Big East teams could get big NCAA Tournament boosts out of beating quality Big Ten opponents.
Big East teams could get big NCAA Tournament boosts out of beating quality Big Ten opponents.
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Sport

NEW YORK (AP) The Big Ten and Big East will begin a series of games in 2015 and the multi-day event will be named for the late Dave Gavitt.

The conferences will have a news conference on Monday to announce the deal. The games will take place the first Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the regular season. The games will be played at home sites, four from each conference.

The first series of the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be at the start of the 2015-16 season. The matchups will be announced.

The Big Ten will continue its challenge with the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Gavitt, a Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer, was the founder of the Big East.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.