2018 B1G/ACC SB Challenge Announced
Nov. 10, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences have announced the matchups for the 2018 Big Ten/ACC Softball Challenge. The third annual event has expanded this year to feature 10 schools from each conference, playing four games each at five campus sites over a three-day period from Feb. 16-18, 2018.

Purdue and Penn State will represent the Big Ten and take on ACC members Duke and Virginia Tech in Durham, North Carolina. The Boilermakers have posted a 3-5 record while the Big Ten has combined for a 33-31 record in the first two years of the Challenge.

Game times, as well as television and online coverage, will be announced at a later date. The complete schedule of Big Ten/ACC Softball Challenge matchups can be found below.

2018 Big Ten/ACC Softball Challenge
(schools listed as away vs. home for each matchup)


At Tallahassee, Fla. (host – Florida State)
Friday, Feb. 16
Game 1 – Michigan vs. Notre Dame
Game 2 – Minnesota vs. Florida State
Saturday, Feb. 17
Game 3 – Notre Dame vs. Minnesota
Game 4 – Notre Dame vs. Michigan
Game 5 – Florida State vs. Minnesota
Game 6 – Michigan vs. Florida State
Sunday, Feb. 18
Game 7 – Minnesota vs. Notre Dame
Game 8 – Florida State vs. Michigan

At Chapel Hill, N.C. (host – North Carolina)
Friday, Feb. 16
Game 1 – Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh
Game 2 – Illinois vs. North Carolina
Saturday, Feb. 17
Game 3 – Pittsburgh vs. Illinois
Game 4 – Pittsburgh vs. Wisconsin
Game 5 – North Carolina vs. Illinois
Game 6 – Wisconsin vs. North Carolina
Sunday, Feb. 18
Game 7 – Illinois vs. Pittsburgh
Game 8 – North Carolina vs. Wisconsin

At Raleigh, N.C. (host – North Carolina State)
Friday, Feb. 16
Game 1 – Northwestern vs. Louisville
Game 2 – Ohio State vs. N.C. State
Saturday, Feb. 17
Game 3 – Louisville vs. Ohio State
Game 4 – Louisville vs. Northwestern
Game 5 – N.C. State vs. Ohio State
Game 6 – Northwestern vs. N.C. State
Sunday, Feb. 18
Game 7 – Ohio State vs. Louisville
Game 8 – N.C. State vs. Northwestern

At Atlanta, Ga. (host – Georgia Tech)
Friday, Feb. 16
Game 1 – Indiana vs. Boston College
Game 2 – Nebraska vs. Georgia Tech
Saturday, Feb. 17
Game 3 – Boston College vs. Nebraska
Game 4 – Boston College vs. Indiana
Game 5 – Georgia Tech vs. Nebraska
Game 6 – Indiana vs. Georgia Tech
Sunday, Feb. 18
Game 7 – Nebraska vs. Boston College
Game 8 – Georgia Tech vs. Indiana

At Durham, N.C. (host – Duke)
Friday, Feb. 16
Game 1 – Purdue vs. Virginia Tech
Game 2 – Penn State vs. Duke
Saturday, Feb. 17
Game 3 – Virginia Tech vs. Penn State
Game 4 – Virginia Tech vs. Purdue
Game 5 – Duke vs. Penn State
Game 6 – Purdue vs. Duke
Sunday, Feb. 18
Game 7 – Penn State vs. Virginia Tech
Game 8 – Duke vs. Purdue

 

 

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