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The ACC/Big Ten Challenge and SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented by Sonic early-season men’s basketball events will be played across ESPN networks showcasing every game beginning on Monday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 30 and on a common bye date of Saturday, Jan. 28, respectively.
ESPN Events has revealed the brackets for its owned and operated early season college basketball tournaments. Featuring more than 40 teams, the tournaments begin in November and continue through Christmas weekend.
Basketball Hall of Famer Dick Vitale, one of the sport’s most influential and dynamic personality in the history of sports television, has agreed to a new contract extension with ESPN that will carry through the 2018-19 season. The agreement will add an additional year to his previous extension, announced a year ago today, and will take Vitale, who started with the company in its first year (1979-80), to his 40th on ESPN.
Men’s College Basketball: ACC/Big Ten Challenge Field includes 14 Teams from the 2016 NCAA Championship
Two teams from the 2016 Final Four – North Carolina and Syracuse – are among the participants in the 18th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge to be played Monday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 30. The event – in which each conference hosts seven games – matches all 14 Big Ten teams against all but one ACC member. Network assignments and tip times will be announced at a later date.