Sunday’s game against Iowa moved to 6 p.m.

  • 01/20/2010 2:40 pm in

As first reported by Dustin Dopirak of The Herald-Times, IU is moving Sunday’s game against Iowa to a 6 p.m. tipoff. Here’s the official release from IU Media Relations:

The Iowa at Indiana men’s basketball game this Sunday has been moved from a 5 p.m. (Eastern) tipoff to a 6 p.m. Tipoff. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

The change was pursuant to discussions between IU Athletic Director Fred Glass and the Big Ten Conference to avoid as much conflict as possible with Sunday’s AFC Championship game featuring the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Jets on Sunday. That game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

“My primary goal in all this is to get as many people in Assembly Hall as possible,” said Glass. “What this does for us, is the people in and around Assembly Hall, primarily students and faculty and staff, can watch pretty much the entire Colts game, and still get to our game. So hopefully that’s significant. We appreciate the cooperation of the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Network and the University of Iowa.”

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  • Yea!!!

  • IUonetwo

    Completely off topic, but today IU released (mostly complete) football schedules through the 2012 season. Does this mean we won't see an expanded Big Ten until at least the 2013 season, if ever?

  • superhoops

    Thanks Mr. Glass. Count me out as coming to the Hall on Sunday. Not only was it ridiculous to have a 5 pm tip in the first place on a Sunday, the 6 pm tip would mean me getting home from the game after midnight. Who cares when the Colts play? When an IU game is on, a true IU fan will watch IU. Anybody need tickets for Sunday's game?

  • the6thmanning

    An excellent move by Fred Glass, but one must remember that it was made out of necessity. The student section would have been nearly empty had the game time not been moved. Peyton Manning and the Colts have risen to the level of IU Basketball in the state.

  • BC

    Why wouldn't the Big Ten Network be more flexible in changing the game time? 6pm does nothing to help the crowd. People are not going to leave watching the Colts game in the 4th Quarter… Stupid move.

  • Really

    “When an IU game is on, a true IU fan will watch IU. Anybody need tickets for Sunday's game?”

    Since you aren't going to the game because you are unwilling to get home after midnight, does that mean that you are not a true IU fan.