In coordination with The Big Ten conference, the IU basketball program has released television designations and tip times for most of Mike Woodson’s first season as head coach. The season will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on November 9 when IU hosts Eastern Michigan.
The television slate features just one game on subscription-based BTN Plus although that could change. There are a handful of games for which the tip time is still to be determined including a Big Ten / ACC Challenge contest at Syracuse.
IU’s Nov. 27 home game against Marshall is one of the unknown start times. Presumably the league will attempt to avoid overlap with the Old Oaken Bucket football game against Purdue on the same day.
The full release from IU Athletics including the updated schedule follows.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Mike Woodson Era at Indiana University will begin officially at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 against Eastern Michigan and will air on the Big Ten Network. The Big Ten announced the majority of the TV designations and times for the upcoming season with IU scheduled to make 14 appearances on BTN, six on FS1 and ESPN/ESPN2 or ESPNU, three times on Fox and one appearance on CBS. Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall has had at least one home game shown by one of the four major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS or Fox) every year since 1976.
Start times and television designations for the 2021 Big Ten/ACC Challenge will be announced at a later date and will be carried on the ESPN family of networks.
The Friday, Nov. 12 game against Northern Illinois could air on BTN+ though a decision on programming for BTN that night is pending and the game could be shown on BTN. Three games are still awaiting official start times from BTN including Marshall on Nov. 27, Nebraska on Dec. 4 and UNC Asheville on Dec. 29.
The Gavitt Games home contest against St. John’s on Nov. 17 will be at 9 p.m. on FS1 and the Crossroads Classic matchup against Notre Dame in Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse tips-off at 2:30 p.m. IU will host Purdue Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. on FS1 with the return contest against the Boilermakers in West Lafayette scheduled for March 5 at Noon or 2 p.m. Other home game key matchups include Jan. 23 against Michigan on CBS at either Noon or 3:30 p.m. and Senior Night against Rutgers on March 2 at 7 p.m. on BTN
Six games, including the Big Ten matchup with Ohio State (7 p.m. on FS1) on January 6, are part of Mini-Series Ticket package, which is now on sale. The package is available for games in which our student season ticket holders are home for Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Main Level seats are available for $288, while Balcony tickets sell for $180.
The Mini-Series includes all three contests of the Hoosier Challenge with games against Louisiana (Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. on BTN), Jackson State (Nov. 23, 7 p.m. on BTN), and Marshall (Nov. 27) over Thanksgiving week. Indiana will host a pair of games surrounding the Christmas holiday with matchups against Northern Kentucky (Dec. 22, 7 p.m. on BTN) and UNC Asheville (Dec. 29 on BTN). Mini-series packages can be purchased at this link.
INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2021-22 SCHEDULE
November 9 Tuesday Eastern Michigan Bloomington, Indiana 6:30 p.m. BTN
November 12 Friday Northern Illinois Bloomington, Indiana TBA BTN+
November 17 Wednesday St .John’s Bloomington, Indiana 9 p.m. FSI
November 21 Sunday Louisiana Bloomington, Indiana 7:30 p.m. BTN
November 23 Tuesday Jackson State Bloomington, Indiana 7 p.m. BTN
November 27 Saturday Marshall Bloomington, Indiana TBA BTN
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
November 30 Tuesday at Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. TBA ESPN/2
December 4 Saturday Nebraska* Bloomington, Indiana TBA BTN
December 8 Wednesday at Wisconsin* Madison, Wisc. 7 p.m. BTN
December 12 Sunday Merrimack Bloomington, Indiana Noon BTN
December 18 Saturday Notre Dame Indianapolis, Indiana 2:30 p.m. Fox
December 22 Wednesday Northern Kentucky Bloomington, Indiana 7 p.m. BTN
December 29 Wednesday UNC Asheville Bloomington, Indiana TBA BTN
January 2 Sunday at Penn State* University Park, Pa. 4 p.m. BTN
January 6 Thursday Ohio State* Bloomington, Indiana 7 p.m. FS1
January 9 Sunday Minnesota* Bloomington, Indiana Noon FS1
January 13 Thursday at Iowa* Iowa City, Iowa 9 p.m. FS1
January 17 Monday at Nebraska* Lincoln, Nebraska 6 p.m. BTN
January 20 Thursday Purdue* Bloomington, Indiana 7 p.m. FS1
January 23 Sunday Michigan* Bloomington, Indiana Noon/3:30 CBS
January 26 Wednesday Penn State* Bloomington, Indiana 8:30 p.m. BTN
January 29 Saturday at Maryland* College Park, Maryland 2:30 p.m. Fox
February 5 Saturday Illinois* Bloomington, Indiana Noon ESPN/2
February 8 Tuesday at Northwestern* Evanston, Ill. 9 p.m. BTN
February 12 Saturday at Michigan State* East Lansing, Michigan 3:30 p.m. Fox
February 15 Tuesday Wisconsin* Bloomington, Indiana 9 p.m. ESPN/2
February 19 Saturday at Ohio State* Columbus, Ohio Noon ESPN
February 24 Thursday Maryland* Bloomington, Indiana 7 p.m. FS1
February 27 Sunday at Minnesota* Minneapolis, Minn. 6 p.m. ESPN2/U
March 2 Wednesday Rutgers* Bloomington, Indiana 7 p.m. BTN
March 5 Saturday at Purdue* W. Lafayette, Indiana Noon/2 p.m. ESPN/2
Big Ten Tournament
March 9-12 Wed-Sun Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana TBA BTN/CBS