The annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups were released Wednesday, and there are some compelling contests that will make this a premier event yet again.
Unlike the Gavitt Tipoff Games, which for the most part had some less-than-ideal matchups, the Big Ten/ACC Challenge delivered with many must-see games. Highlighting the event will be a matchup of two familiar teams in Maryland (of course, a former long-time member of the ACC) and North Carolina. They will play on December 1 at North Carolina and both teams figure to be preseason top-10 teams.
Indiana at Duke (December 2), Louisville at Michigan State (December 2), Virginia at Ohio State (December 1) and Wisconsin at Syracuse (December 2) offer some other high-profile games that will make for interesting viewing.
The other remaining matchups include:
Clemson at Minnesota (November 30)
Wake Forest at Rutgers (November 30)
Michigan at N.C. State (December 1)
Purdue at Pittsburgh (December 1)
Northwestern at Virginia Tech (December 1)
Miami at Nebraska (December 1)
Notre Dame at Illinois (December 2)
Florida State at Iowa (December 2)
Penn State at Boston College (December 2)
Georgia Tech is the only school that won’t participate in the event, since the ACC has 15 teams at the moment.
Last year, the Big Ten won the matchup over the ACC, by taking 8 of 14 contests. All games will be televised on ESPN networks.