Today In The BIG EAST

In the only volleyball match involving BIG EAST teams today, Pittsburgh (16-12) hosts crosstown rival Duquesne (17-10) at 7 p.m.

Duquesne earned a 3-2 victory in the last meeting between the squads on September 8, 2009.

With the last weekend of conference play approaching, five teams have secured berths in the BIG EAST Championship including: Louisville, Cincinnati, Marquette, Villanova and Notre Dame. The final three spots will be filled this weekend. The Championship will be held at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee, Wis., beginning on Nov. 18.