The ACC and the Atlantic 10 To Play A “Challenge” In Brooklyn…But It’s Only a Doubleheader

The ACC and Atlantic 10 conferences are planning to start the “ACC – Atlantic 10 Challenge” this December:

The ACC announced the doubleheader in a release last Spring, but the specifics of the event will include games between two Atlantic 10 programs and two ACC programs. There will be one doubleheader per year each December from 2015-2017, according to another source. Official matchups have yet to be set, but sources said the games should be set by May 1st.

It seems likely that at least one of the blue-blood programs will play in the inaugural event, if for no other reason than to create an imprint of it in sports fans’ minds.  Advertisers (and event sponsors) would also like that very much, pretty much making it a no-brainer that UNC or Duke will be there.  The other spot is where it gets interesting: NC State is not shy of playing a challenging out-of-conference schedule, and the Wolfpack are coming off of a good NCAA run and will in all likelihood be ranked by the time the event is played.

That could be a win-win for the school: first, a win would add to the resumé that the Wolfpack will be building to gain entry to and get good seeding in the NCAA Tournament.  Secondly, a game in New York City in the national spotlight can only help recruiting.  Hopefully NC State will be one of the other teams invited.

NCS Basketball

Home Forums The ACC and the Atlantic 10 To Play A “Challenge” In Brooklyn…But It’s Only a Doubleheader

This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  wufpup76 4 years, 6 months ago.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #84882

    Alpha Wolf
    Keymaster

    The ACC and Atlantic 10 conferences are planning to start the “ACC – Atlantic 10 Challenge” this December: The ACC announced the doubleheader in a rel
    [See the full post at: The ACC and the Atlantic 10 To Play A “Challenge” In Brooklyn…But It’s Only a Doubleheader]

    #84887

    marinewolf
    Participant

    Don’t be surprised if its unc and duke– Duke would be wise
    swoff will always have a plum for his tar holes
    love for it to be pack we really need some exposure ya know if
    espn has anything to do with it — well we would be s.o.l
    instead of trying build syracuse and duke into a rivalry lets get
    Duke and Pack playing home and home each year

    #84888

    marinewolf
    Participant

    If we would be lucky enough to be one team-bet we will be opening act
    one of blues the headliner

    #84905

    PapaJohn
    Participant

    Great news, I love these competitions between conferences. I wish it was the whole conf like the Big 10 one. But I get trying to get the entire conference (or at least 10) aligned schedule wise has got to be nearly impossible.

    #84912

    ruffles31
    Keymaster

    I fully expect the ACC teams to be Duke and Syracuse, especially being the first year. If they want to make it a big thing, the first year you bring in the two biggest draws in NYC…that is easily Duke and Syracuse.

    #84956

    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Just in case anyone still wondering, it’s BC/Fordham and Wake/GW. Those are the games.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.