Former Clemson football coach Frank Howard is credited with popularizing the phrase “a tie is like kissing your sister.”
I’m not sure there was much sibling affection between the ACC and the Big Ten last week but the latest Challenge did end in a 6-6 tie.
How many more times will we see the two-day event? Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski suggested that it might be time for the two conferences to part ways, given that one of them seems rather intent on poaching from the other.
Which may explain why we don’t have an ACC-Big East Challenge.
Normally, this sort of thing would be the province of commissioners and lawyers and people like that. But Krzyzewski is a little like the old E.F. Hutton ads; when he talks, people listen.
But that’s down the road. What about right now? If last week’s challenge and the subsequent weekend games didn’t decide conference supremacy, did it tell us anything about the relative strength of assorted ACC teams?
Well, it is early. But there are some interesting tre...