Indiana’s 2017-18 Big Ten opponents announced

  • 07/31/2017 1:10 pm in

The Big Ten announced conference opponents for the 2017-18 season earlier today and Indiana’s Big Ten schedule will be as follows:

Single Play in Bloomington: Maryland, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue
Single Play on the Road: Michigan, Nebraska, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home-and-Home: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State

Dates, times and television designations will be announced as we get closer to the season.

Here’s the full release from IU Athletics:

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana—The Big Ten Conference announced it’s 18 game league schedule for each of the 14 institutions for the 2017-18 season.  Each team will have four one-play opponents at home, four on the road and five matchups featuring home and away games.  Dates, times and television designations will be announced at a later date.

Because the 2018 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played a week earlier due to holding the event in Madison Square Garden in New York, each team will now play two conference games the first week of December.  The Big Ten Tournament will be played February 28 thru March 4.

Indiana will face Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State in Assembly Hall and away from home this season.  The Hoosiers will play road games at Michigan, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin.  IU will welcome Maryland, Northwestern, Penn State and Purdue to Assembly Hall.

This could be the last season that IU and Purdue will meet only once in the regular season as the league discussed in May to look into protecting rivalries such as IU/Purdue, Michigan/Michigan State and Northwestern/Illinois from playing just once in the regular season.  In football, IU and Purdue meet every year despite playing in different divisions.

Each conference game will be shown by the Big Ten’s Television partners The Big Ten Network, Fox, ESPN and CBS.

Single Play in Bloomington: Maryland, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue
Single Play on the Road: Michigan, Nebraska, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home-and-Home: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State

With this schedule:
• IU will face Maryland and Rutgers just once for the third straight year.
• IU will host Purdue and Northwestern for the third time in four games.
• IU will play Michigan and Wisconsin on the road for the third time in four games
• IU will face Ohio State and Michigan State twice during the regular season for the first time since 2014-15

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  • StudentHoosier

    L @ Wisconsin

  • BannerOrBust

    I like the fact that we don’t have to play at Purdue, Northwestern or Maryland. Michigan State would have been much better, but not bad. Can’t complain.

  • Tim Priller Is My Spirit Anima

    We go to Wisconsin and play 8 vs. 5 every time

  • Guyton25

    Pretty solid. I just wish we’d play Purdue twice. But at the same time I guess it makes that one meeting all the more intense.

  • dwdkc

    Crean was owned in Madison going back to Marquette, but maybe now we will be a better match stylistically. Their talent level is down some. Why we play the games.

  • dwdkc

    Good break to have 2 really bad teams out of 4 as single road plays that we should win. Vs. 3 good/1 bad team at home, and every home game should be favored.

  • Arch Puddington

    We’ll see about this year, but CM is building a program that will be every bit as physically and fundamentally sound as Wisconsin has been for the last 15 or so years. He doesn’t play as slow as Greg Gard or Bo Ryan, but in other important ways I think he comes from the same school of basketball. We will not be owned by them anymore.

  • Mark Hinton

    Looks like 12 and 6 or 13 and 5 at best to me. But of course I hope I’m wrong and we go 18 and 0.

  • marcusgresham

    That game could well become bloodier than the football series.

  • marcusgresham

    I think Nigel Hayes is going back to the line as we speak.

  • AndyCapp

    Hoping we get scheduled with some of the tougher opponents up front so that we can gauge ourselves against the likely best in the B1G **AND** then build up some wins and start to peak going into March

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    Home and home against the best 2 teams in the league MSU and Minny plus at whisky? Not easy. Hopefully the Hoosiers can be .500 or better

  • AndyCapp

    You mean .500 or better in those five games, correct?

  • kurk81

    May be time to move on from worrying about a ‘winnable’ schedule. Time for other teams to worry about playing US, not the other way around. Mike Davis lost me in a pregame interview when he said he hoped we could win 3 of the next 5 games. If we’re the Indiana basketball program, EVERY game is a probable win. Archie seems like the guy to restore this attitude.

  • TomJameson

    Hopefully that game will be a little later in the schedule. A fine timeline between Archie getting his team all playing well together, especially the defense, and Wisconsin getting into a rhythm. lol

  • Outoftheloop

    IU must win at home, except against MSU. That is 8-1. Then win at IL and OSU. Then win at NE and Rutgers. That is 4-5 on the road. A B1G record of 12-6 should be # 3-4-5 in the league. Make it happen Archie!

  • dwdkc

    Foul on Gresham! Hayes to the line

  • MikeinNC

    Saw the ISU announcement this morning, which I think is super exciting. I know it’s not realistic, but would love to see a pre-conference schedule that featured as many Indiana opponents as possible – ND, Valpo, Butler, Evansville, Ball State, ISU, IUPUI, IUPUFW, along with Lville, UK, and Dayton. Would there be any downside to taking this approach?

  • Chappy Dan

    I want this to be true more than anything.