2013 Big East Football Opponents Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

Big EastThe Big East has set their updated home and away football opponents for the 2013 season, conference commissioner Mike Aresco announced today.

Due to Boise State and San Diego State opting to remain in the Mountain West Conference, the Big East has scrapped their East-West divisional alignment. They will also be unable to hold a championship game in 2013.

The 2013 season will  feature new conference members Houston, Memphis, SMU, and UCF. East Carolina and Tulane are set to join in 2014 with Navy following in 2015.

Big East – 2013 Matchups


  • Home – Connecticut, Louisville, SMU, Temple
  • Away – Houston, Memphis, Rutgers, USF


  • Home – Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, USF
  • Away – Cincinnati, UCF, SMU, Temple


  • Home – Cincinnati, Memphis, SMU, USF
  • Away – UCF, Louisville, Rutgers, Temple


  • Home – UCF, Houston, Memphis, Rutgers
  • Away – Cincinnati, Connecticut, USF, Temple


  • Home – UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
  • Away – Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, USF


  • Home – Cincinnati, Houston, USF, Temple
  • Away – UCF, Connecticut, Louisville, SMU


  • Home – UCF, Connecticut, Rutgers, Temple
  • Away – Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, USF


  • Home – UCF, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville
  • Away – Cincinnati, Memphis, Rutgers, SMU


  • Home – Connecticut, Houston, Rutgers, USF
  • Away – Louisville, Memphis, SMU, Temple


  • Home – Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, SMU
  • Away – UCF, Connecticut, Houston, Rutgers
  1. Cal
    January 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    What a sad, sad looking conference. If Boise and SDSU were smart they would have joined for at least one year (2013) in order to get a prime chance at the conference title and BCS bowl berth. MWC would have waited.

  2. Mike
    January 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Originally, it looked like the Big East could eventually be:

    East: Rutgers, UConn, Temple, UCF, USF, Cincinnati, Army, Navy
    West: Boise State, Air Force, SMU, Houston, Memphis, SDSU, Louisville, BYU

    Plus ND and Catholic 7 basketball.

    What a difference!

  3. CincyUte
    January 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    That is so sad. The year UC joined the Big East, its conference football schedule was:

    at Pitt, UConn, Louisville, at Syracuse, West Virginia, at South Florida and at Rutgers. It was such an exciting time to be around the program!

    But now look what’s become of the Big East! It’s not hard to argue Cincinnati had a better conference schedule when they were in the CUSA than they will after Louisville leaves the Big East.


  4. Mike
    January 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    SMU can pay the buyout and move if something becomes available. $5 or $10 million is pocket change. Houston is stuck because they can’t pay the exit fee. UH needed $120 million for its new stadium and alumni only came up with $50 million. The rest was put on the backs of future students through increased fees.

  5. William
    January 18, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    What is the latest on television rights? Does NBC/NBCSN still have the inside track?

  6. Tom Stein
    January 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    At least there won’t be any trans-continental traveling issues for schools like Temple, Connecticut and Rutgers.

  7. mike
    January 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

    With Middle Tenn and fiu joining c-usa next season the big east should get tulane and east carolina to join nect year. That would give them 12 teams and championship game.

  8. Derek Johnson
    January 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    So how is the big, bad Big East going to add to get to 12 teams, New Mexico State? The would provide the perfect market.

  9. Philip
    January 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    The new Conference USA!!!

  10. Andrew
    January 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    So the Big East is now Conference USA, Conference USA is now the Sun Belt and the Sun Belt…still stinks.

  11. Matt
    January 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    This conference is going to go the way of the WAC in a few years, with basketball collapsing and Louisville leaving they need some help. Once the Catholic 7 bounce this conference is worthless