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  1. Better to be tested or to coast through the conference season?

    Dana O'Neil

    Some teams -- hello, Kentucky and Gonzaga -- will likely coast through conference play. Others -- we're looking at you, Big 12 and Big East -- will emerge having been bruised and bloodied. Which route to March is better? And which teams face which roads?

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2015
  2. Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be r...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  3. Rating the level of interest for every game in the ACC/Big Ten Ch...

    Dana O'Neil

    The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is loaded. But what games are the most interesting? Which ones matter the most?

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2014
  4. Larry Brown 'worried' by UNC academic scandal

    Dana O'Neil

    SMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown is concerned that the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater could stain Dean Smith's legacy.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  5. Roy Williams of North Carolina Tar Heels 'worried sick' about NCA...

    Dana O'Neil

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams said Wednesday that he is "worried sick" about the pending NCAA investigation into the school's academic scandal, and included in his worries are concerns about his own reputation.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2014
  6. Top 10 most important shooters

    Dana O'Neil

    These 10 players will need to shoot it well from distance in order for their teams to have success.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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