ESPN has just released its dates and matchups for the 2012 Big East/SEC Challenge held annually between 12 Big East teams and 12 SEC teams. The Big East won last year's challenge 8-4. Below are the dates and matchups for this year's installment.
|Big East/SEC Challenge|
|Thursday, Nov 29||Kentucky at Notre Dame|
|Marquette at Florida|
|South Carolina at St. John's|
|Seton Hall at LSU|
|Friday, Nov 30||Syracuse at Arkansas|
|Tennessee at Georgetown|
|DePaul at Auburn|
|Georgia at South Florida|
|Saturday, Dec 1||Alabama at Cincinnati|
|Villanova at Vanderbilt|
|Mississippi State at Providence|
|Rutgers at Ole Miss|
It's a bit surprising to not see Louisville, Pittsburgh, or Connecticut participating as you'd think all three teams would provide pretty compelling matchups with SEC teams. But Louisville already faces Vanderbilt and Kentucky, though neither game will technically be considered a part of the Big East/SEC Challenge.