Big Ten announces ESPN, CBS TV schedule for 2016-2017 season
The Big Ten announced its television schedule for the games that will be broadcast by CBS and the ESPN family of networks during the 2016-2017 season on Wednesday afternoon.
The Hoosiers will have 14 games on the ESPN family of networks this season and three CBS games. The full schedule, as well as a release from Indiana, are available below. In addition, our schedule page has been updated to reflect today’s announcement.
Hoosier Games Will Air 14 Times On Four Different ESPN Platforms
The Indiana University basketball team will have 14 games televised this season on one of four different ESPN platforms. Four games are confirmed for ESPN, two games are committed to ESPN2, two games will be shown on ESPNU and two are also going to be streamed live on ESPN3. It is the first time IU has played on ESPN3 since 2011 at Evansville.
IU’s game with #4 Kansas from the Armed Forces Classic on opening night and the Hoosiers Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup with #6 North Carolina have been slotted for prime time and will air at 9 p.m. IU is ranked #11 in the ESPN Preseason Poll.
Four more games have yet to receive their designation but will be shown on ESPN or ESPN2. The Hoosiers also will appear four times on Super Tuesday during conference play.
IU might also play one more game on ESPN February 25 or 26 against Northwestern.
CBS Will Have The Hoosiers On Three Times This Season
CBS has picked up three of the Hoosiers biggest games to air this season. They will air the New Years Eve matchup with #13 Louisville from Indianapolis. CBS also will show IU at #8 Wisconsin on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5 and a week later, they will come to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall when the Hoosiers entertain Michigan.