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Aug. 9, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Aug. 9, 2011 - Penn State's Big Ten/ACC Challenge clash at Boston College will tip-off at 7:15 p.m. and be televised on ESPNU the Big Ten Conference announced when it released tip times and television arrangements for the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.
The Nittany Lions will face the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Wed, Nov. 30 among six games on the final day of the Challenge. The Big Ten has won the Commissioner's Cup each of the last two seasons breaking a string of 10-straight victories by the ACC. 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.
Since 2000, the ACC (10) and the Big Ten (nine) have combined for 19 Final Four appearances and six national titles: North Carolina (2009 and 2005), Maryland (2002), Duke (2001 and 2010) and Michigan State (2000). The ACC leads in NCAA Tournament victories and Final Four appearances while the Big Ten is first in Tournament appearances.
The 2011 Challenge begins Tues., Nov. 29 with preseason No. 23 Michigan tipping off at Virginia at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2. Michigan is one of six Challenge teams ranked in an early preseason top 25 by ESPN.com senior college basketball writer Andy Katz, including three in the top five: No. 1 North Carolina, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 5 Duke, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 21 Florida State and No. 23 Michigan.
The rest of the 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule follows.
Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Nov 29
7 p.m. No. 23 Michigan at Virginia ESPN2
7:15 p.m. Northwestern at Georgia Tech ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Illinois at Maryland ESPN
9 p.m. Miami at Purdue ESPN2
9:15 p.m. Clemson at Iowa ESPNU
9:30 p.m. No. 5 Duke at No. 3 Ohio State ESPN
Wed, Nov 30
7:15 p.m. Indiana at North Carolina State ESPN2
7:15 p.m. Penn State at Boston College ESPNU
7:30 p.m. No. 21 Florida State at Michigan State ESPN
9:15 p.m. Virginia Tech at Minnesota ESPN2
9:15 p.m. Wake Forest at Nebraska ESPNU
9:30 p.m. No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 1 North Carolina ESPN
Nittany Lion Basketball season tickets are available by calling 814-865-5555. Season tickets are $200 for adults, $170 for faculty/staff and seniors, $80 for youth and $59 for students. PNC Flex Books are also available again this year for $99. The Flex Book gives fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions' Coaches Vs. Cancer game and the Lady Lions' Think Pink game.
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