Friday, June 1, 2012

No UConn in Next Season's SEC/Big East Challenge

ESPN has announced the 12 matchups that will be part of the second annual SEC/Big East Challenge on Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at home sites of participating schools. UConn is not one of the teams, but before you get all conspiracy theorist on us, let's explain a little.

First off, two teams (Marquette and Villanova) played in the Jimmy V Classic last year and were not a part of last year's SEC/Big East. Those two teams pretty much have to be in this year's field. And, of course, UConn is playing in this year's Jimmy V (Dec. 4 against NC State at Madison Square Garden). So there you go.

When you have 15 teams (as the Big East does next year) or 14 (like the SEC), obviously some teams have to be left out. UConn isn't being left out because of any politics. If politics played a role, do you think Syracuse would be participating?

Anyway, here are the matchups, if you're interested:

Thursday, November 29
Kentucky at Notre Dame
Marquette at Florida
South Carolina at St. John’s
Seton Hall at LSU
Friday, November 30
Syracuse at Arkansas
Tennessee at Georgetown
DePaul at Auburn
Georgia at USF
Saturday, December 1
Alabama at Cincinnati
Villanova at Vanderbilt
Mississippi State at Providence
Rutgers at Mississippi


Anonymous Anonymous said...

UConn lost out to DePaul and Rutgers? Wow its really been bad for us lately.

Dave, how about keeping us out of staters updated on the new practice facility.

June 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Practice facility? That would take actual reporting.

June 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM 

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