An early look at next season’s non-conference schedule

  • 05/13/2008 11:17 pm in

Inside the Hall reader Colin sent along the following piece of information:

Just to let you know, buried in the 750 page document submitted to the NCAA was this tidbit (in Section E9) that states that IU will be playing Gonzaga in the Hartford Hall of Fame Showcase game in Boston at the TD Banknorth Garden (I live in Boston so this is very exciting) on Dec 6, 2008. Don’t know if that was made public yet. Last year, this was a four-team doubleheader. Good solid OOC game for Crean’s boys. The below is lifted straight from the document:

Indiana University’s known television commitments for the 2008-09 men’s basketball season, beyond those covered generally by the Big Ten Conference are as follows:

November 24-26, EA Sports Maui Classic (3 games), ESPN

December 3, at Wake Forest (Big Ten/ACC Challenge), ESPN

December 6, vs. Gonzaga, Hall of Fame Showcase, ESPN

December 13, at Kentucky, CBS

Those of you starting to piece together a non-conference schedule for next season, you’re looking at a majority of the tough games right here. North Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Oregon and Notre Dame are among the possible opponents for IU in Maui. Wake Forest should be a top 15 team with their outstanding crop of freshman coming to Winston-Salem and most early preseason top 25 lists I’ve seen include Gonzaga. And it’s certainly never easy to play in Rupp Arena. While the Hoosiers will certainly take their lumps with this schedule, it’s nice to see a more competitive list of opponents being compiled after last season’s smorgasbord of bottom feeders.

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