Maryland, Virginia to meet next season as nonconference foes
MAY 01, 2014 4:35p ET
The Terrapins will host the Cavaliers in the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge in December. It's the first time Maryland will be representing the Big Ten after leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference, for which it went 10-5 in the event. The Terps beat Virginia in overtime in their final regular-season ACC game in March.
The Wolverines and Orange met in the 2013 NCAA semifinals, a Michigan win. The Spartans and Fighting Irish haven't played since the 1979 regional finals, when Magic Johnson led Michigan State to a national title.
With the expansion of the two conferences, the event is increasing from 12 to 14 games.
The Rutgers-Clemson game is Dec. 1, when Nebraska also faces Florida State. Along with Syracuse-Michigan and Ohio State-Louisville, Pittsburgh is at Indiana, N.C. State at Purdue, Illinois at Miami, and Minnesota at Wake Forest on Dec. 2. The Dec. 3 matchups are Duke-Wisconsin, Michigan State-Notre Dame, Iowa-North Carolina, Virginia-Maryland, Georgia Tech-Northwestern and Virginia Tech-Penn State.
Boston College is the only ACC school that won't participate, as the conference has one more member than the Big Ten.