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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. How far will Porter lead Georgetown?

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- The play, done with authority and even a bit of panache, was so pretty, so well executed that even the usually stoic Markel Starks couldn't help himself. He just had to dance. "I'm not saying I'm a guy who plays on emotion, b...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  6. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    To death and taxes, I add Marquette. The Golden Eagles are the one thing you can count on annually. A year after losing the Big East's player of the year and league's leading scorer (and they were two different people) Buzz Williams' team is back aga...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  7. Georgetown has staying power

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Players leave. They get hurt. Stuff, if you will, happens. This isn't exactly breaking news in sports, especially in college basketball where, in the age of one-and-done, a player's tenure has the shelf life of milk left out on a Ju...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  8. Casting our ballots: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: To see our expert picks for each of the nation's 12 top conferences, click here. To cast your vote in these races, visit SportsNation. A quick look at the player and coach of the year races in the Big East: Player of the year ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  9. Georgetown Hoyas, Chinese professional team game ends in brawl

    Dana O'Neil

    Georgetown's tour through China turned ugly on Thursday when a game between the Hoyas and the Bayi Rockets, a Chinese professional team, ended in a bench-clearing brawl.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  10. Thompson has no empathy for Tigers

    Dana O'Neil

    John Thompson III was once in Josh Pastner's shoes, taking over a brand-name program where the "Ghost of Coaches Past" still loomed large. So he gets it. He knows how Pastner feels as he toils under intense scrutiny, his team good but still not...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  11. Big city, big stage for Big East final

    Dana O'Neil

    Michael Heiman/Getty Images/Howard Smith-US PRESSWIREGeorgetown's Greg Monroe or West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler: Who will walk away as the Big East tournament's most outstanding player? NEW YORK -- A good friend pulled John Thompson III aside after ...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  12. Hoyas' Monroe in a league of his own

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- John Thompson III played his college basketball for a man who thought there was nothing a big man couldn't do. In Pete Carril's offense at Princeton, centers were expected to score down low, bounce a perfect backdoor pass and step out ...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  13. Dana O'Neil: For Georgetown Hoyas, second-half heart not enough i...

    Dana O'Neil

    In cutting a 23-point deficit to one against Syracuse, Georgetown showed the sort of moxie it failed to display at this point last season. Nevertheless, in the dog-eat-dog world of the Big East, the Hoyas now find themselves in sixth place.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  14. Dana O'Neil: Chris Wright making all the right points for Hoyas

    Dana O'Neil

    In an overtime win against Memphis, Chris Wright showed the ability that had Hoyas fans so excited about the point guard when he arrived in Washington as a freshman, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2008