Nov 27, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA A general view of the ACC Big Ten challenge logo on the floor prior to the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

2013 ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge: Game Times, TV Schedule Released

We’re just a few weeks shy of the start of the 2013 football season, but right around the corner is the upcoming basketball season. This year the Tar Heels are having to prepare for some new faces they haven’t played on a regular basis as three teams have joined the ACC this summer: Notre Dame, Pitt, and Syracuse.

Per the annual tradition, the talent of the Big Ten will challenge the talent of the ACC in basketball and this year’s schedule has officially been released. The Challenge will take place on December 3rd and 4th.

This year will feature fourteen teams that competed in last year’s NCAA Tournament: Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pitt, Syracuse, and Wisconsin.

We even have a couple of Big Ten vs. ACC match-ups that are tied up and need a tie breaker. North Carolina and Michigan State each have two wins against each other in the challenge and are scheduled to break that tie breaker this year. Minnesota and Florida State also have two wins a piece against each other in the challenge. They will meet again this year too.

See below for the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Dec 3 7:15 p.m. No. 20 Indiana at No. 9 Syracuse ESPN
  Illinois at Georgia Tech ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. Penn State at Pitt ESPNU
  9:15 p.m. No. 10 Michigan at No. 6 Duke ESPN
  Notre Dame at No. 25 Iowa ESPN2
  9:30 p.m. Florida State at Minnesota ESPNU
Wed, Dec 4 7 p.m. Maryland at No. 8 Ohio State ESPN or ESPN2
Wisconsin at Virginia ESPN or ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Northwestern at NC State ESPNU
9 p.m. No. 12 North Carolina at No. 3 Michigan State ESPN
Boston College at Purdue ESPN2
9:30 p.m. Miami at Nebraska ESPNU

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