The 2014-15 conference schedule for the Big East was released this morning and with that, we also have the television schedule for the Big East for conference play.
For the second straight season, Fox Sports 1 will be the lead broadcaster of the Big East Conference as they will carry at least 109 games. Highlights of their schedule include the New Year's Eve marathon opening conference play and exclusive coverage of the 2015 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, which commences on March 11th of the new year. Their coverage also features the new Tuesday Showdown package with 15 games and seven doubleheaders on Tuesday nights. The Tuesday Showdown begins with a doubleheader on January 6th with the Marquette Golden Eagles visiting the Georgetown Hoyas at 7:00 Eastern, followed by the Villanova Wildcats visiting the St. John's Red Storm at 9:00. All conference teams will appear at least once on the Tuesday Showdown.
In a welcome development, the Big East slate on the Fox broadcast network will increase fourfold as it will carry at least eight weekend games as compared to last season when they only aired two (Ohio State-Marquette in November and Xavier-Marquette in February). Their slate includes Northwestern visiting the Butler Bulldogs on December 6th at 4:30, Villanova hosting Syracuse on December 20th at 1:00, Duke visiting St. John's on January 25th at 2:00, the Providence Friars visiting St. John's at noon on January 31st, Villanova hosting Georgetown at 2:00 on February 7th, St. John's visiting the Xavier Musketeers at 3:00 on February 14th, Villanova visiting Marquette on February 21st at 2:00, Xavier hosting Villanova at 2:00 on February 28th, as well as a wild card selection on March 7th.
Fox Sports 2 will air some games, mostly non-conference matchups, as will the Fox Sports Networks, who will carry up to 20 games regionally.
The lead Fox Sports broadcasting crew will be once again comprised of a pair of understated broadcasters in Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery (who will not appear on Fox network due to his CBS contract). Fox has not announced their announcers yet but you will see some new faces in play-by-play commentators Tim Brando (from CBS) and Joe Davis (from ESPN).
CBS will air a pair of Big East games as well with Marquette welcoming their intrastate rivals at Wisconsin on December 6th as well as Georgetown visiting St. John's on February 28th.
CBS Sports Network will air 18 games this season with 13 games being conference games and the remaining five being non-conference matchups.
To see the complete league television schedule for the Big East for the 2014-15 season, click here.