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  1. Position battles: Power forwards

    Dana O'Neil

    Some of the best one-on-one matchups will take place before the college basketball season tips off. They will come in the form of position battles within a team to determine a starter, which in some cases will shape an entire lineup. Starting with...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Bracket reveal: Hall of Fame Tip-Off

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  5. 2013 Kentucky Derby - O'Neil: All-access with Rick Pitino during ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Derby contender Goldencents gives owners, Hall of Fame trainer rare shot at a Derby victory, Dana O'Neil writes

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  6. If you thought this college basketball season was good, just wait...

    Dana O'Neil

    A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  7. 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
  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. O'Neil: Miami shows power in beating UNC

    Dana O'Neil

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The King was courtside at the BankUnited Center. No, not that King. Yes, LeBron James was there but in this building and on this campus, even he must defer to the royalty presiding over the Hurricanes' bench. That would be...

    Blog | February 09, 2013
  10. Miami Hurricanes show title potential with win over North Carolin...

    Dana O'Neil

    Miami's victory over North Carolina was another example of the Hurricanes' consistency in this unpredictable season. And while other teams are riding some sort of rollercoaster, Miami is improving as the season progresses.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Miami 87, North Carolina 61

    Dana O'Neil

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- A quick look at Miami's 87-61 win over North Carolina on Saturday. Overview: Any lingering doubters out there about the Hurricanes? Didn't think so. Miami ran its record to 10-0 in the ACC, dominating the Tar Heels in a ga...

    Blog | February 09, 2013
  12. Nonconference schedule analysis: CAA

    Dana O'Neil

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of nation's top leagues. On Monday, we began with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. We started Tuesday with the A-10 and Big East and now it's off to the Coloni...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  13. North Carolina Tar Heels' academic scandal exemplifies NCAA hypoc...

    Dana O'Neil

    When it comes to determining the legitimacy and academic integrity of high school core courses, the NCAA deems itself an authority. When it comes to fraudulent courses on college campuses, such as the scandal at North Carolina, it defers to the institution. There's a word for that: baloney.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  14. How sweet is the Sweet 16? Depends on whom you ask -- NCAA tourna...

    Dana O'Neil

    The Sweet 16 still matters, but it's just not as sweet for everyone as it used to be. Once the barometer for success, the regional semifinals are now as much a measure of failure.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 78, Loyola 59

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- Quick thoughts on Ohio State's 78-59 win over Loyola in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Overview: UNC Asheville gave the underdogs hope here, pushing Syracuse to the limit before losing. Ohio State was not going to let Pi...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  16. Asheville dogs Syracuse, but Orange win

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- J.P. Primm led his team through the hallways of the Consol Energy Center, chanting, "It's not the size of the dog." His No. 16-seeded UNC Asheville team backed him in the fight and almost made history. But like the 108 teams that ca...

    Blog | March 15, 2012