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Duke to Host 2020 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/09/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – For the third-straight year, the Duke softball program will host the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as the Blue Devils will welcome Indiana, Rutgers and Syracuse to Durham Feb. 14-16, 2020.

Duke will face Indiana for the second time in program history after hosting the Hoosiers last season. The Blue Devils’ contests against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will be the first in program history.

The ACC and Big Ten have each won twice during the first four years of the Challenge. The ACC won the Challenge in 2017 and 2018, with Florida State posting an undefeated record against Big Ten teams in the 2019 ESPN St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational.

The Big Ten and ACC offices collaborate to determine the schedule each season. In addition, the official title of the Challenge rotates each year. The 2020 event will be referred to as the Big Ten/ACC Softball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the conferences’ Challenge agreements for men's basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball.

Exact game dates and times, as well as television and online coverage, will be announced at a later date. The 2020 Big Ten/ACC Softball Challenge participants and site assignments can be found below.

For more information on Duke softball, follow the Blue Devils on TwitterFacebook and Instagram by searching for “DukeSoftball”. You can also find all-access coverage of all Duke athletic programs on SnapChat by searching for “dukeathletics”.

2020 Big Ten/ACC Softball Challenge
(All games to be played Feb. 14-16, 2020 except where noted)

Durham, N.C. (Duke)
ACC – Duke, Syracuse
Big Ten – Indiana, Rutgers

Clearwater, Fla. (ESPN St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational – Feb. 13-16, 2020)
(results between Big Ten and ACC schools will count towards Challenge standings)
ACC – Florida State, Virginia Tech
Big Ten – Minnesota, Northwestern

Chapel Hill, N.C. (North Carolina)
ACC – Louisville, North Carolina
Big Ten – Michigan, Wisconsin

Raleigh, N.C. (NC State)
ACC – Louisville, North Carolina
Big Ten – Illinois, Ohio State

Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech)
ACC – Boston College, Georgia Tech
Big Ten – Iowa, Nebraska

Clemson, S.C. (Clemson)
ACC – Clemson, Pitt
Big Ten – Maryland, Michigan State

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