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August 31, 2011

I suppose it is typical of the Big East. Only a couple days before the start of college football season… and it is time to release the Big East schedule for basketball.

The full schedule from Pitt will be released after 1pm.

The Big East and ESPN, though, have their TV schedule out.

Pitt has two Big Monday appearances this year. Bad news, both on the road. At Syracuse on January 16 and at WVU on January 30.

A quick count shows that Pitt has 12 Big East games out of 18 showing on the Mouse Monopoly.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Dec 27 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame ESPN2 /
Thu Jan 5 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at DePaul ESPN2 /
Sat, Jan 14
  2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Marquette ESPNU
Mon, Jan 16
  7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Syracuse ESPN /
Sat Jan 21
9 p.m. Louisville at Pittsburgh ESPN /
Sat, Jan 28
  4 p.m. Georgetown at Pittsburgh ESPN or ESPN2 /
Mon, Jan 30 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at West Virginia ESPN /
Sun, Feb 5 2 p.m. Villanova at Pittsburgh ESPN /
Thu, Feb 16 9 p.m. West Virginia at Pittsburgh ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sun, Feb 19
  7 p.m. South Florida at Pittsburgh ESPN2 /
Wed, Feb 29
  7 p.m. St. John’s at Pittsburgh ESPNU
Sat, Mar 3 Noon Pittsburgh at Connecticut ESPN or ESPN2 /

I’m sure Pitt getting GameDay has a lot to do why they didn’t get any home Big Mondays.

Comment by Pete 08.31.11 @ 2:14 pm

Typical of a league controlled by the Bball schools.
No other FBS league releases their bball schedule the opening week of FOOTBALL SEASON.

No League or conference other than the BigEast.

The Football schools (really Pitt or WVU or combined need to exert some real influence in this conference.) We can’t expect L’Ville, Cincy, USF TCU to exert what is needed, it’s up to Pitt & WVU. Syracuse is not to be trusted, since they would have bolted to the ACC already, & UConn is with Cuse as is Rutgers.

Let’s be real.

Comment by melvinbennett 09.01.11 @ 12:36 am

This is another slap in the face of the football schools. You people who suggest PITT should stay in the BIgEAST regardless, must like S & M.

Get my drift.

Comment by melvinbennett 09.01.11 @ 12:38 am

The Big East is, first and foremost, a BASKETBALL conference. I’m not sure why anyone is surprised or outraged by the TV coverage the best basketball conference in the country gets.

Comment by boubacar aw 09.01.11 @ 10:24 am

Melvin, I don’t understand your post. Please elaborate.

By my count, 12 of Pitt’s 18 BE conference games will be televised. From my prospective, that is pretty good. Your gripe, a lot of Monday night games are not televised? How many Big 9 games will we be privileged to watch this year?

Comment by BigGuy 09.01.11 @ 10:35 am

Which one?

I’m not griping about Pitt being televised, that’s good.

Comment by melvinbennett 09.01.11 @ 2:45 pm

Melvin, when would you have them release the basketball schedule? and why on earth would you be offended by this? does the football world really need any more attention/respect/pull? jeez, i’m actually becoming more angry as i type.

Look at the salary of Graham, a completely unproven coach, and compare it Dixon. Don’t ever say anything is ever a slap in the face to the football schools. Its outrageous what football programs get away with compared to b-ball. Melvin, I don’t mean to be a smart ass but your comment is ridiculous.

Comment by PantherP 09.02.11 @ 3:01 pm

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