"We think our non-league schedule has enough balance for the difficult Big East part of our schedule," says WVU head coach John Beilein. "This is an exciting schedule, especially for our fans. This should be a great challenge for our program as we continue to try to improve our positioning in the Big East."
This season, each Big East team plays five teams twice and six teams once. The Mountaineers will play repeat games against Boston College, Pitt, Seton Hall, Providence and St. John's.
West Virginia will play 14 games in the WVU Coliseum. Big East schools visiting Morgantown will be Connecticut, Notre Dame, Providence, Boston College, Pitt, Seton Hall, Rutgers and St. John's. The Mountaineers will play non-league games at home against George Washington, James Madison, Coppin State, Radford, Saint Peter's and New Hampshire.
The Mountaineers will play league road games at Boston College, Georgetown, Pitt, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova, Providence and St. John's. WVU will play non-league road games at North Carolina State, LSU and Duquesne. LSU will return the game to Morgantown during the 2005-06 season, while North Carolina State will face the Mountaineers in Charleston that same season.
West Virginia will play two games in Charleston, against St. Bonaventure and Marshall.
The complete schedule with dates will be announced in September.