ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge to be played Nov. 29-30. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event, one more than in the previous 12 Challenges because of the addition of Nebraska to the Big Ten Conference.
This year’s event will be highlighted by four traditional power programs expected to be highly ranked entering the 2011-12 season: Duke at Ohio State (Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3.com) and Wisconsin at North Carolina (Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8:30pm on ESPN and ESPN3.com).
The Big Ten won the Commissioner’s Cup for the second consecutive year while the ACC won the previous 10 Challenges. In the event of a 6-6 tie this year, the Commissioner’s Cup will remain with the conference that won the previous year.