UNC, NC State to host for ACC/Big Ten Challenge; Duke heads to Indiana
Posted June 8
The pairings for the 2017 Big Ten/ACC challenge were announced Thursday with North Carolina and NC State hosting as Duke hits the road.
The defending National Champion Tar Heels will host Michigan. It will be the sixth ever meeting between UNC and Michigan and first since 1993. The Tar Heels hold a 3-2 edge in the series – all played at neutral sites.
NC State will welcome Penn State to Raleigh. It will be the 20th all-time meeting between the schools with the Wolfpack holding a 16-3 advantage.
The Blue Devils, who are 16-2 all time in the Challenge and have won have won four in a row, will travel to Indiana to take on the Hoosiers. Duke is 5-3 all-time against Indiana including 3-0 in the Challenge.
Because the 15-team ACC has one more school than the Big Ten does, one team is left out. This year, that school is Pittsburgh.
Dates and times for the games will be announced at a later date.
The 2017 ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups include:
Michigan at North Carolina
Northwestern at Georgia Tech
Duke at Indiana
Notre Dame at Michigan State
Miami at Minnesota
Penn State at NC State
Boston College at Nebraska
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