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).
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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.