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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big East

    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 Big East. BUTLER Toughest: Old Spice Classic (Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in Orlando, Fla.), Purdue (Dec. 14 in Indianapolis) Ne...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  10. Bracket reveal: Wooden Legacy

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. A thread of previews and info for all 11 tourneys can be found here. Tournament bracket for the Wooden Legacy. When and where: Nov. 28-29...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Buzz Williams and Marquette adjust to the new Big East by changin...

    Dana O'Neil

    Marquette has a new home in the new Big East, and Buzz Williams is adjusting to the change by changing nothing, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  13. Nothing ridiculous about Smith's return

    Dana O'Neil

    The ridiculous thing would have been to go -- to take a media guide-enhanced 6-foot, 165-pound body, toss it into the shark-infested NBA draft waters and pray for the best, when the best looked like the second round. Turns out, though, that Russ S...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  14. O'Neil: Jordan gives Rutgers hope

    Dana O'Neil

    Rutgers did not get its first choice. Rutgers did, however, make the right choice. That the school did not make the right choice before speaks only to the morass that currently exists at the State University of New Jersey, but that is a...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  15. O'Neil: Louisville's song finishes in glory

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- The song wasn't good enough, not this time. The spliced moments of highlight dunks and emotional victories set to the soppy strains of Luther Vandross seemed almost trite in comparison to what was unfolding in real time Monday night at ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  16. 2013 Final Four - Louisville coach Rick Pitino still has his fire...

    Dana O'Neil

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino is as fiery and competitive as ever, but the passing of time has humbled him, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2013