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USF to host Big East championships in track (2012) and softball (2013)

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February

The Big East announced its sites for the Big East championships in Olympic sports, and USF will host the track & field championships in 2012 and the softball championship in 2013.

Here's the release from the conference:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The BIG EAST Conference has announced dates and sites for its Olympic sport championships in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. The sites were awarded by the BIG EAST Championship and Competition Committee.

Included in the site selections was the announcement of the locations of the first two BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championships. The first championship will be held at Villanova’s Goodreau Field May 3 and 5, 2012, while Syracuse will host the 2013 championship at the Carrier Dome May 2 and 4.

The BIG EAST will conduct 36 championships in 11 states, with 12 schools serving as host institutions in the two-year timeframe announced Wednesday. In addition to the introduction of the men’s lacrosse championship, the BIG EAST will conduct separate men’s and women’s golf championships for the first time.

“Our philosophy in awarding championship sites is to provide for a positive experience for our student-athletes,” said BIG EAST Associate Commissioner for Olympic Sports James Siedliski. “With that in mind, and based on the feedback we receive from our student-athletes, we’re excited to return to some familiar locations and to give our fans and student-athletes the chance to experience some new sites.”

The selections included a number of first-time events. The University of South Florida will host the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in 2012 and will serve as a first-time host of the BIG EAST Softball Championship in 2013.  The BIG EAST Softball Championship will be played on the campus of the University of Notre Dame for the first time in 2012, while Loyola University will host its first BIG EAST postseason event when the 2013 BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Championship is played in Baltimore.

The sites for the 2012 and 2013 BIG EAST Baseball Championships will be announced in June by the Championship and Competition Committee.

 

2011-12 BIG EAST Championship Dates and Sites

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

October 29, 2011

E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.

Hosted by the University of Louisville

 

Women’s Soccer

First-round matches October 27, 2011, at campus sites

Quarterfinal matches October 30, 2011 at campus sites

 

Semifinals and Final

November 4 and 6, 2011

Dick Dlesk Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.

Hosted by West Virginia University

 

 

Field Hockey

November 5-6, 2011

J.S. Coyne Field, Syracuse, N.Y.

Hosted by Syracuse University

 

 

Men’s Soccer

First-round matches November 2, 2011, at campus sites

Quarterfinal matches November 5, 2011, at campus sites

 

Semifinals and Final

November 11 and 13, 2011

Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.

Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference

 

 

Women’s Volleyball

November 18-20, 2011

Al McGuire Center, Milwaukee, Wis.

Hosted by Marquette University

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving

February 10-12 and February 15-18, 2012

Trees Pool, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field

February 18-19, 2012

New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, New York, N.Y.

Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

April 19-22, 2012

Varsity Courts, Tampa, Fla.

Hosted by the University of South Florida

 

 

Women’s Golf

April 22-24, 2012

Reunion Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

Hosted by Reunion Resort

 

 

Men’s Golf

April 29-May 1, 2012

Reunion Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

Hosted by Reunion Resort

 

 

Women’s Rowing

April 29, 2012

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference

 

 

Men’s Lacrosse

May 3 and 5, 2012

Goodreau Field at Villanova Stadium, Villanova, Pa.

Hosted by Villanova University

 

 

Women’s Lacrosse

May 3 and 5, 2012

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.

Hosted by Syracuse University

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

May 4-6, 2012

USF Soccer/Track & Field Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

Hosted by the University of South Florida

 

 

Softball

May 10-12, 2012

Melissa Cook Stadium, South Bend, Ind.

Hosted by the University of Notre Dame

 

 

 

 

2012-13 BIG EAST Championship Dates and Sites

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

October 26, 2012

Van Cortland Park, Bronx, N.Y.

Hosted by St. John’s University

 

 

Women’s Soccer

First-round matches October 25, 2012, at campus sites

Quarterfinal matches October 28, 2012 at campus sites

 

Semifinals and Final

November 2 and 4, 2012

Morrone Stadium, Storrs, Conn.

Hosted by the University of Connecticut

 

 

Field Hockey

November 3-4, 2012

Trager Stadium, Louisville, Ky.

Hosted by Louisville University

 

 

Men’s Soccer

First-round matches November 9, 2012, at campus sites

Quarterfinal matches November 11, 2012, at campus sites

 

Semifinals and Final

November 9 and 11, 2012

Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.

Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference

 

 

Women’s Volleyball

November 16-18, 2012

Fitzgerald Field House

Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field

February 16-17, 2013

To be announced

Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving

February 27-March 2, 2013

IUPUI Natatorium, Indianapolis, Ind.

Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

April 18-21, 2013

Courtney Tennis Center, South Bend, Ind.

Hosted by the University of Notre Dame

 

 

Women’s Golf

April 21-23, 2013

Reunion Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

Hosted by Reunion Resort

 

Men’s Golf

April 28-30, 2013

Reunion Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

Hosted by Reunion Resort

 

Women’s Rowing

Date and site to be determined

Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference

 

Men’s Lacrosse

May 2 and 4, 2013

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.

Hosted by Syracuse University

Women’s Lacrosse

May 2 and 4, 2013

Harold Ridley, S.J., Athletic Complex, Baltimore, Md.

Hosted by Loyola University 

Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

May 3-5, 2013

Bauer Track & Field/Field Hockey Complex, Piscataway, N.J.

Hosted by Rutgers University

 

Softball

May 9-11, 2013

USF Softball Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

Hosted by the University of South Florida

 

 

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 11:37am]

    

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