BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Maryland and Virginia will renew their basketball rivalry -- now as nonconference foes.
The Terrapins will host the Cavaliers in the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten
Challenge in December. It's the first time Maryland will be representing
the Big Ten after leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference, for which it
went 10-5 in the event. The Terps beat Virginia in overtime in their
final regular-season ACC game in March.
Fellow Big Ten newcomer Rutgers will play at Clemson, while ACC addition Louisville will host Ohio State.
The marquee matchups announced by ESPN on Thursday include Duke at
Wisconsin, Syracuse at Michigan, Iowa at North Carolina and Michigan
State at Notre Dame.
The Wolverines and Orange met in the 2013 NCAA semifinals, a Michigan
win. The Spartans and Fighting Irish haven't played since the 1979
regional finals, when Magic Johnson led Michigan State to a national
With the expansion of the two conferences, the event is increasing from 12 to 14 games.
The Rutgers-Clemson game is Dec. 1, when Nebraska also faces Florida
State. Along with Syracuse-Michigan and Ohio State-Louisville,
Pittsburgh is at Indiana, N.C. State at Purdue, Illinois at Miami, and
Minnesota at Wake Forest on Dec. 2. The Dec. 3 matchups are
Duke-Wisconsin, Michigan State-Notre Dame, Iowa-North Carolina,
Virginia-Maryland, Georgia Tech-Northwestern and Virginia Tech-Penn
Boston College is the only ACC school that won't participate, as the conference has one more member than the Big Ten.