BTN announces 2015-2016 men’s basketball TV schedule

  • 09/15/2015 11:39 am in

The Big Ten Network announced its television schedule for the 2015-2016 men’s basketball season on Tuesday afternoon and Indiana will again be prominently featured on the network.

The Hoosiers will have at least five conference games on BTN in addition to several non-conference games. The full schedule and release from IU are available after the jump. In addition, our schedule page has been updated to reflect today’s announcement.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Big Ten Network will air 11 IU men’s basketball games this season and three others will be streamed via BTN Plus as the league announced its 2015-16 schedule this morning.

The Hoosiers exhibition with Bellarmine on November 9 and the season opener on November 13 will be streamed live on BTN Plus. The first round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational against Austin Peay in Bloomington on November 16 and the Gavitt Games showdown with Creighton on November 19 will air on BTN.

The Hoosiers home games with Alcorn State (November 30), Morehead State (December 5), McNeese State (December 12) and Kennesaw State (December 22) also will be shown on BTN. The December 9 game with IPFW will be seen on BTN Plus.

In Big Ten play, BTN is scheduled to show the Hoosiers at Nebraska (January 2), at Minnesota (January 16), the Gophers in Bloomington (January 30), at Penn State (February 6) and Nebraska at home (February 17). The final game of the season against Maryland (March 5 or 6) will not be selected for television until February.

BTN rounds out the year by televising five tournament games, including an opening-round game on Wednesday, March 9; two second-round games on Thursday, March 10; and a pair of quarterfinal games on Friday, March 11.

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  • StraightOuttaBtown

    Big Ten plus is a huge waste of money. Why do I have to pay for Big Ten Network, then also pay for a service that airs only 3 games? We went from bar to bar last year trying to find a game on BTN+ and no one could get it. Ridiculous.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Buy a couple of cases, invite your nerdy friend over and have him find the stream on the internet for you lol

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Just curious if anyone knows how the TV networks pick the games. Are they basically auctioned off and the highest bidder gets the game? I’m guessing contracts come into play also….

  • IMSKRONG

    Yea it is stupid you have to pay for BTN plus. I was able to watch a ton of football over the weekend because of WatchESPN.

  • Jeremy Jackson

    The Big makes enough money and it is really stupid and makes me angry when I have to jump though hoops to watch IU basketball – I kinda miss the old days when I only had 4 tv stations in Fort Wayne and all the games were broadcast – along with the senior day events after the last home game.

    I have one Big Ten HD channel and like 3 SD channels that I never watch – put these games on those…

  • TomJameson

    What gets me is that I can watch ALL the UK games (I don’t) AND all their special events in their entirety. I live in Indiana, I should be able to watch more IU than UK games!

  • IMSKRONG

    Well you’re comparing Indiana and Kentucky. Which is bigger?

  • VanPastorMan

    I’m 48 and yes somewhat of an old fogey. But I miss Channel 4.

  • Cannot stand the hoops the B1G makes you jump through to watch IU games online – especially having to have B1G Plus for some games.

  • Ole Man

    Move to Kentucky.

  • Kyl470

    Indiana has about two million more residents than Kentucky so Indiana.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    But I thought you enjoyed the BIG Hoops much better then the SEC.

    Sorry for the awful punn but couldn’t help it.

  • IMSKRONG

    Meaning brand. It’s Kentucky.

  • straight no chaser

    for hoosiers and in indiana iu is the bigger brand. otherwise, consult with ole man his advice is sound.

  • straight no chaser

    i remember the bob knight show, also known as the “chuck marlowe gets randomly abused show”!

  • straight no chaser

    i see your turn has come for the imskrong treatment. you will in the end see beautiful beatrice.

  • IMSKRONG

    Depends where you live. Plus with the SEC and ESPN connected and UK being UK… you’re pretty much going to be able to watch everything of UK’s with ease. Indiana is with BTN which is FoxSports.. little bit different. Maybe the B1G should have joined the ACC and SEC?

  • IMSKRONG

    That wouldn’t change being an Indiana fan. Just one in Kentucky. Wouldn’t be a smart move.

  • TomJameson

    I just mainly ignore him. I guess most everybody does. Just because he’s annoying as hell and “sounds” like a troll, doesn’t mean he’s not entitled to his own twisted opinions. LOL

  • VanPastorMan

    Chuck handled it like a pro though. The thing is I believe Bob really liked Chuck. When IU loses Knight is probably mean to everybody even if it’s on tv.

  • VanPastorMan

    I don’t get it either. Why have all these extra B1G channels if you can’t utilize them?