Indiana to host Duke in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

  • 06/08/2017 11:01 am in

Indiana’s non-conference schedule just got even more daunting.

The Hoosiers will host Duke in the 2017 Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Indiana played at Duke in the 2015 Big Ten-ACC Challenge and lost, 94-74.

Duke went 28-9 last season and is a top 10 team in nearly every preseason top 25 for next season. The Blue Devils return Grayson Allen and Marques Bolden and welcome a recruiting class that includes Wendell Carter, Trevon Duval and Gary Trent Jr.

Indiana will also play at Seton Hall in the Gavitt Tipoff Games and at Louisville in early December. The Hoosiers will also take on Notre Dame in mid-December in the annual Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In addition to this season’s challenging non-conference slate, Big Ten teams are also expected to play two conference games in early December during the weekend of the Big Ten Football Championship game.

Other notable Big Ten-ACC Challenge matchups include Louisville at Purdue, Michigan at North Carolina, Wisconsin at Virginia, Miami at Minnesota, Notre Dame at Michigan State and Northwestern at Georgia Tech.

(Photo credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America)

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  • Tailgate

    I don’t really post here, but I’ve seen you attack people more times than I can count. And I’m sorry, but it’s kind of sad that you’d threaten to go run and tell on Chappy Dan for giving it back to you as you’ve treated SO many on this site. You can dish it, but cry like a child when it comes back at you. I don’t care if I get muted on here, you’re a joke.

  • Ole Man

    You’ll be happy that I didn’t run and tell on him. I simply blocked him.
    There. Now are you satisfied? Sure hope so.
    As for attacking more people than you can count, it’s not my fault that you never learned to count past ten.
    The only joke is you sticking your nose into somebody else’s business. I’ve never seen you post before. Who are you?

  • Ole Man

    Thanks, Cal. That gave me a needed out loud chuckle this morning!

  • TomJameson

    That’s a shame, I hate a really slow game. Might as well watch golf (which I enjoy btw).

  • TomJameson

    I remember a commentator saying that Wisconsin was playing a little faster … at least they took a shot if one was available. But I didn’t realize Gard was bringing back the grind. 🙂

  • calbert40

    Happy to help!!

  • TomJameson

    Okay, I’ve read this mini-thread and hope this comes in at the right spot. Arch, not pointing anything at you, just a (I hope) a good spot to jump in. A lot of good points were made, so I’ll start with Arch’s.

    I totally agree that a “statement” game in the way that Arch is describing it, isn’t going to happen. Not by itself, and not at the moment. It can be a memorable game. It can help jump start recruiting. It can help get positive talk going about IU. But it won’t be a statement game, until the perspective of time gets into the fray. In other words, it’ll take time to appreciate it for a statement.

    That is because of all the things Arch described … having a fantastic win, then a very bad loss. Getting two great wins in the preseason then have a horrible season. That kind of takes the wind out of that “statement game”.

    Consistency may as well be my middle name, as much as I preach about it. But if Archie has his team playing pretty consistently, consistently improving, consistently better defense, and just consistent in everything he wants to accomplish with his team … then this early win would become a statement game.

    Until then, it would be a memorable win for sure. But sometimes a true watershed moment needs the time to look back upon it to realize what it truly was.

    The views of this poster are his alone, and are in no way affiliated with, nor endorsed by, this network channel. 🙂

  • Arch Puddington

    Good additions to the thread. And I agree, we might someday look back on this game as an early indicator of something. I offered up the scenarios in which a) we win this game, but struggle the rest of the year, and b) we lose, but then make great progress throughout the year, but what if c) we win the game, or even make an unexpectedly strong showing, and then get EVEN BETTER the rest of the way?

    I would still argue that it would not by itself be a “statement”. A statement is definitive; it needs no subsequent confirmation, because it itself the confirmation. For example, the Warriors’ victories in games 1 and 2, as impressive as they were, were not statement games. They did just as well last year, then lost game 3 and ultimately the series. Game 3 this year, though, was a statement. After gutting out a tough come-from-behind win on the road, there can’t be any more doubt as to who the better team is.

    Still, if we play a great game against Duke, and if things progress from there, we can certainly look back later in the season and say it was an early indication of things to come. By my definition the statement game would come later — a big win late in the season, one that would solidify whatever we had seen before. Of course, that’s just my definition. Others may define it differently.

  • IdahoHoosier

    You just can’t help yourself but to make personal remarks; “not my fault you never learned to count past ten”. No basketball stuff there. It really isn’t a big deal, just don’t pretend like you only talk basketball stuff, or that you have some moral high ground to stand on. You “stick your nose” in other’s business every time you police the forum to call out anything you feel is inappropriate. I still appreciate you and your style. Just realize others can speak too!

  • marcusgresham

    There would be more scoring in a Priests vs. Eunuchs match-up.

  • marcusgresham

    I just hope if that punk Grayson Allen tries to trip someone it’s super-thick Freddie McSwain. Kid needs to be pimp-slapped.

  • Arch Puddington

    Hey-oh!

  • Ole Man

    So, I guess your point is “keep your mouth shut when other people attack you.” They’re allowed to make personal remarks about you, but you’re not to respond.
    Got it.
    Thanks for that information. Now that I know the rules of conduct only apply to me, I’ll be sure to accommodate everyone.
    BTW, you should know that Tailgate has posted all of 39 comments on ITH. How he would know any of my history is questionable. If you really want to know the type of person he is simply click on his name and see his posts to people on other sites. He’s rather nasty at times.
    Since you’re giving me advice, I’ll give you some, be careful who you choose as “bedfellows” as their reputation rubs off on you.
    Now I’ve had enough being a pin cushion for you and some others.
    The rhetoric is very one-sided and none of you can see that.
    It’s also very tiresome.
    Nothing more to say.
    Goodday.

  • bball at nick’s

    He can ask UNC what it might be like tripping a Hoosier in AH. LOL.

  • bball at nick’s

    LOL. Yes, too well.

  • Geoff_85

    I thought the exact same thing.

  • HoosierOne

    Excellent! You want to be the best you have to beat the best! Bring on the big time teams.

  • IdahoHoosier

    You will take my comments as you choose. My point was just friendly advice not to be a hypocrite. Others notice. Have a good one.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Beat down…

  • dwdkc

    Well, if you put it that way, I’ll take (c), thank you very much.

  • dwdkc

    I agree the OP is pushing the “can’t lose” theory. I think they can lose if they come out and get embarrassed, but I find that very unlikely. Way more to gain than lose here. High profile game with the Hall rocking. A win is great for confidence and image. A well fought loss doesn’t hurt at all and can even provide some confidence. And the team is getting important experience of the type Izzo teams get every year early in the season, which seems to work out well for them.

  • Thanks for getting my point, unlike some others. Purple font on that second bit for those in the know.

  • Apoc

    I would have to agree with you. I remember a certain thread where I commented on Bryant’s flailing around and slapping the floor…nothing malicious keep in mind and not even in response to anything that’s ole man posted..that ended in me having to block ole man due to him not being able to contain personal insults and keep on the subject of basketball. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one that feels this way.

  • IdahoHoosier

    See I knew I wasn’t crazy! I’ll lay off Ole Man and I really appreciate his insight into basketball matters. It just isn’t fun being on the receiving end of the insults and policing that happens here sometimes. Some can dish it but can’t take it. Ole man certainly isn’t the only culprit, but the hypocrisy and indignation stand out.

  • Tailgate

    Oh, I’ve been here all along, Old Man. You’ve gotten me banned before. I am VERY aware of how you operate, sir. And YOU know how you conduct yourself as well.

  • Tailgate

    And for the record, unlike you, I never claimed to be perfect. But what you’ll NEVER see me do is go initiate a conflict, and almost simultaneously go and TELL on someone to get them booted. That’s bottom of the barrel IMO. You’re a self proclaimed old man, but I don’t know of 2nd graders to be that childish.

  • Ole Man

    No, your behavior got you banned.

  • Tailgate

    Lol right. Keep up the good fight, old man.

  • Ole Man

    Stop blaming others for your own conduct.

  • Tailgate

    I take responsibility for my part in a conflict. Stop projecting.. it’s YOU who initiate conflicts and set people up to get banned because you can dish it, but can’t take it. I’m done with you.