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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. O'Neil: Louisville shows it's nation's best

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Rick Pitino made the decision not to cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden, even though they were pretty nifty souvenirs -- the last nets from the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. He told his Louisville team after it ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  6. Louisville gets chance to leave final stamp

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- This last run of the Big East tournament as we know it has been all about the old teams, the stalwarts from the league's beginning either moving on or rebuilding the league in its own original image. Except a funny thing has happened w...

    Blog | March 16, 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. 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
  9. 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
  10. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    And so here we are at the end of the Big East regular season, and yet we're back where we started. The league is still unsettled and undecided, but the same team picked at the beginning is back at the top, and that's Louisville. 1. Louisville. Don...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  11. In what could be their only A-10 meeting, VCU crushed Butler with...

    Dana O'Neil

    If Saturday is the only Atlantic 10 meeting between Butler and VCU, the Rams made sure the Bulldogs got a good taste of the 'Havoc' defense in case they bolt for the Big East.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  12. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Four teams -- DePaul, Rutgers, Seton Hall and South Florida -- have guaranteed themselves Tuesday games in the Big East tournament. Nothing else is quite settled, though Georgetown is making a good case to think about closing the books. One case that...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  13. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    We've got a new clubhouse leader in the Big East. Georgetown winds its way to the top of the standings thanks to its ability to do the one thing no other team in the country can -- be consistent. The Hoyas have won six in a row and eight of their pas...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: G'town 63, Marquette 55

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- A quick look at Georgetown's 63-55 win over Marquette. Overview: If Louisville and Syracuse are the obvious favorites for the Big East title, consider these two (and Pittsburgh) among the best challengers. This game doesn't e...

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

    Dana O'Neil

    It's starting to get very interesting in the Big East; well, at least at the top of the standings. (Disregard spots 12 through 15 unless you like to be miserable). Six teams are within a game and a half of league leaders (at least by record if not...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  16. 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