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  1. Look back, look ahead: American

    Dana O'Neil

    As I exited the court in Arlington, Texas, on Monday night, confetti from Connecticut's national championship celebration still stuck in my shoe, Tom Odjakjian walked up beside me. "What do you have planned for an encore?" I asked the American Ath...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Weekend Homework: Smith, Napier to tango

    Dana O'Neil

    The national player of the year race is all but over, the anointing of Doug McDermott a mere formality of ballot tabulation and news-release mailing. But tucked in the undercard, some of the conference POY races could very well end up a pick 'em. ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Nonconference analysis: American

    Dana O'Neil

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the American Athletic Conference. CINCINNATI Toughest: at New Mexico (Dec. 7) Next toughest: NC State (Nov. 12), Xavier...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Guy Lewis: His top 10 players

    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 05, 2013
  5. Rick Pitino: His coaching tree

    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 04, 2013
  6. 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
  7. The American Athletic Conference's awkward start

    Dana O'Neil

    Some are coming, some are going ... some are unsure they even want to be there at all. A creation of realignment, the American Athletic Conference will be undeniably awkward in its first season.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  8. Big East Conference at a basketball crossroads entering second se...

    Dana O'Neil

    The "new" Big East is at a critical juncture entering its second year. In order for the league to return to national prominence, its original members must win now.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  9. Five observations: Big East media day

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Here are five observations from Big East basketball media day: 1. Big East commissioner Val Ackerman began media day here making her position on the shifts in college athletics -- and that of her league presidents -- abundantly clear. ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  10. Butler Bulldogs in limbo as coach Brandon Miller remains on medic...

    Dana O'Neil

    The only thing the Butler basketball staff and program knows for sure is that the season will start on Nov. 15.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  11. Big East, Big Ten to hold challenge series

    Dana O'Neil

    The Big Ten and Big East will announce a men's basketball challenge series Monday for the 2015-16 season similar to the one the Big Ten has with the ACC.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2014
  12. Did realignment actually change anything?

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A Big East meeting was assembled here this weekend, bringing back the band for one final set. Tom Odjakjian, the league's vice president, is here. Ditto John Paquette, the conference's longtime public-relations man. Jim Boeh...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  13. Weekend Homework: Friars big for Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    The creation of the Big East was predicated on a couple of key concepts: " Basketball-first, like-minded schools would be better served aligning themselves together than existing as football's forgotten baggage. Few would argue that point. " Th...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  14. Weekend Homework: Cuse vs. Nova again

    Dana O'Neil

    On the bus for a USA Basketball game a few years back, Jim Boeheim sat down next to Jay Wright and whispered a little secret. The Hall of Famer had gotten the drop on the Big East schedule, which by then was a convoluted mess thanks to the league's g...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  15. Jernstedt gives Big East big boost

    Dana O'Neil

    When Tom Jernstedt started at the NCAA, March wasn't terribly mad. The NCAA tournament field was a measly 25 teams in 1972. But with Jernstedt's help, the tourney grew to its current 68-team bracket, turning March into a basketball lover's three-week...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  16. Smith is big question for Georgetown

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- It's just one hour into the official start of the season and already John Thompson III wishes he could talk about someone other than Joshua Smith. That doesn't make him unusual. Coaches like nothing less than talking about guys ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013