Parallel to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game over the last 15 or so years, the ACC/Big Ten Challenge has seesawed between two extended winning streaks.
The ACC, like the American League, enjoyed a stretch of uncontested dominance during a decade-long run. The coastal conference won the first ten meetings in the 13-year history of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, while the American League didn’t lose the Midseason Classic for 13 years (one of the years was a tie).
The last three years in both sports, however, have been all about the other leagues. The Big Ten has won each of the last three challenges while the N.L. has taken each of the last three all-star games. The ACC will look to buck that trend over the next two days.
The 14th installment of the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge tips off Tuesday evening, posting of the best lineups in the history of the event.
A matchup between a current top-five team (Michigan) and former top-five squad (N.C. State) is one of three to get the ball rolling in the early portion of tonight’s pod. A blueblood showdown between No. 1 Indiana and No. 14 North Carolina caps off day one, while a top-five slugfest pitting No. 2 Duke and No. 4 Ohio State on Wednesday presents one of the most compelling matchups in the non-conference.
The complete schedule, including dates, times and coverage, is as follows:
TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (Eastern Time)
Minnesota at Florida State, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Iowa at Virginia Tech, 7:15 (ESPNU)
N.C. State at Michigan, 7:30 (ESPN)
Maryland at Northwestern, 9:15 (ESPN2)
Nebraska at Wake Forest, 9:15 (ESPNU)
North Carolina at Indiana, 9:30 (ESPN)
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (Eastern Time)
Virginia at Wisconsin, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Purdue at Clemson, 7:15 (ESPNU)
Michigan State at Miami, 7:30 (ESPN)
Georgia Tech at Illinois, 9 (ESPN2)
Boston College at Penn State, 9:15 (ESPNU)
Ohio State at Duke, 9:30 (ESPN)
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