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  1. Weekend homework: WVU's time to shine

    Dana O'Neil

    Right now West Virginia is a curiosity, one of an ever-increasing group of bubble teams that are raising eyebrows. By Saturday evening, the Mountaineers may actually be turning heads. Bob Huggins' foray into the Big 12 has not gone terribly wel...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Jerry Tarkanian: His defining moments

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  4. NCAA tournament 2013 -- 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 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Global Sports Classic primer

    Dana O'Neil

    An intriguing doubleheader between four teams that aren't headline-grabbers yet but soon could be. Iowa State's reclamation project of transferring players continues to work well for Fred Hoiberg, though this will be the Cyclones' first real test. Ci...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  7. Bracket reveal: Anaheim Classic

    Dana O'Neil

    Tournament bracket for the 2012 Anaheim Classic When and where: Nov. 22-23, 25 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Initial thoughts: On the surface, this isn't a very sexy tournament but there are some intriguing teams here to k...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  8. Zags find tourney cure for season's woes

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- The month of March can be like a great big tub of aloe, here to cure all that ails you, make you forget everything that went wrong in the regular season. And surely a lot went wrong for Gonzaga this season, or at least by the Zags' i...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Gonzaga 77, W. Virginia 54

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- Quick thoughts on Gonzaga's 77-54 victory over West Virginia on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Overview: West Virginia traveled 75 miles for its second-round NCAA tournament game, Gonzaga 2,000. That was about r...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  10. Previewing Pittsburgh: Evening games

    Dana O'Neil

    No. 10 West Virginia (19-13) vs. No. 7 Gonzaga (25-6), 7:20 p.m. ET When the bracket came up and Gonzaga players saw they were traveling 2,000 miles across the country to play a team that had a simple bus ride up the highway, they didn't groan. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Big East tournament primer -- what to watch at MSG

    Dana O'Neil

    How will this edition of the Big East tournament shake out? Here are some things to look for at MSG.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  13. Change is in the air at Big East men's basketball tournament

    Dana O'Neil

    As the Big East meets at Madison Square Garden for the 30th year, a feeling of change and uncertainty is in the air.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  14. Casting our ballots: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: To see our expert picks for each of the nation's 12 top conferences, click here. To cast your vote in these races, visit SportsNation. A quick look at the player and coach of the year races in the Big East: Player of the year ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  15. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse put a bow on its nearly perfect Big East run, sewing up the conference's regular-season honors. But there's still much jockeying to be done in the final week -- for bubble positions and, more immediately, for seeding positions for the Big Ea...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  16. Conference power rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    For once there wasn't a whole lot of moving around in the rankings. Maybe that means now that the regular season is nearly over, things are starting to settle down. Or it's just the calm before a final storm. The only minor change: Marquette jumps...

    Blog | February 20, 2012