The 2017-2018 Big East Men’s Basketball schedule was released today and for the 2nd year in a row, the Friars start with back-to-back games on the road. The Friars start the season off against St. John’s in a game that will be played at Carnesseca Arena and not at MSG, which sucks. If the game were at MSG, I would have predicted a crowd in slight favor of the Friars.
The toughest stretch comes at the end of January and bleeds into February with a 5 game stretch of Butler, Creighton, at Villanova, at Seton Hall, and Marquette. If the Friars can escape that slate of games with a winning record, I’ll be satisfied with that.
You can check out the entire Big East Conference Schedule here. All 90 regular season games will be nationally televised this year with the dynamic duo of Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery as the lead announce team for Fox Sports.
Fox will be televising at least 17 games during the regular season, the most over-the-air national telecasts of any conference in the country, so everyone can get themselves a glimpse of how damn good the Big East is.
I can’t be the only one upset that the conference isn’t continuing their New Year’s Eve marathon of games can I? That’s one of the best basketball days of the year and one where everyone has a much needed day off after their New Year’s Eve plans once again don’t live up to the hype. The Big East NYE marathon single-handedly got me back on the New Year’s Eve train, albeit for completely different reason these days.
As always, there are no easy wins on the road in the Big East Conference but if we don’t take down DePaul at their place this year, I’m going to lose my freaking mind. I’ve lost my voice the last two seasons during the game and I really don’t want to do that again, so anything the Friars can do to prevent that from happening, I would very much appreciate it.
You can check out the full 2017-2018 basketball schedule for the Friars here.