GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference swimming and diving programs will square off against the Big Ten Conference in the inaugural ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the ACC and Big Ten announced on Monday.
The short-course yards dual meet is slated for Nov. 10-11 at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
Ticket and television broadcast information will be available in the near future.
In a similar format to the successful 2016 College Challenge (versus USA Swimming), a running score will be kept throughout the dual meet competition combining the points earned by both the women and men’s team. Team scoring will be used to determine a winner of the conference versus conference meet. Meet scoring will mirror NCAA dual meet parameters.
Swimming participants will be determined using a similar selection process to that of the College Challenge, where at least three males and three females from each institution will be designated to compete, but no more than five males and five females from each school will participate. Additionally, for diving students, there will be no more than three males and females from each school. Numbers may vary based on men’s and women’s swimming program membership, as well as selection to the respective conference’s team based on personal event times and diving results.
Each student-athlete may be entered in up to six events during the meet, including individual events and relays.
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