Formation of Big Ten/Big 12 Women's Basketball Challenge Announced
Nov. 11, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Big Ten and Big 12 Conference jointly announced today the formation of the annual Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge for women's basketball. The agreement, which will span at least two years beginning in the 2010-11 season, will feature home-and-home series for the first two seasons. Michigan State will host the University of Texas next season and will travel to Austin for the 2011-12 season.
Each of the Big 12's teams will play in each Challenge, while one Big Ten team, Wisconsin, will play two Challenge games each year. The 2010 Challenge will be played Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, with the exception of the Kansas at Wisconsin game, which will be played on Nov. 21. The Big Ten will have seven home games during the 2010 Challenge, which will be referred to as the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge. In 2011, the Big 12 will have seven home games, and the series will be referred to as the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge.
This Challenge represents the second inter-conference series for the Big Ten, who also participates in an annual challenge with the ACC.
2010 BIG TEN/BIG 12 CHALLENGE
2011 BIG 12/BIG TEN CHALLENGE
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