Today in the BIG EAST - Thursday, Sept. 23

In women's soccer action, four league games are on the schedule. Providence hosts Syracuse at 4 p.m., while Connecticut hosts St. John's at 7 p.m. USF will host Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. and Marquette welcomes West Virginia at 8 p.m. ET. It is the league opener for both Pittsburgh and West Virginia who were rained out in their scheduled opener last week. The contest has been rescheduled for Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
 
In cross country, the No. 1 ranked Villanova women's team will begin its national title defense at the Main Line Invitational held at Haverford College. The No. 14 men's team will also be in action.

On the gridiron,
Pittsburgh welcomes No. 19 Miami to Heinz Field at 7:30 p.m. The game will be shown nationally on ESPN.