USF-Syracuse game gets noon kickoff
USF's Big East football opener at Syracuse on Oct. 3 will have a noon kickoff (woohoo!) and will be broadcast as Big East Game of the Week. USF's Oct. 24 game at Pittsburgh and the Nov. 21 home game against Louisville are also being considered for Game of the Week broadcast.
Don't put too much importance in the games that have been picked as Games of the Week -- in each case, the game selected was the only Big East conference games played that Saturday. The four games picked as Game of the Week aren't exactly marquee matchups -- they cover the four teams that finished in the bottom half of the league last year -- USF, Connecticut (2), Louisville (2) and Syracuse (3).
No USF Saturday games have been ruled out as potential Games of the Week -- three of USF's seven conference games are on weeknights. After Syracuse, the Pitt and Louisville games are possibilities, and no game will be chosen for the final weekend of the regular season, when USF is at Connecticut in a game that will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. Here's the official release from the Big East's official site.