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Penn State Will Host Boston College In The 2012 Big Ten-ACC Challenge


Earlier today, the schedule for the 2012 edition of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge was announced, and the powers that be decided to pair together Penn State and Boston College for a second straight year. This time, however, the Eagles will make a return trip to Happy Valley, where PSU will attempt to repeat last year's victory up in Boston. The game will be played on Wednesday November 28th, which is the second and final night of a challenge that will feature marquee matchups such as Ohio State at Duke, UNC at Indiana, and NC State at Michigan, to name a few. All 12 games of the challenge will be broadcast in some way, shape, or form through the Dear Worldwide Leader (ESPN) series of networks.

During the DC leg of the Coaches Caravan tour, Pat Chambers mentioned how the folks in charge of scheduling at PSU were working to set up a home-and-home series with DC-area programs such as Georgetown, George Mason, and Maryland. Consider me disappointed then, when my dreams of a Penn State-Maryland showdown in this year's challenge were dashed. I suppose there's always 2013...

This announcement adds yet another confirmed non-conference game to the 2012-13 basketball schedule, which along with the already announced participation in the Puerto Rico Tipoff Tournament the week before Thanksgiving, home dates with Bucknell, Duquesne, and Penn, as well as a road date with LaSalle at the Palestra, is shaping up to be a semi-appealing OOC slate thus far.