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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. Impressions: Pac-12 media day

    Dana O'Neil

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The fireworks fizzled here before they really even had a chance to light up the sky. Bummer. It might have been fun. USC and UCLA have a terrific rivalry when it comes to the football teams. Which team is better? Which campus i...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  3. Home-and-home rivalries take a hit with conference realignment --...

    Dana O'Neil

    No Kentucky at Tennessee? No Duke at NC State? No Purdue at Indiana? As conferences expand, some traditional home-and-home series are simply no more. And that's too bad.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Rapid Reaction: G'town 61, Syracuse 39

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A quick look at Georgetown's 61-39 win over Syracuse on Saturday. Overview: The rivalry is officially closed. Syracuse will head into the record books with the overall series lead. But Georgetown took the last two, and trust me...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Porter puts himself in elite company

    Dana O'Neil

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- He's impossible to hate. That's the thing about Otto Porter. The latest, and perhaps last, would-be villain in the Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry is unfailingly polite and, from an Orange fan perspective, frustratingly likeable. He ...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Kentucky, Louisville and the city that divides one of basketball'...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke and North Carolina loyalists might disagree; Yankees and Red Sox devotees have a decent argument, too. But aside from maybe Alabama and Auburn football, it is hard to find such yearlong enmity breeding and cultivating within the state borders like Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  11. Despite difficulty, the Big 5 rivalries live on

    Dana O'Neil

    They stopped throwing streamers after the first made basket years ago. The doubleheaders, too, are things of the past. And with the renovations to Saint Joseph's on-campus arena, as of last season only Penn played its home games at Philadelphia's fam...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  12. Noncon rivalries that should be rekindled

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky versus Indiana and the Border War are only on hiatus. That's what we'd like to believe. Eventually, the Wildcats and Hoosiers can find their way back to Bloomington and Lexington and that cooler heads will prevail in Kansas and Missouri. ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  13. Greed and hypocrisy spell the end of the Big East as we know it -...

    Dana O'Neil

    On the same weekend its founder passed away, the Big East as we know it forever changed with the sudden defections of Syracuse and Pitt -- with more likely to come. Dave Gavitt would've been embarrassed by the hypocrisy and greed of it all.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  14. Calhoun and Calipari renew rivalry

    Dana O'Neil

    He never tried to choke him. For whatever simmering bad blood stewed between Jim Calhoun and John Calipari for all those years the two shared the same New England spotlight, Calhoun never went John Chaney on his rival. So at least there's that....

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  15. Dana O'Neil: Big 12 early season review

    Dana O'Neil

    The 2008-09 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Big 12 stands with conference play on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2008
  16. Brotherly love, hoops style, means stitches and blood

    Dana O'Neil

    They compete at the highest levels in Division I basketball, but these sets of brothers trace their competitive roots all the way back to their childhoods, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008