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BIG TEN / ACC Challenge

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2013 BIG TEN / ACC Challenge

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DECEMBER 2, 2013

This years’ Big Ten/ACC Challenge promises to be two of the most exciting days of the college basketball season, as 24 teams from two powerhouse conferences collide on the hardwood.

The Commissioner’s Cup remains with the Big Ten after a tie in this event last year, although the ACC boasts a 10-3-1 record over its rival conference. It’ll certainly be interesting to see if the ACC can pick up its first win since 2008, especially with so many talented squads in the field.

Here is this years’ schedule and our predictions (in BOLD)…

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NOTE: Three ACC teams were excluded this year: Clemson, Virginia and Wake Forest.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 (all times ET)
7:15 – Indiana at Syracuse (ESPN)
7:15 – Illinois at Georgia Tech (ESPN2)
7:30 – Penn State at Pittsburgh (ESPNU)
9:15 – Michigan at Duke (ESPN)
9:15 – Notre Dame at Iowa (ESPN2)
9:30 – Florida State at Minnesota (ESPNU)

Wednesday, Dec. 4 (all times ET)
7:00 – Maryland at Ohio State (ESPN or ESPN2)
7:00 – Wisconsin at Virginia (ESPN or ESPN2)
7:30 – Northwestern at NC State (ESPNU)
9:00 – North Carolina at Michigan State (ESPN)
9:00 – Boston College at Purdue (ESPN2)
9:30 – Miami at Nebraska (ESPNU)

This is going to be a great tournament and a single game could be the difference between a win or loss—and possibly another tie—in the challenge.

I have it all tied again, but putting pride into the equation could change everything. So, don’t be surprised if the outcome of this challenge comes down to the final minutes of the final game being played on Wednesday night. These two conferences are that evenly matched and it could truly go either way.

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Here are a few fun notes about the Challenge…

•Seven of the 12 games will mark first-time Challenge matchups: Michigan-Duke, Maryland-Ohio State, Miami-Nebraska and Boston College-Purdue, plus the debut of the three new ACC members Syracuse (vs. Indiana), Notre Dame (at Iowa) and Pitt (vs. Penn State).

•In addition to first-time Challenge games, several of the teams are infrequent opponents: Nebraska holds a 3-1 record against Miami; Purdue won both previous meetings against BC; Ohio State and Maryland last played in 1985 with OSU three out of the five all-time games; and Notre Dame will play Iowa for the first time since 1990 and holds a 8-5 series record.

•Old Pennsylvania rivals Pitt and Penn State will meet for the first time since 2005. The Panthers have won the past five contests.

•Illinois/Georgia Tech and Wisconsin/Virginia will follow their first-time Challenge meetings in 2012 with a rematch in the 2013 event. The Illini and Cavaliers won last year’s matchups.

•Best Three Out of Five: North Carolina/Michigan State and Minnesota/Florida State will meet in the Challenge for the fifth time. Both series are 2-2.

•Rubber Match: Northwestern and NC State will square off in the Challenge for the third time. Northwestern won in 2009 and NC State in 2002.

•Syracuse and Indiana have met five previous times in non-Challenge games, with the Orange winning the past four, including last season’s Sweet 16 matchup.

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2013-14 Bowl Games

Posted on December 2, 2013. Filed under: Football, NCAA Sports | Tags: , , , , , , , |

2013-14 Bowl Games

updated as December 10, 2013

NOTE: This is the FINAL year for the BCS… YEA!!!!

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If there was a playoff, it would be #1 Florida State vs #4 Michigan State and #2 Auburn vs #3 Alabama

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Bowl Date Location Match-up Teams
2014-BCS Jan. 6 Pasadena, Calif.. BCS vs BCS Florida State vs. Auburn

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orangebowl Jan. 3 Miami, Fla. ACC/BCS vs BCS Clemson vs. Ohio State
sugarbowl Jan. 2 New Orleans, La. SEC/BCS vs BCS Oklahoma vs. Alabama
fiestabowl Jan. 1 Glendale, Ariz. Big 12/BCS vs BCS Baylor vs. UCF
rosebowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten/BCS vs Pac-12/BCS Michigan State vs. Stanford

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Bowl Date Location Match-up Prediction
GoDaddy.com Jan. 5 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt No. 2 Arkansas State vs. Ball State
BBVA Compass Jan. 4 Birmingham, Ala. SEC No. 9 vs. American No. 5/C-USA Vanderbilt vs. Houston
Cotton Jan. 3 Arlington, Tex. Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
Outback Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC Iowa vs. LSU
Capital One Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2 Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA UNLV vs. North Texas
Gator Jan. 1 Jacksonville, Fla. Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. SEC No. 6 Nebraska vs. Georgia
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5 Duke vs. Texas A&M
Liberty Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. American/C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 8 Rice vs. Mississippi State
Sun Dec. 31 El Paso, Tex. ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
AdvoCare V100 Dec. 31 Shreveport, La. SEC No. 10 vs. ACC No. 7 Arizona vs. Boston College
Holiday Dec. 30 San Diego, Calif. Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5 Arizona State vs. Texas Tech
Alamo Dec. 30 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-12 No. 2 Oregon vs. Texas
Music City Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7 Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
Armed Forces Dec. 30 Fort Worth, Tex. MWC vs. Navy Middle Tennessee vs. Navy
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 28 Phoenix, Ariz. Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5 Michigan vs. Kansas State
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. American No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3 Louisville vs. Miami (FL)
Belk Dec. 28 Charlotte, N.C. American No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5 Cincinnati vs. North Carolina
Pinstripe Dec. 28 New York, N.Y. Big 12 No. 7 vs. American No. 4 Notre Dame vs. Rutgers
Fight Hunger Dec. 27 San Francisco, Calif. Pac-12 No. 6 vs. BYU Washington vs. BYU
Texas Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6 Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Military Dec. 27 Washington, D.C. ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA Marshall vs. Maryland
Poinsettia Dec. 26 San Diego, Calif. MWC No. 2 vs. Army Utah State vs. Northern Illinois
Little Caesars Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. MAC vs. Big Ten No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green
Hawaii Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii MWC vs. C-USA Boise State vs. Oregon State
Beef O’Brady’s Dec. 23 St. Petersburg, Fla. American No. 6 vs. C-USA Ohio vs. East Carolina
New Orleans Dec. 21 New Orleans, La. Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA La.-Lafayette vs. Tulane
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 21 Boise, Idaho MAC No. 3 vs. MWC Buffalo vs. San Diego State
Las Vegas Dec. 21 Las Vegas, Nev. MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5 Fresno State vs. USC
New Mexico Dec. 21 Albuquerque, N.M. MWC No. 4/5 vs. Pac-12 No. 7 Washington State vs. Colorado State

 

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