ESPN Announces NC State's ACC/Big Ten Challenge Game
Aug 15, 2013
ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the 15th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by DICK's Sporting Goods on December 3-4. NC State will host Northwestern on Wednesday, Dec. 4 on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m.
Historically, NC State and the ACC have enjoyed great success against the Big Ten schools in the annual event. The two leagues split last year's Challenge with six wins each. In the event of a tie, the Commissioner's Cup remains with the conference that won the previous year, which was the Big Ten in 2011. The ACC holds a 10-3-1 Challenge record, winning the first 10 events (1999-2008) while the Big Ten won the next three (2009-2011).
NC State and Northwestern will square off in the Challenge for the third time. The two schools have split the first two meetings, with NCSU winning 74-47 in 2002 and Northwestern claiming a 65-53 victory in 2009.
The made-for-TV event between the two conferences features 14 teams that played in the 2013 NCAA Tournament: Duke, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the ACC, and Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin from the Big Ten.
2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Wednesday, Dec. 4