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Minnesota hosts Clemson in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The Tigers finished 10th in the ACC last season.

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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 Minnesota Clemson
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 Pittsburgh Purdue
Tues 12/1 Virginia Tech Northwestern
Tues 12/1 Nebraska Miami
Wed 12/2 Duke Indiana
Wed 12/2 Michigan State Louisville
Wed 12/2 Syracuse Wisconsin
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.

What do you think of the matchup vs. Clemson?