NEW YORK – The BIG EAST Conference announced the dates and locations of the Olympic sports championships for the 2022-23 school year, including expanded fields for the volleyball and softball tournaments. In addition, the BIG EAST announced that broadcast partner FOX will present four regular-season events on FS1 this fall, in addition to regular championship coverage. All 22 BIG EAST championships, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, are presented by JEEP.
Beginning in early September, FS1 will air an in-state rivalry volleyball match out of the conference. On Wednesday, September 7, defending BIG EAST Champion Creighton hosts Nebraska at CHI Health Center Omaha at 5:00 PM CT in what is expected to be a top-25 matchup.
FS1 will continue regular season coverage with a men’s soccer contest between Georgetown and St. John’s at Belson Stadium in Queens, New York on Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Two BIG EAST women’s soccer games are also scheduled to air on FS1 through the end of September. On Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m., a rematch of the 2021 BIG EAST title game as St. John’s takes on Georgetown at the Maryland SoccerPlex. A week later, Providence will welcome Butler to Chappie Field at Anderson Stadium on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.
Postseason coverage begins on FS1 with the championship game on Sunday, Nov. 6, with the women’s soccer title game scheduled for 12:30 p.m., before the field hockey championship at 3 p.m. This will mark the first time, when the BIG EAST field hockey championship game will be nationally televised.
The BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship format will feature a No. 3 seed hosting a No. 6 seed and a No. 4 seed hosting a No. 5 seed in the first round on Sunday, Oct. 30. The location of the semifinals and championship game will be announced at a later date. The semi-finals will take place on Thursday 3 November.
For the first time since 2015, Old Dominion is hosting both rounds of the Field Hockey Championship at the LRHill Sports Complex in Norfolk, Va., with the semifinals scheduled for Friday, November 4.
The BIG EAST men’s soccer championship format will be the same as the women’s, with the No. 3 seed and No. 4 seed hosting the first round, and the semifinals and final site to be determined. First round action will begin on Saturday 5 November before the semi-finals on Thursday 10 November. FOX Sports will cover the championship game on Sunday, November 13; network and start time will be announced at a later date.
The first round and semifinals of both the men’s and women’s soccer championships, along with the field hockey championship semifinals, will be streamed on the BIG EAST Digital Network presented by SoFi on FloSports (BEDN). Including all men’s and women’s soccer conference contests, approximately 350 BIG EAST events will be broadcast on FloSports this fall with nearly 600 events for the year.
The volleyball championship returns to DJ Sokol Arena in Omaha, Neb., with Creighton hosting a new format. For the first time since the realignment, the championship will expand from four to six teams, with the top two seeds earning a first-round bye. First-round competition will begin on Wednesday, November 23, with the No. 3 seeds and No. 6 seeds facing off, along with the No. 4 seeds against the No. 5 seeds. The pair of winners will advance to the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 25. and the first four matches will be broadcast live on BEDN. The championship game will then air on FS2 on Saturday, November 26. The start time will be announced at a later date.
The cross country championships will be hosted by Providence at Highland Park in Attleboro, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 29. The men’s and women’s races will be broadcast on BEDN.
This winter, the BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championships will return to the Nassau Aquatic Center in East Meadow, New York. The championship will take place from Wednesday, February 22 to Saturday, February 25. The indoor track and field championships will be hosted by DePaul for the second year in a row at the Gately Indoor Track & Field Complex in Chicago, IL on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25. Both championships will be broadcast on BEDN.
The spring championships begin with the men’s and women’s tennis championships, which begin on Thursday, April 20 and conclude on Sunday, April 23 in Cayce, SC at the Cayce Tennis Center. This will be the seventh year in a row at Cayce. The Women’s Golf Championship will run concurrently, from Friday 21st April to 23rd April. Next up is the Men’s Championship which will run from Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April. The location will be announced at a later date.
The Men’s Lacrosse Championship will host Marquette at Valley Fields Thursday, May 4th and Saturday, May 6th. Although the women’s championship is played in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this will be the first time the men’s tournament will be hosted by the Golden Eagles. The Women’s Lacrosse Championship will be hosted by Connecticut at Joseph J. Morone, Friday 5th May and Sunday 7th May.
The outdoor track and field championships return to Villanova, Pa., for the first time since 2017. Villanova will host the conference meet on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 at Villanova Stadium. This will mark the 24th time the Wildcats will host the men’s and women’s championships simultaneously. Villanova also hosted the men’s championship in 1981 and 1982.
For the second time in three years, the softball championship is set to return to Burrill Family Field in Storrs, CT from Wednesday, May 10th through Saturday, May 13th. Beginning with the 2023 BIG EAST Championship, the field will expand from four to six teams.
Baseball returns to Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio for the fifth time, co-hosted by Xavier on Memorial Day weekend, Thursday, May 25th through Sunday, May 28th.
The spring TV schedule for Olympic sports will be released this winter.
National TV program for autumn 2022
Date Sporting Event Time (CT) Network
September 7 Volleyball Nebraska at Creighton 5:00 PM FS1
September 16 Men’s Soccer Georgetown at St. John’s 7:30pm FS1
September 22 Women’s Soccer St. John’s at Georgetown^ 6:00 PM FS1
Sep 29 Women’s Soccer Butler at Providence 6pm FS1
November 6 Women’s Soccer BIG EAST Championship Final 12:30 pm FS1
November 6 Field Hockey BIG EAST Championship Final 3:00 PM FS1
Nov. 13 Men’s Soccer BIG EAST Championship Final TBA TBA TBA
Nov. 26 Volleyball BIG EAST Championship Final TBA FS2
^at the Maryland SoccerPlex