Penn State to visit Pittsburgh in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

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Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers talks to his players during their NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in State College, Pa. Iowa won 74-72. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Abby Drey) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT

ESPN released the pairings for next season's ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and the series will feature an all-Pennsylvania showdown between Penn State and Pittsburgh.

Pat Chambers' Nittany Lions will visit the Panthers in what should be one of Pitt's first marquee games as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. It will be the 145th all-time meeting between the schools, but the first since 2005.

The biggest national games in the series are Indiana at Syracuse, Michigan at Duke and North Carolina at Michigan State.

Because there are more teams in the ACC than the big Ten, three ACC teams won't participate: Clemson, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Those were the teams with the lowest RPI ratings in the conference last season.

Here's the full schedule. Tip times and TV networks will be released later this year.

Tuesday, December 3

Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Florida State at Minnesota
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Illinois at Georgia Tech

Wednesday, December 4

North Carolina at Michigan State
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami at Nebraska
Wisconsin at Virginia
Boston College at Purdue
Northwestern at N.C. State

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