Indiana to host Hope College for exhibition, 2016-2017 schedule finalized

  • 09/07/2016 4:33 pm in

Indiana will host Hope College in an exhibition game on Nov. 1, the Division III program announced Tuesday.

The Flying Dutchmen will travel to Bloomington for what will be Indiana’s first contest in the renovated Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

According to Hope College, the exhibition will tip at 7 p.m. ET and will air online at BTN.com. That likely means the game will be available as part of BTN’s “Plus” package, which is a subscription based service.

Hope College finished last season 24-4.

“Considering Coach Crean’s ties to Michigan and the Michigan intercollegiate Athletic Association, he knows full well how awesome it will be for our players, coaching staff and fans to experience one of the most unique and historical venues in all of college basketball,” Hope College coach Greg Mitchell said in a release. “I appreciate the chance he has extended to us and we are thrilled to compete on that stage against an incredible opponent in the Hoosiers.”

The announcement means that dates for all 31 of Indiana’s 2016-2017 regular season schedule, plus exhibitions against Hope and Bellarmine, are now been confirmed.

The complete 2016-2017 slate is available on our schedule page.



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  • Bill Graham

    Hope is a good D3 school but we should beat them by 40+…they are favored to win their conference but they also graduated their best player who isn’t even as good as Grant Gelon.

  • dwdkc

    Well at least Jager will get another shot at them…. a normal opponent for Wabash, not so much for IU

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Billy! Easy.

  • Bill Graham

    Alma or Calvin would have been the better exhi game (they are both in hope’s conf). Calvin has two good 6-7 wings from Indiana and a 6-9 post. One of their wings is really good and would challenge O.G. a bit.

  • SilentBob

    Honestly, I read the name of the school and just started laughing. HOPE College in an exhibition game against one of the best college teams in the country? It really seems too cruel to be true hahaha

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Agreed!

  • TomJameson

    I “hope” everybody knows that this game is for the Hope program, just as all the exhibition games from all the D1 programs, are mostly for the smaller colleges benefits. What IU gets out of it is a practice against somebody other than themselves in a real BB environment with crowds and officiating. In addition, Hope supposedly has quick guards that will do a lot of pressing. All in all, I wouldn’t mind being at the game to watch IU and get to see the team in action. Of course it won’t be competitive, but it will be fun to watch. 🙂

    I have in the past paid for a month or two subscription to btn.com just to watch a game or two. Only one year was it better than a major disappointment in transmission quality. I’m “hoping” that the Student-U organization at IU will have something for the Big Ten Network to play a day or two after the game. I will never subscribe to them again. I pay for the BTN on my DirecTV subscription, I just do not believe I should have to subscribe to both services to watch a couple of games. It is all just a scam on their part to get an extra fee from somebody. I’ve had enough.

  • SCHoosier

    What’s wrong with playing the “House Of Potential Excellence”?:) Now charging admission for such a contest is another matter!

  • Bring on Athletes in Action. Or the Russians!

  • TomJameson

    I wish we could play Athletes in Action again … Those were fun games. But truth is, I don’t mind watching the exhibition games like we have them now. I just look at it as a non-competitive, but fun game.

  • key word: fun