The “ACC’s Annual Drubbing of the Big Ten in Basketball” Schedule Released

You see, that is a much more descriptive and accurate title than calling it a “Challenge” that is unless you are referring to anything a Kelvin Sampson coached team is doing.  It seems like it was challenge for the Hoosiers to do anything remotely productive on offense last season, just ask UCLA.  From the ACC:

Monday, Nov. 26
7:00 p.m. ESPN2 Wake Forest at Iowa

Tuesday, Nov. 27
7:00 p.m. ESPN Georgia Tech at Indiana
7:30 p.m. ESPN2 Minnesota at Florida State
8:00 p.m. ESPNU Northwestern at Virginia
9:00 p.m. ESPN Wisconsin at Duke
9:30 p.m. ESPN2 Purdue at Clemson

Wednesday, Nov. 28
7:00 p.m. ESPN N.C. State at Michigan State
7:30 p.m. ESPN2 Illinois at Maryland
8:00 p.m. ESPNU Boston College at Michigan
9:00 p.m. ESPN North Carolina at Ohio State
9:30 p.m. ESPN2 Virginia Tech at Penn State

UNC returns the favor and visits Columbus which has a degree of difficulty tied to whether Greg Oden and Mike Conley go pro or not. At the same time it will be an excellent road test for a team that will be one of the favorites to win the national title. NC State’s visit to Michigan State should be a very good match-up. Georgia Tech at Indiana and Wisconsin at Duke seem to be the only other two games that are remotely interesting.

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4 Responses to The “ACC’s Annual Drubbing of the Big Ten in Basketball” Schedule Released

  1. C. Michael says:

    That UNC/OSU game could be UGLY if both Oden and Conely are gone…

  2. Dan Schwind says:

    Unless the Big Ten somehow makes it respectable this year, I think it’s time to switch to an ACC-SEC or ACC-Big East challenge. The Big East is a much more comparable conference in terms of talent, plus it has some built-in regional and/or burgeoning rivalries (Maryland-Georgetown, UNC-Georgetown, UConn-Dook, etc.). The SEC, meanwhile, at least as a somewhat similar geographic footprint, and again you have rivalries to work with, like Georgia Tech-Georgia, Florida-FSU, UNC-Kentucky (yeah, I know we already play it, but it opens another game in our schedule) and Clemson-S. Carolina.

    I know that it will never happen, but I can dream.

  3. C. Michael says:

    Florida-FSU and UGa-GT are already played, as well…

  4. Josh Bowling says:

    The powers will shift a little in the ACC. Although Carolina still stands a chance to be number one again, GT will likely have a better year, as well as Duke with the best recruiting class in 07. So the non-conferece challege may be different than last seasons. Not that my opinion means much, as anyone could have drawn the same conclusion as I, but we may have to rethink the potential outcomes of these games.

    Good Luck ACC-except Duke. J/K

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