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At Least Briefly, We Can Pretend It's Basketball Season

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The 2007-2008 basketball schedule was unveiled yesterday, temporarily providing hope to the Syracuse fanbase that a fresh start lies ahead. Then, we remembered we still have eleven football games to get through before we get there.

November


Sun., Nov. 4, College of St. Rose, 2 p.m. (exhibition)

Wed., Nov. 7, LeMoyne, 7 p.m. (exhibition)

Mon., Nov. 12, NIT vs. Siena, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tue., Nov. 13 vs. St. Joseph's/Fairleigh Dickinson, TBA
Fri., Nov. 16, Fordham, 7 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 28, Massachusetts, 7 p.m.

December

Sat., Dec. 1, Tulane, 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 5, at Virginia, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sat., Dec. 8, Rhode Island, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 15, East Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 18, Colgate, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 22, Cornell, 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 30, Northeastern, 1 p.m.

January

Wed., Jan. 2, St. John's, TBA
Sat., Jan. 5, South Florida, TBA
Wed., Jan. 9, at Cincinnati, TBA
Sun., Jan. 13, at West Virginia, TBA
Wed., Jan. 16, Rutgers, TBA
Sat., Jan. 19, Villanova, Noon (ESPN)
Mon., Jan. 21, at Georgetown, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Sun., Jan. 27, Providence, TBA
Wed., Jan. 30, at DePaul, TBA

February

Sat., Feb. 2, at Villanova, Noon (ESPN)
Wed., Feb. 6, Connecticut, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Wed., Feb. 13, at South Florida, TBA
Sat., Feb. 16, Georgetown, Noon (ESPN)
Mon., Feb. 18, at Louisville, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Sun., Feb. 24, at Notre Dame, 2 p.m. (CBS)

March

Sat., March 1, Pittsburgh, Noon (ESPN)
Wed., March 5, at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sat., March 8, Marquette, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Along with the schedules, the Big East also announced, in a nutshell, that conference basketball would be on TV...a lot.


"Big Monday"

The BIG EAST Conference will be featured in primetime on Big Monday starting Jan. 14 through the end of the conference season.

Wednesday

ESPN or ESPN 2 will carry a BIG EAST Conference match-up in eight of 10 weeks beginning on Jan. 2.

Thursday

The BIG EAST will be featured on Thursday nights with 11 games over 10 weeks during the conference season starting with a doubleheader on Jan. 3. These contests will highlight 11 different BIG EAST teams.

Saturday

ESPN will televise 10 BIG EAST games on Saturdays, with six of those 10 contests being slated for a noon, Eastern tip-off.


Giddy up.