I don't think they call it the ACC/Big Ten Challenge because it is a challenge for the Big Ten to play competitive basketball against its ACC foes.
They should just call it the ACC/Big 10 Mismatch.
That's 10 straight "Challenge" victories for the Atlantic Coast Conference, capped by No. 1 North Carolina's 98-63 drubbing of No. 12 Michigan State. Ramses wiped the hardwood floor with Sparty in the 35-point win for the nation's top team.
Forward Tyler Hansbrough notched a double-double, dropping 25 points and grabbing 11 rebounds as he continues to move toward being 100 percent healthy. Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington (17 apiece) and Deon Thompson and Ed Davis (10 apiece) joined Psycho T in double-digit scoring.
And for the first time this season, fans Ford Field was treated to an offense that isn't allergic to scoring.
Hey, the Heels are playing in Chicago this December. Maybe Ron Turner can note that outscoring your opponent is not a bad thing.
Still waiting on my media credentials ... just saying.
So a friend of mine dropped me a Facebook message after the game and asked me if I regret not going to UNC and taking my crack at sports journalism with the opportunity to cover Roy Williams (who still doesn't give a sh-t about North Carolina).
Sure, partying on Franklin St. with the Carolina coeds would have been great, it wouldn't have been cost efficient.
Besides, I'm having too much fun covering SIU coaches such as the quotable swimming and diving head coach Rick Walker, football head coach Dale Lennon and hoops head coach Chris Lowery.