So, who’s gonna guard Jeff Teague?

Well, it’s official. Indiana will travel to Wake Forest on Dec. 3 to play the Demon Deacons in the annual Big Ten/ACC Slaughter…I mean challenge.

The rest of the schedule’s below, if you want to know.

I’d like to personally thank Mr. ESPN Schedule Maker Guy for giving IU the 7:15 game. Better deadline.

Park Ridge, Ill. – ESPN announced today the start times and television designations for the 2008 ACC/Big Ten Challenge games. For the fourth consecutive year, the event will feature 11 games and will include two telecasts on ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network. ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise the remaining nine games. The 2008 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule, including times and outlets, is listed below.
10th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Date Time (ET) Network Game
Mon., Dec. 1 7 p.m. ESPN2 Wisconsin at Virginia Tech
Tue., Dec. 2 7 p.m. ESPN Ohio State at Miami
7 p.m. ESPNU Iowa at Boston College
7:30 p.m. ESPN2 Clemson at Illinois
9 p.m. ESPN Duke at Purdue
9:30 p.m. ESPN2 Virginia at Minnesota
Wed., Dec. 3 7:15 p.m. ESPN Indiana at Wake Forest
7:30 p.m. ESPN2 Penn State at Georgia Tech
7:30 p.m. ESPNU Michigan at Maryland
9:15 p.m. ESPN North Carolina vs. Michigan State (from Ford Field)
9:30 p.m. ESPN2 Florida State at Northwestern


  1. I think the better question is: Who is going to contain Tom Pritchard and Matt Roth?

  2. we’ll just let his younger brother play. The real question is who is even going to try to handle kyle taber in the post

  3. Assignments like Teague are exactly why we’re conditioning with Tae Kwon Do. It takes a ninja to slow him down. Duke at Mackey could be interesting. What was Mich. St. thinking moving the Carolina game to Ford Field? They lose all the energy of the Breslin Center and maximize the number of witnesses to their complete shellacking. They might stand a better chance against the Pistons than UNC.

    Can we expect Hugh to drop some tobacco road knowledge on where to eat and drink around Winston-Salem?

  4. Look out Wake, here comes Tijan Jobe!! He and Taber are the New Twin Towers!!! Shoot, I shouldn’t joke around, those guys will play their hearts out for IU this year, I’m certain of that, and they’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that they helped get the program pointed in the right direction.

    As for Tom Pritchard, did anyone else see him play on ESPN in one of those h.s. showcase games? One of his teammates and a guy on the other team were both blue-chip recruits, but Pritchard had 24 points and 12 boards and generally looked good. He passed the ball well also. So I think he’ll be a pretty good player, maybe not right away, but certainly as he develops.

    Does Wake have much this year??

  5. Not having watched Teague play, nor any of our players ‘cept for Taber(lol), I don’t really know. What is his highth and position?

  6. As a guy living in Maryland, deep in the heart of ACC country, I can say for almost certain, Wake will be sick… We are in trouble.

  7. They have a 7’0 C and 6’9 F coming in who are both like top 15 in the country. Al-Farouq Aminu
    is the forward. I saw him play in an under 19 USA exhibition game. He was probably the best player on the court.

  8. I remember the Hoosiers getting DRILLED by Wake Forest in this challenge last time they played and this year could sadly be even worse.

  9. Sean Teague-Marquis and Jeff’s dad told me that the Purdue “Teague” was no relation.

  10. Dumes will lock down Teague. Who’s going to guard Johnson, Al-Aminu, Woods, and Walker is the better question. Our lack of size will really show that game.

  11. Has the rest of the schedule come out yet, or a rough draft? Holy crap I hope we don’t play UConn up there this year, we couldn’t beat them at Assembly last year with D.J. in the middle, I hate to think what The Human Tree Hasheem Thabeet will do to us this coming season!!

  12. Thabeet is a poor man’s Roy Hibbert. I don’t think they’re on the schedule anyways. I’d be more worried about traveling to Wake this year.

  13. Steve O,

    Don’t worry, I’m plenty worried about Wake as well!! And Kentucky, and Maui, and any dangerous mid-majors we may play, and the Big Ten schedule, and–well, you get the idea.

  14. So what if we get beat a couple this year, everybody out there expects it?

    I bet these guys play their a$$e$ off, and I for one am big time ready to see it!! We certainly didn’t get to see any real effort except from dj this year.

    IU basketball is on its way back baby!!!!

    Be patient, and hold on tight, because I expect this to be a return to glory in about 2-3 years, and an exciting process to see.


  15. GoHoosiers,

    Your post is in total agreement with a number of regulars on this message board, myself included. I don’t know how many times last year I said something to the effect of ‘if everybody played as hard as DJ, we’d be unstoppable.’ And a lot of Hoosier fans share your excitment in seeing Crean get things going in the right direction.

    My post about being worried about the entire schedule was no criticism of Crean, the players he’s got or the way he’s handled things thus far. He’s building the base layer of the pyramid at this point, and doing it well.

    Go Hoosiers!!!!

  16. Eric and GoHoosiers, I totally agree with you both. While I am excited to see what will happen to this program over the next 2-4 years, I am also dreading the toughness to be dealt with during that time.

    I am certain we will struggle and it will be tough to watch – especially after all the promising years we have had in the past. But I am loyal and committed and will still watch every game I can.

    Go IU!

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