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Big East / Big Ten Challenge coming?


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#1 Chris B

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:13 PM

@musketeerreport: The Big East and Big Ten have announced a press conference for Monday at 12:30.

The Big East has been looking for a conference partner. I know they've been talking to the B1G but I thought the Pac12 would be an ideal choice given they don't have a challenge yet and they are partners with FOX.

 

EDIT: I guess I could have put this in the Terps section. Keep forgetting about that...

 

As a reminder, here are both conference's members. 4 Big Ten schools will likely not be a part of the challenge.

 

Big East: Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's, VIllanova, Xavier

Big Ten: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin

 

Lots of interesting matchups.


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#2 Chris B

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

Coming in 2015-2016.

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Big East and Big Ten will begin a series to tip off season beginning in 2015-16 at campus sites. Event to honor Hall of Famer Dave Gavitt.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

Nice. This should be highly entertaining.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:24 PM

Georgetown please.
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#5 Chris B

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

Just saw a tweet that it will be 8 games between the two conferences.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

Two games will be played on the first Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the regular season, played at school home sites -- four at a Big East school, four at a Big Ten school.

Each Big East team will play a minimum of six times during the length of the eight-year deal, and each Big Ten program will participate at least four times.

Individual match-ups will be announced in the spring.

FOX Sports1 will televise the Big East home games; ESPN or the Big Ten Network will carry the home Big Ten contests.

http://espn.go.com/m...hallenge-series

 

A lot of the national guys are pushing regional rivalries (X-OSU, GTown-MD, Butler/IU) which is kind of a surprise. Perhaps they know something.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:34 PM

As long as this doesn't supplant the ACC/B1G Challenge, then sounds pretty sweet.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:57 PM

As long as this doesn't supplant the ACC/B1G Challenge, then sounds pretty sweet.

 

Does not from what I've read. B1G will have both.






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