With the dynamic duo (Villanova and Georgetown) in the Big East ready to tip-off at the latter stages of this year, the conference as a whole has a lot to work on as it’s witnessed the departure of several schools in the last five seasons in conference realignment pandemonium.
The shredding of a handful of programs heading into the 2013-14 season (Louisville, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, South Florida), the Big East is looking to re-establish its identity and overcome the shock trauma.
Without further ado, below is the simplified version of what’s to come for the Big East and its 2015-16 schedule.
To ring in the New Year, the Big East also features a five-game line-up that spans from dusk to dawn:
11:00 AM – DePaul at Seton Hall
1:00 PM – Butler at Xavier
3:30 PM – St. John’s at Providence
5:30 PM – Marquette at Georgetown
10:00 PM – Villanova at Creighton
Exclusive networks, such as Fox and CBS have also cut out some of the hassle in channel surfing by releasing which Big East contests will be featured on their networks:
FOX Broadcast Network Schedule
Dec. 5 Syracuse at Georgetown (1:00)
Dec. 12 Cincinnati at Xavier (5:30)
Dec. 19 Wichita State at Seton Hall (Noon)
Jan. 23 Providence at Villanova (Noon)
Jan. 31 Villanova at St. John’s (Noon)
Feb. 13 Georgetown at Providence (Noon); Xavier at Butler (2:30)
Feb. 20 Xavier at Georgetown Noon; Butler at Villanova (2:30)
Feb. 27 Villanova at Marquette (1:30)
Mar. 5 Georgetown at Villanova (Noon); Marquette at Butler (2:30)/Creighton at Xavier (2:30)
CBS Sports Schedule
Jan. 16 Villanova at Georgetown (1:00)
Feb. 27 Butler at Georgetown (Noon)
Full schedule is available here.
The Big East’s season will wrap-up on the first Saturday of March with a quintuplet feature as Georgetown/Villanova butt heads at Wells Fargo Center and Providence/St. Johns battle it out at Madison Square Garden.
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