With Maryland moving to the Big Ten, the Terrapins may lose out on some old rivalries. However, they’ll still be participants in the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The conference have announced the pairings for next season’s match-ups and Maryland will face No. 7 Virginia in College Park on Tue, Dec. 3. It will be the first meeting since the Terps knocked off the Cavaliers in last season’s regular season finale at the Comcast Center.
This will be Maryland’s first ACC/Big Ten Challenge as a member of a different conference. The Terps join the Big Ten on July 1 and don’t waste any time rekindling an old rivalry.
It should be interesting match-up for both teams, given the changes for both teams. The Terps have already lost center Shaquille Cleare (Texas), guard Nick Faust (Oregon State), and guard Roddy Peters (undecided) to transfer. In addition, there’s been talk that guard Seth Allen could soon ask for his release from the program. On the opposing side, Virginia is returning most of their talent and only lose guard Joe Harris and center Akil Mitchell to graduation.
Maryland is 10-5 all-time during this prestigious event.
Here’s the complete schedule for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge:
Mon, Dec. 1
Nebraska at Florida State
Rutgers at Clemson
Tues, Dec 2
No. 21 Syracuse at No. 24 Michigan
Ohio State at No. 8 Louisville
Pittsburgh at Indiana
NC State at Purdue
Illinois at Miami (Fla.)
Minnesota at Wake Forest
Wed, Dec 3
No. 2 Duke at No. 4 Wisconsin
No. 18 Michigan State at Notre Dame
No. 25 Iowa at No. 6 North Carolina
No. 7 Virginia at Maryland
Georgia Tech at Northwestern
Virginia Tech at Penn State