UCLA to glory.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2013
  3. Impressions: Pac-12 media day

    Dana O'Neil

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The fireworks fizzled here before they really even had a chance to light up the sky. Bummer. It might have been fun. USC and UCLA have a terrific rivalry when it comes to the football teams. Which team is better? Which campus i...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Pac-12 is still trying to forge its identity on the national stag...

    Dana O'Neil

    The Pac-12 is trying to gain credibility on the national stage. A TV deal helps. But in the end, it's about the product on the court, which shows the conference still has something to prove.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  5. UCLA Bruins show both sides of their identity on Arizona trip - c...

    Dana O'Neil

    This season's UCLA Bruins remain the most puzzling team of Ben Howland's coaching career. Can they reach their potential, or are they soft defensively? A trip to Arizona didn't settle the issue.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  6. ASU outplays UCLA at end, and beginning

    Dana O'Neil

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State was trying to politely run the clock down, with Evan Gordon dribbling aimlessly at the top of the key in the final seconds of a would-be rout of UCLA, when Jordan Adams swiped the ball and headed downcourt for a meaningl...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  7. Gauging the panic meter for Kentucky, UCLA, Baylor and others - c...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky could have expected growing pains with a new group of freshmen, so no, it's not time to panic in the Commonwealth. UCLA, on the other hand, has much to worry about. Dana O'Neil gauges the panic meter for those two plus Baylor, NC State, Memphis, Texas and Villanova.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: UCLA 60, Georgia 56

    Dana O'Neil

    Brooklyn, NY -- A quick look at UCLA's 60-56 win over Georgia in the Legends Classic. Overview: So the Bruins escape, leaving Brooklyn with a split here in the Legends Classic. Maybe in a month or two no one will remember just how ugly this win...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  9. Legends Classic primer

    Dana O'Neil

    This four-team tourney went from "interesting" to "all eyes will be turned to Brooklyn" on Friday, when the NCAA cleared Shabazz Muhammad to play. The UCLA freshman, rated tops in his class, will make his collegiate debut against Georgetown, with a p...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  10. Shabazz Muhammad case shows how the NCAA's system doesn't work --...

    Dana O'Neil

    The case of UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad is really about the NCAA and how it doesn't do business. The people there are well intentioned but the system doesn't work, not fairly and not effectively.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  11. Star basketball recruits under increased NCAA scrutiny -- men's c...

    Dana O'Neil

    Frustration levels are at a fever pitch with several elite basketball recruits facing increased NCAA scrutiny as the fates of their freshman years hang in the balance. What's behind these delays and why are more high-end recruits being held up?

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  12. Noncon rivalries that should be rekindled

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky versus Indiana and the Border War are only on hiatus. That's what we'd like to believe. Eventually, the Wildcats and Hoosiers can find their way back to Bloomington and Lexington and that cooler heads will prevail in Kansas and Missouri. ...

    Blog | May 30, 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. What I know, what I think I know and what I don't know - College ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil knows about scheduling conflicts. There's lots more about college hoops that she knows, thinks she knows and doesn't know.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  15. Time for Ben Howland to grow a backbone

    Dana O'Neil

    There comes a point in every parent's life where they stand at the line of the sand. It is time to put up or shut up. The toy that you've threatened to take away has to, in fact, be taken away. The sleepover, play date, party, movie night, cell ph...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  16. A closer look: Kansas 72, UCLA 56

    Dana O'Neil

    Overview: This game was more about mentality than final score. Kansas won 72-56, but you had a feeling Kansas was always going to win. What was interesting was how the two teams played. UCLA looked like it preferred the Maui beaches to the Lahaina...

    Blog | November 23, 2011