ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the 15th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Syracuse and Indiana will kick things off on the 3rd at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN.
The Indiana Hoosiers know now the exact amount of time they have left to learn what 2-3 zone defense is and figure out how to play against it. They had certainly never heard of it this past March.
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 and 4. Here she is...
2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule:
Tuesday, December 3
7:15 p.m. Indiana at Syracuse ESPN
7:15 p.m. Illinois at Georgia Tech ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Penn State at Pittsburgh ESPNU
9:15 p.m. Michigan at Duke ESPN
9:15 p.m. Notre Dame at Iowa ESPN2
9:30 p.m. Florida State at Minnesota ESPNU
Wednesday, December 4
7:00 p.m. Maryland at Ohio State ESPN or ESPN2
7:00 p.m. Wisconsin at Virginia ESPN or ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Northwestern at NC State ESPNU
9:00 p.m. North Carolina at Michigan State ESPN
9:00 p.m. Boston College at Purdue ESPN2
9:30 p.m. Miami at Nebraska ESPNU
The Ron Patterson Classic, as it shall be known, will be a warm-up to the Duke game in terns of attendance and hype. Sure, we got the Keith Smart juju out of our system but that's not gonna stop ESPN from replaying that clip 5,000 times in the week leading up to the game.
That's okay. We've got stuff like this...