The premier conference-vs-conference battle in college basketball is unquestionably the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, which takes place each year in late November/early December. This year marks the 17th time that the challenge has taken place, and its slate of games was announced on Wednesday. It features a game between the two teams that may begin 2015 ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the country, as the North Carolina Tar Heels will host a former ACC foe, the Maryland Terrapins.
Here is the full lineup, via the Big Ten:
Nov. 30 — Clemson at Minnesota, Wake Forest at Rutgers
Dec. 1 — Maryland at North Carolina, Virginia at Ohio State, Michigan at NC State, Purdue at Pittsburgh, Northwestern at Virginia Tech, Miami at Nebraska
Wednesday, Dec. 2 — Indiana at Duke, Louisville at Michigan State, Notre Dame at Illinois, Wisconsin at Syracuse, Florida State at Iowa, Penn State at Boston College
Of course, while all eyes will be on UNC/MD, there are still a ton of match-ups between some of the marquee programs in the sport, like Virginia/Ohio State, Indiana/Duke and Louisville/Michigan State. Television information will be announced at a later date, but all games will be on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.