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IU men’s basketball releases television designations and tip times for 2021-22 season

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.




November 9         Tuesday                 Eastern Michigan                                              Bloomington, Indiana           6:30 p.m.            BTN

November 12       Friday                     Northern Illinois                                                Bloomington, Indiana           TBA                     BTN+

Gavitt Games      

November 17       Wednesday           St .John’s                                                           Bloomington, Indiana           9 p.m.                 FSI

Hoosier Classic

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

Crossroads Classic

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