Big Monday replaces Big East with the ACC

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

After 25 years of Big East action on Mondays, the ACC takes over the early slot.

Since 1987, ESPN had always aired a Big East game on Monday nights at 7 p.m. ET. Those days are, obviously, gone. The old Big East is the diminished American Athletic Conference, and the new Big East has packed up and taken their business over to Fox Sports 1.

ESPN's Big Monday franchise, like all things, has moved on. The network has been airing the college hoops doubleheader since 1987, and they have a replacement for the Big East: the ACC, which will now occupy the 7 p.m. ET timeslot. The Big 12 will remain at 9 p.m. ET, as they have since the conference formed in 1996.

Highlights of the schedule include appearances by new ACC (and former Big East) members Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse. North Carolina and Duke will both be featured multiple times. Pre-season No. 5 Kansas will be featured four times, as will No. 11 Oklahoma State. NIT Champions Baylor will make two appearances.

Big Monday is a part of the network's massive contract with both the Big 12 and the ACC, from which they air over 100 games per season.

2014 ESPN Big Monday Schedule

Date Time Matchup
Jan. 13 7 p.m. ET Virginia vs. Duke
Jan. 13 9 p.m. ET Kansas vs. Iowa State
Jan. 20 7 p.m. ET North Carolina vs. Virginia
Jan. 20 9 p.m. ET Baylor vs. Kansas
Jan. 27 7 p.m. ET Duke vs. Pittsburgh
Jan. 27 9 p.m. ET Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma
Feb. 3 7 p.m. ET Notre Dame vs. Syracuse
Feb. 3 9 p.m. ET Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State
Feb. 10 7 p.m. ET Maryland vs. Virginia
Feb. 10 9 p.m. ET Kansas vs. Kansas State
Feb. 17 7 p.m. ET North Carolina vs. Florida State
Feb. 17 9 p.m. ET Oklahoma State vs. Baylor
Feb. 24 7 p.m. ET Syracuse vs. Maryland
Feb. 24 9 p.m. ET Oklahoma vs. Kansas
Mar. 3 7 p.m. ET Notre Dame vs. North Carolina
Mar. 3 9 p.m. ET Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State
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