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  1. Syracuse and Duke start a new rivalry

    Dana O'Neil

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Jim Boeheim was here when John Thompson Jr. closed Manley Field House and here when the doors to the Carrier Dome first opened. He is the building's unofficial historian, curator even, the guy who knows not every inch of the plac...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  2. College basketball ready for some awkward gatherings

    Dana O'Neil

    It's an odd meeting of basketball conferences this week as leagues hold their annual preseason gatherings. This awkwardness will be a time to say hello and goodbye and what are we doing here.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Syracuse Orange beat Georgetown Hoyas as Big East rivalry ends -...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse got the last laugh against Big East foe Georgetown in a game that did the old rivalry proud, a white knuckle 58-55 overtime win. And Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim made sure his players understood the rivalry's significance.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  6. Georgetown shows it's more than Porter

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- After his team was all but decimated by Georgetown in the regular-season finale, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim lamented that he didn't care how much Otto Porter Jr. scored against the Orange, he wanted them to shut down the Hoyas' backcourt....

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  7. Syracuse-Georgetown is fitting for the final Big East tournament ...

    Dana O'Neil

    As the Big East prepares to close its doors, Syracuse-Georgetown at Madison Square Garden is the only appropriate way to go out, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  8. Last Call For A Garden Party

    Dana O'Neil & Conor Nevins

    Dave Gavitt's vision -- a Northeast alliance of basketball schools called the Big East -- came to life at Madison Square Garden.

    Eticket | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  9. 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
  10. O'Neil: Thompsons get last laugh

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- The two bookends sat in the front and back of the room, one tucked behind the television cameras, the other before them. It's been that way for some time for John Thompson Jr. and John Thompson III, though the roles have reverse...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  11. Thompson family and their Georgetown Hoyas send Syracuse packing ...

    Dana O'Neil

    A father who helped start the rivalry. A son who closed it out with a resounding victory. On a nostalgic day in the nation's capital, John Thompson III's Hoyas pounded Syracuse for the Big East title and John Thompson Jr. got the last laugh.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  12. Villanova grabs tourney ticket, definitively

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Wright was sitting at J.D. McGillicuddy's doing his radio show Monday night when the Villanova coach glanced up at one of the television screens in the restaurant. He looked right in time to see the most popular graphic of the ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  13. A race to the finish for national player of the year in college b...

    Dana O'Neil

    The player-of-the-year race is heading into the home stretch. There are five worthy candidates, but proclaiming a winner isn't easy.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  14. Saint Louis Billikens carry on after death of former coach Rick M...

    Dana O'Neil

    Jim Crews and Saint Louis have been playing without a blueprint this season, coping with the death in December of coach Rick Majerus. The Billikens are ranked 16th in the nation, but their season has been far more complicated than winning or losing games.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  15. Rapid Reaction: G'town 57, Syracuse 46

    Dana O'Neil

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A quick look at Georgetown's 57-46 win over Syracuse on Saturday. Overview: They did not close the Carrier Dome, but they closed the rivalry in Syracuse between the Orange and Georgetown, at least for now, and at least while both...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  16. Otto Porter leads Georgetown Hoyas past Syracuse Orange -- NCB

    Dana O'Neil

    Otto Porter scored 33 points to lead Georgetown past Syracuse in a performance that overshadowed the probable end of the teams' long rivalry. In fact, Porter could have played himself into the discussion for player of the year honors.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2013