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  1. 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
  2. The new Big East remains in a state of confusion - college basket...

    Dana O'Neil

    The new Big East is a week away from officially opening its doors, and yet the circus show continues on without an official leader, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  3. It happens ... but Crean has to know better

    Dana O'Neil

    I've spent the better part of the past two months interviewing old-timers for a piece about the Big East conference. The coaches -- Rollie Massimino, John Thompson and the like -- spun more than a few yarns about coaching disagreements that inclu...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  4. John Marinatto's tenure as Big East commissioner was doomed from ...

    Dana O'Neil

    When the Big East needed a vision for the future, it reached back into its past. The reasons for John Marinatto's failure as league commissioner are many, but they all lead back to a fundamental and still unanswered question: What exactly is the Big East?

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  5. Conference undecided on Connecticut Huskies for 2013 Big East Tou...

    Dana O'Neil

    The Big East Conference hasn't decided whether it will include Connecticut in next year's basketball tournament or if the Huskies will have to stay home from New York because of its APR penalty.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  6. Dana O'Neil: The Big East tournament primer

    Dana O'Neil

    The Big East tournament has arrived. Here's what you need to know about the teams that will be on the court at Madison Square Garden.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2010
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Billy Lange turns down D-League position

    Dana O'Neil

    Villanova associate head coach Billy Lange has declined an offer to become the head coach of the Houston Rockets Developmental League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a source told ESPN.com. Lange is still considering a position with the P...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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