Big East-Big Ten Challenge slate revealed

The first-ever Big East-Big Ten Challenge, also known as the Gavitt Games, is coming together, through various media reports.

Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Georgetown will travel to Maryland as the event’s headliner. The Hoyas will be one of the Big East’s better teams next season while the Terrapins will be the Big Ten favorite.

The local rivals have not met since the 1993-94 season.

There are a few more intriguing matchups in the eight-game slate. Creighton will head to Indiana, Michigan will host Xavier, and Providence will face Illinois.

Creighton should have a much-improved squad after a down 2014-15 season, and Indiana could be a top-10 team if point guard Yogi Ferrell stays in school.

Rounding out the schedule is a New York metro area matchup between Rutgers and St. John’s, a likely blowout with Villanova hosting Nebraska, a meeting of conference bottom-feeders DePaul and Penn State, and what should be a snooze fest with Iowa facing Marquette.

Overall, the slate is a bit underwhelming, but at least this event should produce two great games.

An official announcement for the event is expected later this week.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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