Big East, Big 12 Announce Games in 2019-20
Long Island, NY—Two of the most competitive conferences in conference basketball will be competing against each other beginning next season, as the Big East and the Big 12 will play their respective teams for the following four years.
Beginning in December of 2019, all 10 teams from both leagues will play one game a year against an one another. Games already set in stone include Kansas vs. Villanova, and Creighton vs. Oklahoma. The television rights for the Big East belong to FOX Sports, and Big 12 belongs to ESPN. The home teams will be awarded the their respective TV rights.
“This full participation series assures our schools of premier non-conference competition that will only add to the strength of our two conferences.” said Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman. “We look forward to working with the Big 12 to create a exciting new set of rivalries for our players, coaches, and supporters.”
“The Big 12 looks forward to competing against the Big East in this scheduling series. It will provide both conferences with high quality intersectional matchups on an annual basis that will be of interest to basketball fans across the country,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
The full schedule will be released in the spring, along with the name of the series that is to be determined.