We are just past halfway through the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... and the Big Ten has already lost! That didn't take long at all.

Yes, the Big Ten went 1-4 last night — only Indiana won, and Duke hammered supposed "sleeper" Wisconsin — which, when combined with Iowa's loss to Wake Forest on Monday, means the "Challenge" is already done. OK, so they have five more games tonight, all of which the Big Ten has to win to not lose the event for the ninth consecutive year. And looking at the games, we'd say the Big Ten will be favored in one of them. (Our Illini have a chance against Maryland; it's you versus us, Van Pelt!)

We have nothing more to add here, except to complain again about the Big Ten Network. We're a lousy conference; don't make us pay to watch us suck!