Monday, August 09, 2010

Big Ten/ACC Challenge Games Set

The Big Ten Conference has released the official schedule for the 12th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Last year, the Big Ten won the event for the first year ever and this year they look to make it back-to-back wins. Indiana will face the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, Dec. 1st at 7:15 ET. The game will be aired live on ESPNU. The Eagles finished last season with a 15-15 record (6-10 ACC), plus a loss in their first game of the ACC Tournament. They return their three leading scorers in Joe Trapani, Reggie Jackson and Corey Raji. Boston College is 4-0 all-time in the challenge, including a close win in Ann Arbor last season. The Hoosiers are 3-6 in the challenge, but have not won since 2007 (v. Georgia Tech).
The schedule looks like this:

Monday, November 29
Virginia at Minnesota - 7pm ET on ESPN2

Tuesday, November 30
Iowa at Wake Forest – 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU
Georgia Tech at Northwestern – 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Ohio State at Florida State - 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Michigan at Clemson – 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2
North Carolina at Illinois - 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Wednesday, December 1
Indiana at Boston College - 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPNU
NC State at Wisconsin - 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Purdue at Virginia Tech - 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Maryland at Penn State - 9:15 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Michigan State at Duke - 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

I think that there are some winnable games for the Big Ten in this years challenge, specifically Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. However, most of the conference's best teams will be on the road. We will dive into the challenge much more closely in November.

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