We are ... Boston College's 2011 Big Ten-ACC Challenge opponent! (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The school, along with ESPN, announced today that BC will host Penn State in this year's 2011 Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The two schools will play on the second day of the challenge, November 30.
Interesting to note that BC will host a Big Ten-ACC Challenge game for the second straight season. This year, the Eagles will be the only ACC team to benefit from back-to-back home games in the Challenge. With Nebraska making the B1G Ten an even dozen, some adjustments to the alternating home-road schedule had to be made to accommodate the Huskers.
From the Big Ten, Minnesota benefits from playing in back-to-back home games this year, while Michigan and Indiana (BC's 2010 opponent) are forced to hit the road in consecutive Challenge games.
While Penn State isn't exactly a hoops program with a lot of cache, the Nittany Lions should be a good test for an extremely young Eagles' team. Last season, Penn State went just 16-13 (9-9 Big Ten) during the regular season, but managed to play its way into the NCAA Tournament with a deep run in the Big Ten Tournament. The Nittany Lions lost to Temple in the first round, 66-64.
For more on Penn State, check out Black Shoe Diaries.
Complete 2011 Big Ten-ACC Challenge pairings and schedule after the jump.
Tuesday, November 29
Miami at Purdue
Northwestern at Georgia Tech
Illinois at Maryland
Michigan at Virginia
Clemson at Iowa
Duke at Ohio State
Wednesday, November 30
Indiana at N.C. State
Penn State at Boston College
Wake Forest at Nebraska
Florida State at Michigan State
Virginia Tech at Minnesota
Wisconsin at North Carolina