Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Duke-Michigan State highlights ACC/Big Ten

Defending NCAA champion Duke will play host to 2010 NCAA semifinalist Michigan State on Dec. 1 in the marquee matchup of the 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, ESPN has announced.

North Carolina will visit Illinois on Nov. 30, and N.C. State will travel to Wisconsin on Dec. 1 in two of the challenge's other key games. Game times and TV assignments on ESPN's family of networks will be announced at a later date.

Miami, which finished last in the ACC standings last season, is the lone team from the 12-school ACC that won't compete against the (for now) 11-school Big Ten in the Challenge.

Last year the Big Ten won the challenge for the first time in the 11 years the event has been played.

Here's the full schedule of this year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge:

Monday, Nov. 29: Virginia at Minnesota.

Tuesday, Nov. 30: North Carolina at Illinois, Ohio State at Florida State, Michigan at Clemson, Georgia Tech at Northwestern, Iowa at Wake Forest.

Wednesday, Dec. 1: Michigan State at Duke, Purdue at Virginia Tech, N.C. State at Wisconsin, Indiana at Boston College, Maryland at Penn State.

Ken Tysiac