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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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