Guys, start buttering up your signficant other now. Take her to a nice dinner on Feb. 13 or 14, because the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday that Texas A&M and Kansas will square off on ESPN's Big Monday on Feb. 15, the day after Valentine's Day.
The announcement marks the fourth consecutive year A&M will play at least one Big Monday game. This season's game will be a rematch of a Monday night game from this past January, when Kansas cruised to a 20 point victory. The Aggies other appearance on Big Monday last season was a 15 point drubbing of Texas at Reed Arena.
You can view the Big 12's entire Monday schedule by clicking HERE.
On a side note, I'm disappointed in the league's overall Big Monday rundown. ESPN might as well brand themselves the 'worldwide leader in Jayhawks and Longhorns basketball coverage.' Of the eight Big Monday, seven include either Kansas or Texas.
The schedule kicks off on Jan. 11 with the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Bedlam game, but after that, every week includes either Kansas or Texas. Kansas even gets three in a row at one point (and four out of five weeks). The network must be particularly excited about Feb. 8 when Kansas plays at Texas. Maybe we'll even get to see SportsCenter live from the Erwin Center.
Here is the rundown of Big 12 teams on Big Monday:
Kansas - 4
Texas - 4
Oklahoma - 3
Oklahoma State - 2
Texas A&M - 1
Kansas State - 1
What do you think? Considering the Aggies have won a game in the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four seasons, should they be on Big Monday at least twice?