In June at the IU Tailgate Tour stop at Huber Farms in Starlight, Ind., Tom Crean mentioned the possibility of a future meeting with Louisville in the Jimmy V Classic in New York.
And in August, we learned that the Hoosiers had signed on to play in the 2014 version of the event.
At the time, Louisville’s senior associate athletic director, Kenny Klein, said a report by The Indianapolis Star that the Cardinals would participate in the event was “premature.”
Earlier today in a press conference, Louisville coach Rick Pitino confirmed that his team will indeed play Indiana in the 2014 Jimmy V Classic, which is set to take place on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden.
It will be the third straight season for the Hoosiers to play a game in the New York area.
In 2012-2013, the Hoosiers beat Georgia and Georgetown in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center. This season, IU beat Washington and lost to Connecticut at Madison Square Garden. And next winter, Indiana and Louisville will meet for the first time since 2003.
Indiana will also play a neutral court game next season against Butler on Dec. 20 in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana will play in the 2015 Maui Invitational, tournament chairman Dave Odom announced today.
It will be the first appearance in the event for Indiana since 2008, when the Hoosiers finished the trip to Maui 1-2 in Tom Crean’s first season in Bloomington.
Indiana is 9-6 all-time in the event with one title (2002).
Joining the Hoosiers in the 2015 field will be Chaminade, Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
Here’s the full release with more details:
The EA SPORTS™ Maui Invitational® today announced the Championship Round field for the 2015 Tournament. The loaded field joining Chaminade at the Lahaina Civic Center will include Indiana, Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. The Championship Round will be held Nov. 23, 24 and 25, 2015 on the beautiful island of Maui.
This outstanding group includes four of the top-10 winningest programs in NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball history – Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA and Indiana. Led by UCLA’s NCAA-record 11 national championships, the seven Division I schools have won 19 national championships, made 47 trips to the Final Four and earned 206 bids to the NCAA Tournament.
Indiana completed its 2013-2014 schedule on Thursday evening when the program announced a pair of exhibition games that will be played at Assembly Hall.
Here are the complete details, per a release from media relations:
Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that the Hoosiers will host the University of Southern Indiana at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 26, and Hillsdale (Michigan) College at 7 p.m., Monday, November 4 in exhibition games.
The 2013-14 season marks the ninth campaign that the Hoosiers have opened the season with exhibition games against non-Division I schools. IU is 14-0 in those games and have played schools from the state of Indiana on nine occasions.
“I think the more you can involve institutions from the area during the exhibition season, the stronger it makes both programs,” said Crean. “Our goal in scheduling our exhibition games is to find programs that will best prepare us for the upcoming season and both these teams will do that. “
USI was 23-8 last year and is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, while Hillsdale was 17-10 a year ago and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Indiana University announced the complete men’s basketball schedule for the 2013-2014 season earlier this afternoon. Nearly the entire non-conference schedule had already been revealed, but now the finalized schedule with all Big Ten dates is out.
Start times, broadcast information and an exhibition game will be solidified at a later date.
Indiana’s non-conference portion of the schedule is highlighted by a road game with Syracuse in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a neutral court meeting at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic and a trip to New York City to play Washington and either Connecticut or Boston College in Madison Square Garden in the 2K Sports Classic.
The Hoosiers will open the Big Ten season on Tuesday, Dec. 31 in Champaign against Illinois. IU will play just one game against Ohio State (home), Iowa (home), Minnesota (away) and Purdue (away), while facing every other Big Ten team twice.
Indiana will play at least two conference games on CBS, including their Big Ten home opener against Michigan State on Saturday, Jan. 4, and seven conference games on the ESPN family of networks, including at Purdue on Saturday, Feb. 15, on either ESPN or ESPN2.
In total, Indiana will play 20 home dates, which is important as men’s basketball generated revenue of $8.7 million last season in ticket sales. Tickets remain for four home games (Evansville on Nov. 26, Nicholls State on Dec. 20, Kennesaw State on Dec. 22, and Michigan State on Jan. 4) that are a part of the Holiday mini-series package that is available through the IU Athletics ticket office (1-866-IUSports).
Last year, IU finished fifth nationally in attendance and set a school record by averaging 17,412 fans per game. 14,500 student season tickets have been sold for the 2013-2014 season and each student will receive eight of the 16 available game tickets.
“We always want as much television exposure as possible, especially at home,” said Coach Tom Crean. “We have had so many memorable moments the past couple of years it has been great to be able to share that with as many fans as possible. We play 20 dates in Assembly Hall, including two exhibitions, and with our budget expectations that is where we need to be.”
“We’ve played as well as anyone away from Assembly Hall (a national best 7-2 in Big Ten road games last year) the last two years and we have great challenges ahead of us with games in Madison Square Garden against Washington and either BC or UConn. With this being the third year of the Crossroads Classic, the teams are very familiar with the setting and our trip to Syracuse will be as good as any Big Ten road game. As far as our conference schedule, there is a reason it is the toughest league in the country. You don’t look ahead. Each game takes on its own meaning.”
You can find the complete 2013-14 schedule after the jump or on our schedule page.
ESPN announced its annual “Super Tuesday” schedule Monday afternoon, and there is a significant Indiana presence on the list.
IU’s games at home against Wisconsin (Jan. 14, 7 p.m.) and Iowa (Feb. 18, 9 p.m.), and at Michigan State (Jan. 21, 7 p.m.) and Wisconsin (Feb. 25, 9 p.m.) will be featured, with each game being broadcast live on ESPN.
The Hoosiers lead all Big Ten teams with four games scheduled for Super Tuesday. Iowa, Michigan State and Ohio State each have three games featured, and Michigan and Wisconsin will play twice.
Below is the full release from ESPN:
ESPN has announced its Super Tuesday schedule for the 2014 men’s college basketball season – showcasing a game from the Big Ten and the SEC each Tuesday beginning January 7. The ESPN doubleheader will tip-off at 7 p.m. ET, followed by a 9 p.m. game. The Big Ten and the SEC will play conference matchups, switching timeslots on varying weeks, through the nine-week series that wraps up March 4.
All games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
The 2013 Super Tuesday series averaged a 1.2 US household rating – marking the highest-rated college basketball weeknight series on ESPN last season.
Indiana will play LIU-Brooklyn on Nov. 12 and Stony Brook on Nov. 17 at Assembly Hall as a part of the 2K Classic, according to a press release issued Tuesday.
The Hoosiers will play in the tournament’s championship round games at Madison Square Garden in New York Nov. 21-22 beginning with a game against Washington.
The full release is available below:
Headlining the field are Indiana, UConn, Boston College, and Washington. These four teams, which combine for 102 NCAA Tournament appearances, will each host a pair of regional round games on campus from Nov. 12-17 before heading to the World’s Most Famous Arena for the Championship Rounds on Nov. 21-22.
The remainder of the 12-team field will participate in subregional rounds held from Nov. 22-24. The University of Detroit and UC Irvine will serve as subregional hosts and will be joined by Boston University, Eastern Washington, Florida Atlantic, LIU Brooklyn, Stony Brook, and Toledo.
Ever since Indiana’s talks about continuing a series with Kentucky broke down, athletics director Fred Glass and Tom Crean have been working to find another marquee non-conference opponent.
Glass and Crean may have finally found one, though not for this upcoming season.
As first reported by The Indianapolis Star, Indiana will play in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in December of 2014. Indiana will receive $200,000 for playing in the event from an agreement with ESPN. The Star gained access to the contract via a public records request from the school’s legal department.
The Star’s report said Indiana’s Jimmy V Classic opponent would be Louisville, which Inside the Hall reported as a possibility back in June.
But Louisville has not yet signed an agreement to play in the event, associate athletic director Kenny Klein told WDRB’s Rick Bozich Wednesday night.
“We have had discussions about playing in that event but do not have an agreement,” Klein told Bozich. “That’s premature.”
Louisville has been discussed as a potential home-and-home candidate for Indiana ever since Kentucky was dropped from the schedule, but no such agreement has been reached to this point.
An Indiana-Louisville matchup could still happen in 2014 at Madison Square Garden, but it’s too soon to say it’s a done deal.
“To say that we have a deal to play that game is premature,” Klein told Bozich.
(Update: Rick Pitino to C.L. Brown of The Louisville Courier-Journal on playing IU at MSG: ”Excited to be playing back in a special arena where we won back-to-back Big East championships.”)