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  1. Five observations: Atlantic 10 media day

    Dana O'Neil

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Here are five quick observations from Tuesday's Atlantic 10 media day at the Barclays Center. 1. Virginia Commonwealth is the unanimous pick to win the Atlantic 10 this season. That doesn't hold a lot of sway with the Rams' co...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  2. College basketball's preseason crunch ends as real season push be...

    Dana O'Neil

    Havoc is not created in a day, at least not the sort that Shaka Smart would like to wreak. VCU's brand of mayhem takes time to build and time is not something basketball coaches always had. But now, thanks to a few NCAA rule tweaks and a reconstit...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. What would it take: Shaka Smart

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note: Some coaches' names always seem to come up for other jobs. But what would it take for them to actually leave? This week, we'll look at the names most often mentioned. Today, we look at VCU's Shaka Smart. Aside from Butler fans, mayb...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  4. Tournament preview: Atlantic 10

    Dana O'Neil

    Armageddon did not arrive. The end, as it turns out, is nowhere near. Conference realignment has come, team pillaging has gone, and the Atlantic 10 is still here and still fine, thank you very much. Just a year ago, teams gathered in Brooklyn f...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  5. Atlantic 10 looks A-OK

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- A little less than a year ago, Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade spent what should have been her conference's shining moment -- a first-time meeting between VCU and Butler -- discussing what would happen to her league when B...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  6. VCU stands as the team to beat in the Atlantic 10

    Dana O'Neil

    VCU is no longer the cool outsider making waves in college basketball. The Rams now stand as the class of the Atlantic 10 and face the challenges that come with being established.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Butler will join the new Big East, and it has coach Brad Stevens ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Brad Stevens has carried the Butler program to newfound heights, a rise that is confirmed by the Bulldogs joining the new Big East, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Rapid Reaction: VCU 84, Butler 52

    Dana O'Neil

    RICHMOND, Va. -- A quick look at VCU's 84-52 win over Butler. Overview: With rumors swirling that Butler could be moving on to the newly reconstructed Big East, this could be the first and last meeting of these two name-brand programs as conferen...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  11. In what could be their only A-10 meeting, VCU crushed Butler with...

    Dana O'Neil

    If Saturday is the only Atlantic 10 meeting between Butler and VCU, the Rams made sure the Bulldogs got a good taste of the 'Havoc' defense in case they bolt for the Big East.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  12. CAA should do right by student-athletes

    Dana O'Neil

    We have been told for nearly a year now that university presidents and chancellors, conference commissioners and athletic directors are altruistic do-gooders and that their every decision is for the "betterment of the student-athlete." Asking a cr...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  13. Virginia Commonwealth Rams join Atlantic 10 conference -- College...

    Dana O'Neil

    Conference raiding is only nasty business when you are being raided, not when you're doing the raiding. This is where we are today: The mid-majors are now players. For better. And for worse.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  14. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  15. Bracket impressions: Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil

    Bracket first impressions: Someone on the Selection Committee must be a frustrated screenplay writer. How else to explain the endless plots coursing through some of these regions? In the South, Kentucky will debut as the No. 1 overall seed a...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  16. VCU makes the tournament the easy way

    Dana O'Neil

    There will be no hand-wringing or worrying, no public outcry or gnashing of teeth. Virginia Commonwealth is back in the NCAA tournament, and no one can argue the Rams don't belong. A year after its epic run to the Final Four began amid controve...

    Blog | March 05, 2012