Friday, July 13, 2007

UConn Big East opponents announced

The Big East broke down the matchups for its men's basketball teams Friday to fill each 18-game conference schedule.

The University of Connecticut will play home-and-home dates with Cincinnati, Notre Dame and Providence. The 2007-08 season marks a return to the 18-game league schedule for the Big East that was previously used from 1991-92 through 1998-99. Each of the 16 Big East teams will play three opponents twice during the season and the other 12 schools once. A repeat series in 2007-08 may or may not be a repeat series next season.

Dates and times of all conference games, as well as the remainder of the UConn schedule, will be released at a later date along with home-game sites (Hartford or Storrs).

Notre Dame*
St. John’s
West Virginia
Notre Dame*
Seton Hall
South Florida
*- home-and-home series

UConn will also open the season in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer with an opening-round four-team regional at Gampel Pavilion on Nov. 7-8. Four regional winners will advance to a final round at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15-16.
The Huskies will also play Gonzaga on Dec. 1 at the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston and host Quinnipiac at the Hartford Civic Center on Dec. 16.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hall of Fame Challenge particulars

A few particulars were announced by the University of Connecticut on Tuesday morning regarding the 2007 Hall of Fame Challenge.

- The one-day doubleheader will be played at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston on Dec. 1.

- ESPN will televise the event nationally. Connecticut-Gonzaga will be televised on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. followed by Boston College-Providence at 6 p.m. on ESPN Classic.

- For UConn, the game will serve as the first of a neutral-neutral series with Gonzaga. In December, 2008, the Huskies will play the Bulldogs at Key Arena in Seattle.

- Boston College and Providence were in the midst of a home-and-home series, the first since the Eagles moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Both teams agreed to suspend the series a year to play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge.

- Tickets for the doubleheader go on sale Sept. 4 at all Ticketmaster locations as well as Each school will have tickets available to its students, boosters and alumni in August. For corporate packages, contact Game Seven Sports at 859.317.2200 x2206. Complete event information can be found on or