Big East Conference

CBS, Current Big East Agree to Rights Deal

CBS Sports and the non- Catholic 7 members of the Big East have reached a multi-year deal to telecast men’s basketball games on the network.  The deal, which begins next season, will run through the 2019-2020 season.

The agreement with CBS Sports provides for national exposure for men’s regular-season basketball and up to 12 appearances per year.

“CBS Sports has been a partner of the Big East for 30 years,” said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. “As the conference enters into a new and exciting era, we are proud to continue our relationship and showcase the conference’s best games.”

“We are delighted to be extending the historic and successful relationship that we have enjoyed with CBS Sports since 1983,” said Mike Aresco, Commissioner of the Big East. “This agreement further illustrates the excitement and anticipation that surround the re-invention of our Conference, and it will provide our fans across the country the opportunity to watch our games on network television.”

Big East Men’s College Basketball Schedule on ESPN

ESPN will be televising 129 Big East men’s college basketball games this coming season.

The conference will once again be part of the network’s Big Monday doubleheader with the Big 12 Conference.  ESPN will also be the home of the Big East Championship in March from New York.

Here is the complete 2013 Big East Conference men’s basketball schedule on the networks of ESPN:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Mon, Dec 31 Noon Cincinnati at Pittsburgh ESPN2
Tue, Jan 1 8 p.m. Connecticut at Marquette ESPNU
Wed, Jan 2 8 p.m. St. John’s at Villanova ESPNU
  TBD Seton Hall at DePaul ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Providence at Louisville ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Rutgers at Syracuse ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sat, Jan 5 11 a.m. Pittsburgh at Rutgers ESPN2
  4 p.m. St. John’s at Cincinnati ESPNU
  TBD DePaul at Providence ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Seton Hall at Notre Dame ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Georgetown at Marquette ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sun, Jan 6 TBD Syracuse at South Florida ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Mon, Jan 7 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Cincinnati ESPN2
Tue, Jan 8 9 p.m. Pittsburgh at Georgetown ESPNU
  TBD DePaul at Connecticut ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Wed, Jan 9 7 p.m. Louisville at Seton Hall ESPN2
  TBD Syracuse at Providence ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Rutgers at St. John’s ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Villanova at South Florida ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sat, Jan 12 11 a.m. Georgetown at St. John’s ESPN2
  Noon Marquette at Pittsburgh ESPNU
  TBD Villanova at Syracuse ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Connecticut at Notre Dame ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD South Florida at Louisville ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Cincinnati at Rutgers ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sun, Jan 13 Noon Providence at Seton Hall ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Mon, Jan 14 7 p.m. Louisville at Connecticut ESPN
Tue, Jan 15 7 p.m. Notre Dame at St. John’s ESPN2
  TBD Cincinnati at DePaul ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Wed, Jan 16 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Villanova ESPNU
  TBD Providence at Georgetown ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Seton Hall at Marquette ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Thu, Jan 17 9 p.m. South Florida at Rutgers ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Jan 19 Noon or 1 p.m. Connecticut at Pittsburgh ESPN2
  4 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville ESPN
  5 or 7 p.m. Marquette at Cincinnati ESPNU
  TBD Georgetown at South Florida ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Rutgers at Notre Dame ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Villanova at Providence ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD St. John’s at DePaul ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Mon, Jan 21 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Syracuse ESPN
  7:30 p.m. Georgetown at Notre Dame ESPN
Tue, Jan 22 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Providence ESPN2
  TBD Louisville at Villanova ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Wed, Jan 23 7 p.m. South Florida at Seton Hall ESPNU
  TBD St. John’s at Rutgers ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sat, Jan 26 11 a.m. Syracuse at Villanova ESPNU
  Noon Louisville at Georgetown ESPN
  TBD Notre Dame at South Florida ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Providence at Marquette ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD DePaul at Pittsburgh ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sun, Jan 27 TBD Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Rutgers at Connecticut ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Mon, Jan 28 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Louisville ESPN
  9 p.m. South Florida at Marquette ESPNU
Wed, Jan 30 7 p.m. Villanova at Notre Dame ESPN2
  9 p.m. DePaul at St. John’s ESPNU
  TBD Rutgers at Cincinnati ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Seton Hall at Georgetown ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Thu, Jan 31 7 p.m. Connecticut at Providence ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Feb 2 11 a.m. Cincinnati at Seton Hall ESPNU
  Noon Syracuse at Pittsburgh ESPN
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at DePaul ESPN2
Sun, Feb 3 2 p.m. Marquette at Louisville ESPN
  TBD South Florida at Connecticut ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Providence at Villanova ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Mon, Feb 4 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Syracuse ESPN
  9 p.m. Seton Hall at Pittsburgh ESPNU
Tue, Feb 5 7 p.m. Villanova at DePaul ESPN2
Wed, Feb 6 7 or 9 p.m. Marquette at South Florida ESPN2
  7 p.m. Connecticut at St. John’s ESPNU
  TBD Cincinnati at Providence ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Louisville at Rutgers ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sat, Feb 9 3 p.m. South Florida at Villanova ESPNU
  6 or 9 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2
  6 or 9 p.m. Louisville at Notre Dame ESPN or ESPN2
  TBD Georgetown at Rutgers ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD DePaul at Marquette ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sun, Feb 10 1 p.m. St. John’s at Syracuse ESPN
  TBD Connecticut at Seton Hall ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Mon, Feb 11 7 p.m. Marquette at Georgetown ESPN
Tue, Feb 12 7 p.m. Seton Hall at Rutgers ESPN2
  TBD Villanova at Cincinnati ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Wed, Feb 13 7 p.m. Syracuse at Connecticut ESPN or ESPN2
  9 p.m. Providence at South Florida ESPNU
  TBD DePaul at Notre Dame ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Thu, Feb 14 9 p.m. St. John’s at Louisville ESPN or ESPN2
Fri, Feb 15 9 p.m. Georgetown at Cincinnati ESPN
Sat, Feb 16 Noon Villanova at Connecticut ESPN or ESPN2
  1 p.m. Rutgers at DePaul ESPNU
  TBD Syracuse at Seton Hall ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Notre Dame at Providence ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sun, Feb 17 1 p.m. Louisville at South Florida ESPN
Mon, Feb 18 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Pittsburgh ESPN
  9 p.m. Rutgers at Villanova ESPNU
Tue, Feb 19 TBD Marquette at Seton Hall ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Wed, Feb 20 7 p.m. Providence at Syracuse ESPN2
  TBD DePaul at Georgetown ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD South Florida at St. John’s ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Thu, Feb 21 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Connecticut ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Feb 23 6 p.m. Marquette at Villanova ESPN or ESPN2
  9 p.m. Providence at Rutgers ESPNU
  TBD Seton Hall at Louisville ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Connecticut at DePaul ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sun, Feb 24 TBD Pittsburgh at St. John’s ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Mon, Feb 25 7 p.m. Syracuse at Marquette ESPN
  9 p.m. Villanova at Seton Hall ESPNU
Wed, Feb 27 7 p.m. Georgetown at Connecticut ESPN2
  9 p.m. Louisville at DePaul ESPNU
  TBD South Florida at Pittsburgh ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sat, Mar 2 2 p.m. Notre Dame at Marquette ESPN or ESPN2
  9 p.m. Rutgers at Georgetown ESPNU
  TBD Connecticut at Cincinnati ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD St. John’s at Providence ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Sun, Mar 3 TBD Villanova at Pittsburgh ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD DePaul at South Florida ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Mon, Mar 4 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Louisville ESPN
Tue, Mar 5 7 p.m. St. John’s at Notre Dame ESPN2
  TBD Marquette at Rutgers ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD Seton Hall at Providence ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Wed, Mar 6 TBD DePaul at Syracuse ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  7 p.m. Georgetown at Villanova ESPN or ESPN2
  9 p.m. Connecticut at South Florida ESPNU
Fri, Mar 8 TBD Rutgers at Seton Hall ESPN3  BIG EAST Network
Sat, Mar 9 Noon Syracuse at Georgetown ESPN
  Noon Providence at Connecticut ESPNU
  2 p.m. Marquette at St. John’s ESPN or ESPN2
  TBD Pittsburgh at DePaul ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
  TBD South Florida at Cincinnati ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network

ESPN Unveils Big East Basketball Schedule

A minimum of 70 Big East Conference men’s basketball match-ups will air this season on the ESPN family of networks.

The WWL today took the wraps off its 2011-2012 Big East schedule.  The telecasts begin on December 27th.  Games will be seen on either ESPN, ESPN2. ESPNU, ESPN3.com or ESPN Regional Television.

The conference will also occupy the opening tip on the network’s Big Monday telecasts beginning January 16th.

Here is the complete ESPN Big East Conference schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Dec 27 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Wed, Dec 28 7 p.m. Georgetown at Louisville ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Fri, Dec 30 9 p.m. West Virginia at Seton Hall ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Dec 31 2 p.m. Providence at Georgetown ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, Jan 1 1 p.m. Villanova at Marquette ESPNU
Tue, Jan 3 7 p.m. Louisville at St. John’s ESPNU
Wed, Jan 4 7 p.m. Marquette at Georgetown ESPNU
Thu, Jan 5 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at DePaul ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Jan 7 4 p.m. Notre Dame at Louisville ESPNU
Mon, Jan 9 7 p.m. West Virginia at Connecticut ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Cincinnati at Georgetown ESPNU
Tue, Jan 10 7 p.m. Louisville at Providence ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Wed, Jan 11 7 p.m. Syracuse at Villanova ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. St. John’s at Marquette ESPNU
Sat, Jan 14 11 a.m. Connecticut at Notre Dame ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Marquette ESPNU
Mon, Jan 16 3:30 p.m. Louisville at Marquette ESPN / ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Syracuse ESPN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Notre Dame at Rutgers ESPNU
Tue, Jan 17 7 p.m. Georgetown at DePaul ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Wed, Jan 18 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Connecticut ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Seton Hall at Villanova ESPNU
Sat, Jan 21 1 p.m. Villanova at St. John’s ESPNU
  3 p.m. Cincinnati at West Virginia ESPNU
  6 p.m. Syracuse at Notre Dame ESPN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Louisville at Pittsburgh ESPN / ESPN3.com
Mon, Jan 23 7 p.m. Syracuse at Cincinnati ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Jan 25 7 p.m. Villanova at Louisville ESPN / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. West Virginia at St. John’s ESPNU
Sat, Jan 28 Noon Marquette at Villanova ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  1 p.m. West Virginia at Syracuse ESPNU
  4 p.m. Georgetown at Pittsburgh ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Mon, Jan 30 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at West Virginia ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Feb 1 7 p.m. Connecticut at Georgetown ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Rutgers at Providence ESPNU
Sat, Feb 4 11 a.m. South Florida at Georgetown ESPNU
  Noon Syracuse at St. John’s ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, Feb 5 2 p.m. Villanova at Pittsburgh ESPN / ESPN3.com
Mon, Feb 6 7 p.m. Connecticut at Louisville ESPN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Marquette at DePaul ESPNU
Wed, Feb 8 7 p.m. Georgetown at Syracuse ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Cincinnati at St. John’s ESPNU
  9 p.m. Seton Hall at Rutgers ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Notre Dame at West Virginia ESPNU
Sat, Feb 11 Noon Louisville at West Virginia ESPN / ESPN3.com
  3 p.m. Cincinnati at Marquette ESPNU
Sun, Feb 12 1 p.m. St. John’s at Georgetown ESPN / ESPN3.com
Mon, Feb 13 7 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Feb 15 7 p.m. Villanova at South Florida ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Rutgers at Notre Dame ESPNU
  9 p.m. Providence at Cincinnati ESPNU
Thu, Feb 16 9 p.m. West Virginia at Pittsburgh ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 18 Noon Marquette at Connecticut ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7 or 9 p.m. Notre Dame at Villanova ESPNU
Sun, Feb 19 1 p.m. Syracuse at Rutgers ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. South Florida at Pittsburgh ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Mon, Feb 20 7 p.m. Connecticut at Villanova ESPN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. DePaul at St. John’s ESPNU
Wed, Feb 22 7 p.m. West Virginia at Notre Dame ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Thu, Feb 23 9 p.m. Louisville at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Fri, Feb 24 9 p.m. Marquette at West Virginia ESPN / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 25 Noon Notre Dame at St. John’s ESPN / ESPN3.com
  5 p.m. Rutgers at Seton Hall ESPNU
  9 p.m. Syracuse at Connecticut ESPN / ESPN3.com
Mon, Feb 27 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgetown ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Feb 29 7 p.m. Marquette at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. St. John’s at Pittsburgh ESPNU
Thu, Mar 1 9 p.m. Villanova at Rutgers ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Mar 3 Noon Pittsburgh at Connecticut ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  2 p.m. Cincinnati at Villanova ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com