2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Matchups

June 8, 2017

The matchups for the 19th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge have been determined, and will be played in late November. The Challenge matches all 14 Big Ten teams against all but one ACC member. Dates, network assignments and tip times will be announced at a later date.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event, matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioner’s Cup. All games will also be available to stream via the ESPN app.

Schedule highlights:
• Several games are rematches from prior Challenges: Louisville-Purdue (last met in 2016), Duke-Indiana (2015), Northwestern-Georgia Tech (2014), Notre Dame-Michigan State (2014) Wisconsin-Virginia (2013), Iowa-Virginia Tech (2012), Miami-Minnesota (2009), Clemson-Ohio State (2004), Illinois-Wake Forest (2004) and Penn State-NC State, who haven’t met in the Challenge since 2000
• Four games will have first-time Challenge matchups: Maryland-Syracuse, Florida State-Rutgers, Michigan-UNC and Boston College-Nebraska

Team highlights:
• Fifteen teams competed in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship: NCAA champion North Carolina; Sweet 16 teams Michigan, Purdue, Wisconsin, as well as early-round participants Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest

2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule (dates, networks & times will be announced at a later date)

• Northwestern at Georgia Tech
• Duke at Indiana
• Notre Dame at Michigan State
• Miami at Minnesota
• Penn State at NC State
• Boston College at Nebraska
• Michigan at North Carolina
• Clemson at Ohio State
• Louisville at Purdue
• Florida State at Rutgers
• Maryland at Syracuse
• Wisconsin at Virginia
• Iowa at Virginia Tech
• Illinois at Wake Forest



The ACC took home the Commissioner’s Cup with nine wins in the 2016 Challenge. The Big Ten won eight of the 14 matchups in 2014 and 2015, and 2012 and 2013 were both ties.