The move to the Big 12 is becoming something of a cultural change for West Virginia University athletics fans.
The football season to date has played out with the Mountaineers playing mostly noon games — this week’s game against Maryland at noon and next week’s Big 12 opener against Baylor also a noon game.
And the basketball schedule, whose times were released on Tuesday, is going to make for a lot of insomniacs, at least during the week.
All three of WVU’s Big Monday games — at home against Kansas and Texas and on the road at Kansas State — will be played at 9 p.m.
So too will all four Big 12 Wednesday road games begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday home games will be played at night with VMI at 7 p.m., TCU at 7:30 p.m., Baylor at 8 p.m., and Oakland at 9 p.m.
But for those of you who like a Saturday night at the Coliseum … well, there are no Saturday night games … at home or away. There are two 1:30 p.m. games on Saturday at the Coliseum, against Oklahoma State and Iowa State, and there are four 4 p.m. games, while the Oklahoma State game in Morgantown will tip off at 2 p.m.
The Marshall game, to be played in Charleston on Dec. 5, will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
2012-13 WVU Men’s Basketball Schedule
Nov. 6 vs. Glenville State (exhibition) 7 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Gonzaga 11:59 p.m.*
Nov. 22 vs. Marist at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. noon**
Nov. 23 vs. Vanderbilt/Davidson at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 12:30/3 p.m.**
Nov. 25 vs. UTEP/Oklahoma/Clemson/Gonzaga at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. TBD.**
Nov. 28 vs. VMI 7 p.m.
Dec. 5 vs. Marshall at Charleston 7:30 p.m.***
Dec. 8 vs. Virginia Tech 4 p.m.
Dec. 11 at Duquesne 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 vs. Michigan at Brooklyn, N.Y 8 p.m.****
Dec. 19 vs. Oakland 9 p.m.
Dec. 22 vs. Radford 4 p.m.
Dec. 30 vs. Eastern Kentucky 4 p.m.
Jan. 5 vs. Oklahoma 4 p.m.
Jan. 9 at Texas 9 p.m.
Jan. 12 vs. Kansas State 1:30 p.m.
Jan. 16 at Iowa State 9 p.m.
Jan. 19 at Purdue 2 p.m.
Jan. 23 vs. TCU 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 at Oklahoma State 1 p.m.
Jan. 28 vs. Kansas 9 p.m.
Feb. 2 at Texas Tech 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 vs. Texas 9 p.m.
Feb. 9 at TCU 4 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Baylor 9 p.m.
Feb. 16 Texas Tech 4 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Kansas State 9 p.m.
Feb. 23 vs. Oklahoma State 2 p.m.
Feb. 27 vs. Baylor 8 p.m.
March 2 at Kansas 2 p.m.
March 6 at Oklahoma 9 p.m.
March 9 vs. Iowa State 1:30 p.m.
March 13-16 Big 12 Championship at Kansas City
* Old Spice Classic/ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon
** Old Spice Classic
*** Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic
**** BROOKLYN HOOPS Winter Classic
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West Virginia’s women’s basketball team will have five games shown this year on the Fox Sports Network.
These are the five games and their times:
Jan. 12, WVU at Kansas State, 4 p.m.; Feb. 3, Oklahoma at WVU, 1 p.m.; Feb. 9, WVU at Kansas, 3 p.m.; Feb. 17, WVU at Iowa State, 1:30 p.m.; March 2, Baylor at WVU, 7 p.m.