Big Ten, Big East to announce challenge

The Big Ten and Big East sent out a joint press release on Sunday saying there will be a 12:30 p.m. press conference Monday at Madison Square Garden regarding a men’s basketball announcement. Several publications including Sports Illustrated confirmed what has been rumored for months, which is that the Big Ten and the Big East will hold a tip-off challenge event similar to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. It will begin in 2015-16, be known as the Dave Gavitt Tip-Off and will be an eight-game event played over four days, according to SI.