The ACC-Big Ten Challenge pairings are now official and Minnesota is hosting the Clemson Tigers:
The Tigers finished the 2014-2015 season 10th in the ACC, posting a 16-15 record (8-10 ACC). The ACC-B1G challenge has become the source of one of the few high major opponents on the Gophers schedule in recent seasons. In that regard, Clemson is a bit of a mixed bag. They likely won't be a big NCAA resume booster if Minnesota wins. However, this does represent a winnable game over a major conference opponent. The winnable factor should not be overlooked when considering the depth issues the Gophers will face next season. Clemson finished the season ranked 80th by Ken Pom (for reference, Minnesota finished ranked 58th).
Game times and TV networks are TBD, but here is the full schedule for the Challenge:
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Mon 11/30||Rutgers||Wake Forest|
|Tues 12/1||North Carolina||Maryland|
|Tues 12/1||Ohio State||Virginia|
|Tues 12/1||NC State||Michigan|
|Tues 12/1||Virginia Tech||Northwestern|
|Wed 12/2||Michigan State||Louisville|
|Wed 12/2||Illinois||Notre Dame|
|Wed 12/2||Iowa||Florida State|
|Wed 12/2||Boston College||Penn State|
There are some nice marquee games to enjoy. More in depth thoughts on both the Clemson matchup and the full ACC-B1G lineup to come.