The Big Ten's Senior Associate Commissioner Mark Rudner recently Tweeted that the matchups for this year's Big Ten ACC Challenge will be announced in the next few days:
"Look for Big Ten ACC MBB Challenge announcement ~May 10, give or take. Could be as many as 7 new matchups."
Boston College has the only perfect mark in the annual basketball series with a record of 5-0. Well, Nebraska too now, technically ... if only for a few months. In addition, BC's five game winning streak in the Challenge is second best to Maryland's six-game winning streak.
If the pattern holds, this year's matchup will be a road game for BC. The Eagles have previously faced Indiana (88-76 win), Michigan (62-58), Iowa (57-55), Michigan ... again (77-64) and Michigan State (65-58).
So who do you want the Eagles to face in this year's Challenge? Do you want BC to face a marquee opponent on the road (Ohio State, Wisconsin, Purdue) or a team from the bottom half of the B1G Ten (Penn State, Iowa)? Maybe newcomer Nebraska?
Whichever team the Eagles face, let's hope it's not a Northwestern team that drilled BC in the second round of this year's NIT.