COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference announced on Monday that the inaugural ACC/Big Ten Challenge is slated for November 10-11 at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center on the campus of Purdue University.
Ohio State director of swimming & diving Bill Dorenkott will serve as the Big Ten men’s team assistant coach alongside the head coach, Ray Looze of Indiana. The short-course yards dual meet will follow a similar format to the 2016 College Challenge, in which a running score will be kept combining the points earned by both the women and men. Meet scoring will mirror NCAA dual meet parameters.
At least two male and two female swimmers from each institution will be designated to compete, but no more than five males and five females from each school will participate. Additionally, for divers, there will be no more than two males and two females from each school. Numbers may vary based on men’s and women’s swimming program membership, as well as selection to the All-Star team based on personal event times and diving results.
Each athlete may be entered in up to six events during the meet, including individual events and relays.