The 14th annual contest pitting the ACC against the Big Ten in early college basketball action has been announced for the 2012 season. Times are yet to be announced, but we know the dates and the venues, so there are plenty of options for a post-Thanksgiving road trip in either the Midwest or Southeast.
The challenge will open on Tuesday, November 27th with the following games:
North Carolina @ Indiana (Assembly Hall)
North Carolina State @ Michigan (Crisler Center)
Minnesota @ Florida State (Donald L. Tucker Center)
Maryland @ Northwestern (Welsh Ryan Arena)
Iowa @ Virginia Tech (Cassell Coliseum)
Nebraska @ Wake Forest (Lawrence Joel Veterans Coliseum)
The games will conclude the following night, Wednesday, November 28th:
Ohio State @ Duke (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
Virginia @ Wisconsin (Kohl Center)
Michigan State @ Miami (BankUnited Center)
Purdue @ Clemson (Littlejohn Coliseum)
Georgia Tech @ Illinois (Assembly Hall)
Boston College @ Penn State (Bryce Jordan Center)
The ACC won the first 10 of these challenges, and the Big Ten has retained the Commissioner's Cup the last three seasons.