There was also some speculation that Maryland's departure from the ACC after next season for the Big Ten might make the Terps a candidate for exclusion — something that had not happened to Maryland in the first 14 years of the series.
Maryland’s non-conference schedule — criticized last season for how soft it was and how ill-prepared it left the Terps once the ACC portion began — became noticeably tougher Wednesday when it was announced that Maryland will play at
Though clearly not the headliner of the night — an honor that belongs to
Maryland, which is 10-4 overall since the Challenge began in 1999, has won seven of its past eight in the series, including a 20-point win at Northwestern last season. It will also mark the fourth road game in the series for the Terps in the past five years.
Ohio State finished last season with a 29-8 record after losing to Wichita State in the
The ACC-Big Ten matchups are based in part on a team's RPI at the end of the previous season and its prospects for the upcoming season.
Given where the teams finished, those making the ACC-Big Ten schedule either figured the Buckeyes are going to be a middle-of-the-pack team in the Big Ten after losing leading scorer DeShaun
The game against Tulsa will be another opportunity for
In his first two seasons, Turgeon has faced his former boss at Kansas, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, as well as two other good friends in Kentucky’s
The summer tour in the Bahamas will be a homecoming for rising sophomore center Shaquille Cleare, who grew up there before moving to Houston for high school. Cleare, who played sparingly toward the end of his freshman season, is going to be counted on along with fellow sophomore Charles Mitchell and Dodd to help Maryland replace Len.
Here are the ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups that were announced Wednesday.