As Matt has previously mentioned, the announcement of the field for the SEC/What’s left of the Big East Challenge came today and, as expected, the Cats will be playing Notre Dame.
The event will kick off on Wednesday, December 8, with a doubleheader in Louisville at Freedom Hall. The opener will be Seton Hall playing Arkansas in a game literally no one cares about at 7:00 on ESPN2. The Cats and Irish will then take the floor at 9:30 and the show will move over to the mothership on ESPN. The second day of games, on Saturday the 11th, will feature Rutgers playing Auburn in a game even fewer people care about and Pitt playing Tennessee, both of which will take place in Pittsburgh.
So there you have it folks. One-third of our conference takes on one-fourth of theirs in the battle for conference supremacy. Or, the Big East as we know it ceases to exist and we end up playing Quinnipiac in Freedom Hall. Either way.