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  1. Villanova's Tony Chennault shows how hardship waiver can work for...

    Dana O'Neil

    Tony Chennault benefitted from a hardship waiver, one that allowed him to transfer to Villanova to be closer to a mother who needed him. But Villanova benefitted, too, which is why the waiver process has become so complicated.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  2. A primer for the Big East season -- college basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    With the conference season set to get under way, Dana O'Neil takes a look at what's in store for the Big East.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  3. The Catholic 7 take a calculated risk in bolting the Big East - c...

    Dana O'Neil

    If there is a lesson to learn in the realignment mess, it is to know who you are. Or better, know who you aren't. With that in mind, the Catholic 7 from the Big East finally had their come-to-Jesus moment.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  4. Did the Big East core of Catholic basketball schools finally wake...

    Dana O'Neil

    After years of having their fate decided for them, the seven Catholic, basketball-playing schools that form the core of the original Big East vision might finally be growing a spine.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  5. Gauging the panic meter for Kentucky, UCLA, Baylor and others - c...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky could have expected growing pains with a new group of freshmen, so no, it's not time to panic in the Commonwealth. UCLA, on the other hand, has much to worry about. Dana O'Neil gauges the panic meter for those two plus Baylor, NC State, Memphis, Texas and Villanova.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Misery loves company as the Pittsburgh Panthers and Villanova Wil...

    Dana O'Neil

    Models of consistency for the past decade, Pittsburgh and Villanova -- two programs that faced off in the 2009 Elite Eight -- are in a stunning free fall this season. What in the world happened?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  8. Baylor Bears, Creighton's Doug McDermott enjoying their moment - ...

    Dana O'Neil

    In the second installment of Dana O'Neil's "In the Know" column, she buys in to Baylor and sings the praises of Creighton's Doug McDermott.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  9. A primer for the Big East season -- college basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    With the conference season set to get under way, Dana O'Neil takes a look at what's in store for the Big East.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  10. Primer for the 76 Classic -- college basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    Early-season tournaments have the chance to offer some clarity, which is exactly what the 76 Classic could do. Dana O'Neil takes a look at the big questions to ponder before the tournament gets started.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  11. Is it time for non-FBS schools in the Big East to unite? -- colle...

    Dana O'Neil

    Will the Big East schools without big-time football programs merge with other universities of the same ilk and create a hoops haven? It's not out of the question, says one former college sports power broker.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  12. Greed and hypocrisy spell the end of the Big East as we know it -...

    Dana O'Neil

    On the same weekend its founder passed away, the Big East as we know it forever changed with the sudden defections of Syracuse and Pitt -- with more likely to come. Dave Gavitt would've been embarrassed by the hypocrisy and greed of it all.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  13. Big East basketball tournament primer

    Dana O'Neil

    With 11 teams likely to dance, the Big East tournament looks like a mini-version of the NCAA tournament. We break down each team's chances of starring on Broadway.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2011
  14. So who's a lamb and who's a lion?

    Dana O'Neil

    The weather folks, the ones who call sunny with a chance of clouds an actual prediction, like to debate whether the month of March will come in like a lamb or a lion. The theory being that the month that starts cold and nasty will right itself and...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  15. Grading ESPN.com's preseason top 25 college basketball rankings

    Dana O'Neil

    It's time to hand out report cards for ESPN.com's preseason top 25.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  16. Dana O'Neil: Big East early season review

    Dana O'Neil

    The 2009-10 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Big East stands with conference play on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2009