Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Title game rematch tops ACC/Big Ten Challenge

A rematch of the national title game will highlight the 11th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Michigan State will travel to national champion UNC on Dec. 1.

UNC beat Michigan State 89-72 for the Tar Heels' fifth NCAA title on April 6. The Heels also beat the Spartans in last year's Challenge.

The ACC has won every year of the Challenge. Duke, which is 10-0 in Challenge play, goes to Wisconsin on Dec. 2. N.C. State, which was left out of last year's Challenge, will host Northwestern on Dec. 1.

Actually there are two title game rematches. Maryland visits Indiana on Dec. 1, a replay of the 2002 championship game won by the Terps.

Monday, Nov. 30
Penn State @ Virginia

Tuesday, Dec. 1
Maryland @ Indiana
Michigan State @ North Carolina
Northwestern @ N.C. State
Virginia Tech @ Iowa
Wake Forest @ Purdue

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Boston College @ Michigan
Duke @ Wisconsin
Florida State @ Ohio State
Illinois @ Clemson
Minnesota @ Miami


Anonymous said...


Michigan State will be plenty good next year and the likely favorite, but this matchup is about as exciting as the ACC/Big Ten "Challenge" in general.

Did the 4 hours of UNC/Michigan State games last year not bore everyone enough already?

Could the stinkin' Big Ten at least win ONE time so the title "Challenge" sounds a little less ridiculous?

The real story here is that dook is actually playing a true road game - for the 2nd year in a row! What's next - blue moons and flying donkeys?

Anonymous said...

I'm not tracking with anon..."yawn"...however, MSU might be favored and on the road in Chapel Hill. Why won't that be exciting? I'll be watching!

Anonymous said...

The Heels will be just fine next year!! Granted, Lawson is amazing but with Drew II having another year under his belt, the big men we have now and the frosh coming in next year...WATCH OUT!!!

I'm just sayin'!!!

App Grad '96 and #1 Heels fan!!

Anonymous said...

An AppSt that is a fan of another college. You traitor!