May 20, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida State men’s basketball team will
play at Northwestern on December 1 at 9:30 on ESPN2 in the inaugural
ACC/Big 10 Challenge, sponsored by ESPN.
The challenge, which is a multi-year agreement between the two
conferences, pits all nine schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference
against nine schools from the Big 10 on the Tuesday and Wednesday following
Thanksgiving. This season’s event will take place at seven campus sites
and two neutral courts.
The Seminoles return four starters from last year’s 13-17 team
including, All-ACC forward Ron Hale, who averaged 16.0 points per game.
The rest of the Florida State basketball schedule will be released later in
The complete ACC/Big 10 Challenge schedule is listed below:
Tuesday, November 30
Wisconsin at Wake Forest, 7:00 p.m. — ESPN
Iowa at Maryland, 7:30 p.m. — ESPN2
Duke vs. Illinois (United Center in Chicago), 9:00 p.m. — ESPN
Virginia at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. — ESPN2
Wednesday, December 1
Michigan vs. Georgia Tech (Phillips Arena in Atlanta), 7:00 p.m. — ESPN
North Carolina State at Purdue, 7:30 p.m. — ESPN2
Michigan State at North Carolina, 9:00 p.m. — ESPN
Florida State at Northwestern, 9:30 p.m. — ESPN2
Clemson at Penn State, TBA — ESPN Regional