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August 12, 2014
ACC-Big Ten Challenge times announced
Game times have been set for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Michigan gets in on the action fairly early in the competition, welcoming Syracuse to Crisler Center on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
The Wolverines take on the Orangemen in a 7:30 contest, one of two shown on ESPN that night. The other involves Ohio State at Louisville, directly following the Michigan-Syracuse game.
The Challenge opens on Dec. 1 with a pair of games: Nebraska at Florida State (7 p.m., ESPN2) and Rutgers at Clemson (7 p.m., ESPNU).
The following night, in addition to the Michigan and Ohio State contests, Pittsburgh travels to Indiana (7 p.m., ESPN2); Minnesota plays at Wake Forest (7 p.m., ESPNU); Miami hosts Illinois (9 p.m., ESPN2/U); and N.C. State plays at Purdue (9 p.m., ESPN2/U).
The competition wraps up on Dec. 3, with the following slate of games: Michigan State at Notre Dame (7:15 p.m., ESPN2); Virginia Tech at Penn State (7:15 p.m., ESPNU); Iowa at North Carolina (7:30 p.m., ESPN); Virginia at Maryland (9:15, ESPN2); Georgia Tech at Northwestern (9:15 p.m., ESPNU); and Duke at Wisconsin (9:30 p.m., ESPN).
The Big Ten won the Challenge three straight times, from 2009-2011, and the last two series between the leagues have featured 6-6 splits. Michigan stands 5-8 in the competition, including 3-3 at home.