The Big East officially announced their 2012 football schedules today. Conference play begins on Thursday, Sept. 6 when Cincinnati hosts Pittsburgh.
For the 2012 season, the Big East welcomes Temple as a new member. The Owls, who have competed in the MAC since 2007, were members of the Big East from 1991 through 2004.
West Virginia is no longer a part of the conference as they have departed to compete in the Big 12. TCU also left for the Big 12, but they never actually engaged in Big East play.
Featured 2012 non-conference match-ups for the Big East include Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech (at Landover, MD), Connecticut at Maryland, North Carolina at Louisville, Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, Army at Rutgers, Syracuse vs. USC (at East Rutherford, NJ), Florida State at USF, USF at Miami (FL) and Maryland at West Virginia.
Listed below are the 2012 Big East football schedules: