At least we aren't the only ones that look like jackasses now. Sure, we normally look like jackasses, but everyone was fooled yesterday when several outlets, this place included, reported that Purdue would be headed to Virginia for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Well, now it looks like we're headed to Louisville instead per a release from Chris Forman, Purdue's SID:
The contest will played on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. It marks the second straight year that Purdue will play the Challenge away from Mackey Arena after having two straight home games during the 2013 and 2014 events.
I am surprised by this, as our information was solid yesterday. This is still a really strong game, however, with Louisville being a consensus top 10 team for next season. Here is some more information:
Purdue leads the series with Louisville by an 11-5 margin, but this will mark the first meeting since a 67-59 Purdue win on Dec. 15, 2007, in Indianapolis. It will be the first appearance on Louisville's home court since an 87-69 Purdue victory on Dec. 6, 1997. The Boilermakers are 4-3 against the Cardinals in Louisville and own a 4-4 mark against ranked Louisville squads.
So, we're off to Louisville, I guess! The Cardinals would have been in the 2016 NCAA tournament if not for their hooker recruiting scandal.
Here is your updated known schedule:
November 11: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
November 14: Villanova (Gavitt Tipoff Games)
November 22: Cancun Challenge vs. Auburn, Utah State, or Texas Tech
November 23: Cancun Challenge vs. Auburn, Utah State, or Texas Tech
November 30: at Louisville (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
December 6: vs. Arizona State at Madison Square Garden (Jimmy V. Classic)
December 17: vs. Notre Dame at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Crossroads Classic)
December 19: Western Illinois
December 21: Norfolk State
And finally, with the full ACC/B1G Challenge: