After a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational in 2015, Indiana will return to the Aloha State in 2016 for a meeting with a college basketball powerhouse.
ESPN announced today that the Hoosiers will play Kansas on Nov. 11, 2016 in the Armed Forces Classic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu. The event will take place just under a month from the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The 2016 Armed Forces Classic will be a doubleheader which will also feature Arizona vs. Michigan State.
It will be the first meeting between Indiana and Kansas since 1995. The Jayhawks lead the all-time series 7-6.
“Indiana University is honored to take part in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,” Tom Crean said in a release. “This is one of the premiere events in college basketball and everyone in our program is thrilled and honored to be a part of this. Knowing that we will play on Veterans Day just prior to the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor adds even greater significance and offers us an experience of a lifetime.”
The Big Ten announced television designations on Thursday for the remainder of league games that will be shown on either CBS or the ESPN family of networks.
Indiana will have a total of six conference games shown on the ESPN family of networks, two shown on CBS and a flex game against Rutgers that will be televised by either BTN or CBS.
The Hoosiers will also have one non-conference game on ESPN, two on ESPN2 and one on ESPNews.
Below is a list of all of the designations announced today by IU media relations and the Big Ten:
ESPN family of networks
24, Eastern Washington, 7:30 p.m., ESPNews
2, Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ESPN2
9, Louisville, 9 p.m., ESPN
27, Georgetown, Noon, ESPN2
10, Ohio State, Noon or 1 p.m., ESPN or ESPNU
22, Maryland, 9 p.m., ESPNU
The Big Ten Network announced television designations for 17 Indiana games for the upcoming season and also announced that it will show three games on its web-only platform, BTN Plus.
The conference also announced tip times for several games on the schedule.
Remaining games will be picked up by Big Ten television partners ESPN or CBS and times and network designations will be released at a later date.
Below are all of the TV assignments announced today:
14, Mississippi Valley State, 7 p.m.
17, Texas Southern, 6 p.m.
20, SMU, 8 p.m.
22, Lamar, 8 p.m.
28, UNC-Greensboro, 9 p.m.
Indiana on Friday evening released its non-conference schedule for this upcoming season, completing the Hoosiers’ 2014-2015 slate.
The 13-game lineup includes the likes of SMU, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Georgetown, and starts with the season-opener on Nov. 14 against Mississippi Valley State.
Following the opener, former Indiana coach Mike Davis and Texas Southern — a 2014 NCAA tournament participant —will come to Assembly Hall on Nov. 17.
Additional non-conference opponents include Butler, Savannah State, UNC-Greensboro, Lamar, Eastern Washington, Grand Canyon and New Orleans.
The Big Ten Conference on Thursday evening announced its 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule, which includes the conference’s new additions Rutgers and Maryland.
Indiana’s 18-game slate opens on New Year’s Eve at Nebraska and includes home and away bouts with both the Scarlet Knights and Terrapins, along with Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue. The Hoosiers face Maryland for the first time on January 22 in Bloomington, and Rutgers for the first time on January 31 in Bloomington. The Hoosiers’ two games against the Boilermakers are on January 28 in West Lafayette and on February 19 at Assembly Hall.
Road-only opponents outside of Nebraska include Wisconsin, who the Hoosiers will play on February 3 during ESPN Super Tuesday, and Illinois on January 18. Home-only opponents include Michigan on February 8 and Iowa on March 3, with the game being broadcast on ESPN, as well.
The Crossroads Classic, a four-team event billed as a replacement of the old Hoosier Classic and played for the past three seasons in December at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, has been extended through 2019, it was announced today.
Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue will each continue as participants. The Hoosiers are 1-2 in the first three years of the event.
Here’s the full release:
INDIANAPOLIS – The highly successful Crossroads Classic will continue through 2019, the athletics directors at the four participating schools announced today.
One of college basketball’s premier non-conference events will continue to be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The additional dates and matchups are Dec. 16, 2017 (Purdue vs. Butler and Notre Dame vs. Indiana), Dec. 15, 2018 (Purdue vs. Notre Dame and Butler vs. Indiana) and Dec. 21, 2019 (Purdue vs. Butler and Notre Dame vs. Indiana).
ESPN announced its 2015 Super Tuesday schedule on Wednesday afternoon, and the Hoosiers will be featured twice this upcoming season.
Indiana will play at Wisconsin on February 3 at 7 p.m. ET, and the Hoosiers also will play Iowa, in Bloomington, on March 3 at 7 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN.
Wisconsin leads all Big Ten teams with four games scheduled for Super Tuesdays, while Michigan will be featured on three separate occasions. Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State are other schools with multiple Super Tuesday appearances scheduled.
You can find the full ESPN Super Tuesday schedule after the jump.