Tip times, television info released for 2017-2018 schedule

  • 09/07/2017 12:46 pm in

The Big Ten announced time and television information for much of the 2017-18 schedule this afternoon.

Indiana will play two conference games on CBS (at Michigan, Northwestern), a game on FOX (Purdue), four games on ESPN networks, four games on FS1 and seven on BTN.

In total, IU will play twice on CBS, once on Fox, six times on ESPN or ESPN2, 13 times on BTN and five times on FS1.

Broadcast information and tip times for IU’s games against Duke and Notre Dame have yet to be announced. Although not confirmed, IU at Seton Hall is expected to be a FS1 broadcast.

Here’s a full listing of the TV designations and tip times announced today. You can access the complete schedule over on our schedule page.

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10/21—Hoosier Hysteria, Time TBA
10/28—Marian (Exhibition), 8 p.m.
11/5—Uindy (Exhibition), 2 p.m.
11/10—Indiana State, 7 p.m.

11/12—Howard, 8 p.m.
11/19—South Florida, 6 p.m.
11/22—Arkansas State, 7 p.m.
11/24—Eastern Michigan, 4:30 p.m.
12/4—Iowa, 8 p.m.
12/18—Fort Wayne, 8 p.m.
12/21—Tennessee Tech, 8 p.m.
12/29—Youngstown State, 8 p.m.
1/9—Penn State, 6:30 p.m.
1/24-–at Illinois, 9 p.m.
2/5—Rutgers, 7 p.m.
2/14—Illinois, 8:30 p.m.
2/20—at Nebraska, 9 p.m.

12/2—at Michigan, 12:30 p.m.
1/14—Northwestern, 1:30 or 4:30 p.m.

12/9—at Louisville, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
1/2—at Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
1/6—at Minnesota, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
1/30—at Ohio State, 7 p.m.
2/3—Michigan State, 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.
2/17—at Iowa, 2:30 p.m.

1/28—Purdue, 3:30 p.m.

1/19—at Michigan State, 7 p.m.
1/22—Maryland, 7 p.m.
2/9—Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.
2/23—Ohio State, 8 p.m.

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  • adam

    btn plus needs to die in a fire

  • Jeremy Jackson

    Great now 4 events on a paid service. Assume as time goes by more games will end up on a “Show me the money!” paid service.

  • TomJameson

    BTN and BTN Plus will continue to schedule games on Plus, and make people take a one or two month subscription, as long as people still do so. Believe it, it’s all abut the money. BTN doesn’t give a rats a$$ about the fans. If they make more money off the subscriptions to BTN Plus, than the sponsorship revenue from advertisements on BTN, guess which way they’re going to go. Charge what the traffic will bear.

    Of the four for IU this season, the Indiana State game may play on BTN a day or two later via the StudentU efforts. IF the StudentU at IU tapes the other games, they may get BTN to do the same.

  • Matt Byers

    What about Crossroads?

  • Matt Byers

    NM….missed that part the first time.

  • VOXAC30

    If there is a market that cannot be paid by advertising and someone is willing to pay for it you bet. Alex offers this site for free but if he didn’t make advertising dollars you bet we would pay for it.

  • Maybe it makes me something like a scab, but I’m planning to watch those exhibition games live. No way I’m going to miss Archie and his team walking onto the court for the first time, exhibition or regular season. I’d pay BTN Plus to watch practice if I could.

  • Patrick Alexander

    I think you have that backwards. I only count 3 events on free broadcasting. The rest are paid services, cable or online. I wish there were a one-stop way of watching IU basketball. As someone who does not have cable and has no interest in getting cable apart from watching IU basketball, I’m just screwed. In that light, BTN Plus’s $80 / year to watch 4 games isn’t too bad. Getting the necessary cable subscription comes out to more like $1000 / year to watch 23 games. That’s just insane.

  • TomJameson

    Mark, I’m not calling anybody names, I was just stating an economic fact. I enroll for that month about half the time myself, and probably will this year as well. But thank you for sharing your unique version of what you and another 20 million others are going to do as well. 🙂

  • TomJameson

    BTN Plus annual subscription comes with ALL the games. I believe you can subscribe for a school ($79.95) or the entire conference ($119.95).

    If I ever end up “cutting the cable” (or in my case cutting the DTV), I would probably go with the entire conference route.

  • TomJameson

    You do pay for the premium forum, but man, it really is worth it. At $34.95 annually (that’s like 10 cents a day), it is a heck of a deal. Actually, it’s the only paid forum I belong to because it’s the only one I think is worth it.

  • adam

    i dont actually mind the fact that BTN plus costs a bit of money. its the fact that the production value and broadcast quality is HORRIBLE. if youre going to pay money for something at least make it worth it to watch.

    its real bad, folks

  • I’m just excited to BE this excited about the first (exhibition) game being less than two months away.

  • VOXAC30

    I need to haven’t yet

  • Greg M. Bailey

    The four games on BTN plus is bad, but what I think really sucks is that the true nationally televised games are almost all away games. (6 of the 8 on CBS and ESPN. I don’t really count FS1 as nationally televised) That really screws us over in my opinion and does a disservice to our ability to attract recruits. We are on the national stage, but it is always great to also hear the announcers talk about how insane AH is from a fans perspective.