The ACC/B1G Softball Challenge is back for a 6th season, and some fun matchups will be in store for the 2023 edition.

On Tuesday, the two conferences announced the format and matchups. In addition to the regularly-scheduled challenge games, results from the TaxAct Clearwater Invitational will count toward the challenge results. Indiana, Michigan and Northwestern from the B1G will take part in the invitational with Duke, Florida State and Virginia Tech representing in the ACC.

Out of the ACC, Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolin and NC State will host games during the challenge. Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Virginia will also participate.

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Eight B1G programs will take part in the challenge outside of the TaxAct Clearwater Invitational. Ohio State, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin will all take part.

All games will be played from February 16-19. Here are the matchups:

Clearwater, Fla. (TaxAct Clearwater Invitational)

  • Big Ten – Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska
  • ACC – Duke, Florida State, Virginia Tech

Atlanta, Ga. (host – Georgia Tech)

  • Big Ten – Illinois, Wisconsin
  • ACC – Georgia Tech, Louisville

Chapel Hill, N.C. (host – North Carolina)

  • Big Ten – Maryland, Minnesota
  • ACC – North Carolina, Virginia

Clemson, S.C. (host – Clemson)

  • Big Ten – Northwestern, Ohio State
  • ACC – Clemson, Notre Dame

Raleigh, N.C. (host – NC State)

  • Big Ten – Iowa, Purdue
  • ACC – NC State, Syracuse