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Hello, Sun Dolls. It's nice to see you on the schedule again.
Hello, Sun Dolls. It's nice to see you on the schedule again.

Today the Big East announced the home and road opponents for the upcoming 2012-13 college basketball season. As in the past, the schedule calls for each team to play some teams more than once. The change to that for this season is that instead of three as it has been in the past few seasons, it will be four mirror opponents to make up the difference when West Virginia departed for the Big 12.

Let's get to a couple of notes on the overall slate of games from the Big East and then we'll get to Marquette's opponents after the jump!

First up: Marquette's mirror opponents for the upcoming season:

  • Georgetown
  • Pittsburgh
  • Seton Hall
  • South Florida
That's... not terrible, I guess? Playing the Hoyas twice is always fun, at least from a brotherly rivalry standpoint. I really enjoy beating Pitt, and kicking them in the teeth twice on their way to the ACC would be fun. South Florida is on the rise after last season, even if they play like Wisconsin.

So that makes the specific breakdown of home and road opponents go a little something like this:

HOME GAMES:

  • Connecticut
  • DePaul
  • Georgetown
  • Notre Dame
  • Pittsburgh
  • Providence
  • Seton Hall
  • South Florida
  • Syracuse

ROAD GAMES:

  • Cincinnati
  • Georgetown
  • Louisville
  • Pittsburgh
  • Rutgers
  • St. John's
  • Seton Hall
  • South Florida
  • Villanova
You know what? That's a really favorable schedule. If Marquette doesn't get hosed on the actual scheduling of these games and avoids 3 game road swings and can keep the DePaul/Providence/Seton Hall games early in the season before winter break ends, that could lead to some really fun crowds.

Those are my thoughts. What do you think? Hit the comments section!