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Tech to host Auburn in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

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The Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences have announced thematchups for the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

"The Big 12 was thrilled with the success of the Challenge lastseason," said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.  "We are equally excited about thisyear's games that will continue to add quality opponents to our strongnon-conference schedules as we look to defend our performance as the nation'sNo. 1 conference."

All games in the Challenge are scheduled over a four-day span,from December 3-6.  ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of all 10 gameson it networks.  Additional components of the event, including start timesand exact network information, will be announced at a later date. 

The Challenge includes eight teams ranked in the early "Fab 50" rankings overall, with five Big 12teams rated in the top 25 - No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Kansas, No. 6 Texas, No. 7Florida, No. 18 Iowa State, No. 19 Oklahoma, No. 25 K-State and No. 44LSU.  Two games will pit ranked teams against each other - Florida atKansas and Texas at Kentucky.

Last season, the Big 12 won the Challenge by capturing wins inseven of the 10 meetings.  The Big 12 has posted a 35-23  (.603)record in the last two challenge series it has played (vs. Pac-10, SEC) datingback to 2007.



Wednesday, December 3

Auburn at Texas Tech


Thursday, December 4

Arkansas at Iowa State

Baylor at Vanderbilt

LSU at West Virginia

TCU at Mississippi


Friday, December 5

Florida at Kansas

Missouri at Oklahoma

Texas at Kentucky


Saturday, December 6

Kansas State at Tennessee

Oklahoma State at South Carolina

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