Big East Announces Women's Hoops Schedule

CHICAGO -- The Big East Conference announced its 2014-15 women’s basketball league and television schedule on Thursday. DePaul is slated to appear on national television as many as six times and will also host the Big East Tournament March 7-10 at Allstate Arena.

The Blue Demons open their league schedule by hosting Butler on Dec. 3. Tabbed as DePaul’s annual Field Trip Day, the Blue Demons and Bulldogs tip at Noon at McGrath-Phillips Arena in front of a packed house of Chicago elementary school children.

DePaul’s first of six television appearances come on Dec. 10 when former BIG EAST rival Notre Dame comes to Chicago for a non-conference clash on Fox Sports 2.

The Blue Demons finish their non-conference schedule in the month of December before playing their first three BIG EAST contests on the road. DePaul heads to Villanova for a Jan. 2 tilt and then makes their way to Washington DC for a game with Georgetown on Jan. 4.

DePaul and Marquette play in Milwaukee on Jan. 9 before Xavier comes into McGrath-Phillips Arena on Jan. 11.

The Blue Demons hit the road for games at St. John’s (Jan. 16) and Seton Hall (Jan. 18) before returning to Lincoln Park on Jan. 23 to host Creighton. DePaul’s tilt with the Bluejays can be seen on Fox Sports 1.

The month of January concludes with Providence (Jan. 25) and Georgetown (Jan. 30) visiting McGrath-Phillips Arena.

February is highlighted by home games against Villanova (Feb. 1) and Seton Hall (Feb. 13) while DePaul’s Feb. 15 contest with St. John’s is scheduled to air on Fox Sports 1. The Blue Demons are also slated to square off at Butler (Feb. 6), Xavier (Feb. 8), Creighton (Feb. 20) and Providence (Feb. 22) during the second month of the year.

DePaul closes out the regular season on March1 against Marquette on CBS Sports Network.

The BIG EAST Tournament returns to Allstate Arena for the second consecutive year on March 7. The league championship will feature all 10 schools with the semifinals being played on March 9 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, respectively. The championship game will air on Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. on March 10.

The Blue Demons return four of their five starters from a season ago which saw the program make its third trip to the NCAA Sweet 16. DePaul has been ranked No. 13 in the Sporting News College Basketball Preview Magazine.

Women’s basketball season tickets start at just $59 and are on sale now at the DePaul ticket office by calling (773) 325-SLAM (7526) or by visiting\tickets.

Date Day Opponent TV Time (CT)

Maggie Dixon Classic (McGrath-Phillips Arena, Chicago, Ill.)

Nov. 14 Fri. New Mexico vs. Texas-Pan American 3:30 p.m.

Texas A&M 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 Sat. Texas A&M vs. New Mexico 4 p.m.

Texas-Pan American 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 16 Sun. Texas A&M vs. Texas-Pan American 2 p.m.

New Mexico 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 18 Tue. Bradley (at Allstate Arena) 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 Sat. South Dakota State 7 p.m.

Nov. 29 Sat. Northwestern 7 p.m.

Dec. 3 Wed. Butler* Noon

Dec. 7 Sun. at Chicago State 2 p.m.

Dec. 10 Wed. Notre Dame Fox Sports 2 8 p.m.

Dec. 17 Wed. at Loyola 11 a.m.

Dec. 19 Fri. at Connecticut (Bridgeport, Conn.) 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 Mon. Hampton 7 p.m.

Dec. 28 Sun. at Illinois State 7 p.m.

Jan. 2 Fri. at Villanova* 6 p.m.

Jan. 4 Sun. at Georgetown* 4 p.m.

Jan. 9 Fri. at Marquette* 7 p.m.

Jan. 11 Sun. Xavier* 2 p.m.

Jan. 16 Fri. at St. John’s* 6 p.m.

Jan. 18 Sun. at Seton Hall* 1 p.m.

Jan. 23 Fri. Creighton* Fox Sports 1 8 p.m.

Jan. 25 Sun. Providence* 2 p.m.

Jan. 30 Fri. Georgetown* 7 p.m.

Feb. 1 Sun. Villanova* 2 p.m.

Feb. 6 Fri. at Butler* 10:30 a.m.

Feb. 8 Sun. at Xavier* 1 p.m.

Feb. 13 Fri. Seton Hall* 7 p.m.

Feb. 15 Sun. St. John’s* Fox Sports 1 12:30 p.m.

Feb. 20 Fri. at Creighton* 7 p.m.

Feb. 22 Sun. at Providence* Noon

Mar. 1 Sun. Marquette* CBS Sports Network 3 p.m.

BIG EAST Tournament, Presented by New York Life (Rosemont, Ill.)

Mar. 7 Sat. First Round 2/4:30 p.m.

Mar. 8 Sun. Quarterfinals Noon/2:30/6:00/8:30 p.m.

Mar. 9 Mon. Semifinals Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports 2 5:30/8 p.m.

Mar. 10 Tue. Championship Fox Sports 1 7 p.m.

All home Games are played at McGrath-Phillips Arena | *BIG EAST Conference match | All times are Central

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