Aug. 7, 2012
ESPN announced the network and start time designations for the 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods, to be played Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 28. All 12 games of the two-day event will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
All games will also be available via WatchESPN, which delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 on PCs, smartphones and tablets to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks or Verizon FiOS TV.
The 2012 Challenge will feature nine teams ranked in an ESPN.com early preseason top 25 poll, including five of the top nine squads: No. 1 Indiana, No. 5 Michigan, No. 6 NC State, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 9 Michigan State.
The Challenge annually features top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioner’s Cup. The Big Ten won its third consecutive Challenge in 2011, while the ACC had captured the first 10 titles. In the event of a 6-6 tie, the Commissioner’s Cup will remain with the conference that won it the previous year.
The full 2012 Challenge schedule can be found below.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
IOWA at Virginia Tech, ESPNU, 7:15 p.m.
No. 25 MINNESOTA at Florida State, ESPN2, 7:15 p.m.
No. 6 NC State at No. 5 MICHIGAN, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
NEBRASKA at Wake Forest, ESPNU, 9:15 p.m.
Maryland at NORTHWESTERN, ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.
No. 13 North Carolina at No. 1 INDIANA, ESPN, 9:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Virginia at No. 22 WISCONSIN, ESPN2, 7 p.m.
PURDUE at Clemson, ESPNU, 7:15 p.m.
No. 9 MICHIGAN STATE at Miami (Fla.), ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech at ILLINOIS, ESPN2, 9 p.m.
Boston College at PENN STATE, ESPNU, 9:15 p.m.
No. 8 OHIO STATE at No. 15 Duke, ESPN, 9:30 p.m.
All times ET