Wednesday saw the release by ESPN of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving.
The ACC leads the all-time series, 10-4-2.
—– Monday, Nov. 30 —–
- Clemson at Minnesota
- Wake Forest at Rutgers
—– Tuesday, Dec. 1 —–
- Maryland at North Carolina
- Virginia at Ohio State
- Michigan at North Carolina State
- Purdue at Pittsburgh
- Northwestern at Virginia Tech
- Miami at Nebraska
—– Wednesday, Dec. 2 —–
- Indiana at Duke
- Louisville at Michigan State
- Wisconsin at Syracuse
- Notre Dame at Illinois
- Florida State at Iowa
- Penn State at Boston College
The game in Chapel Hill may feature the top 2 teams in the country going at each other–and just two years after Maryland left the ACC for the Big Ten.
Indiana at Duke could be another interesting contest, depending on what type of team Tom Crean fields with the Hoosiers.
Matchups that might be interesting to check out include Michigan at North Carolina State and Purdue at Pittsburgh.
The major fact about Notre Dame visiting Illinois is that the State Farm Assembly Hall in Champaign is under construction for their new look arena to open in time for that night. The Fighting Illini will play their first five home games in Springfield.
Finally, Louisville and Michigan State will be a rematch from last season’s Elite Eight won by the Spartans in overtime at Syracuse.