A look at what IU basketball is paying for most of its non-conference “guarantee” games next season
Indiana released its full non-conference schedule for the 2023-24 season on June 27.
The slate, which includes 11 games and two exhibitions, features nine dates considered “buy” or “guarantee” games.
A “buy” or “guarantee” game means the program pays an opponent from the mid or low-major level for a home game with no return game as part of the agreement.
Here are the nine dates for next season that fall under this category:
• vs. Indianapolis (exhibition) on Oct. 30, 2023
• vs. Marian (exhibition) on Nov. 3, 2023
• vs. Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 7, 2023
• vs. Army on Nov. 12, 2023
• vs. Wright State on Nov. 16, 2023
• vs. Harvard in Indianapolis on Nov. 26, 2023
• vs. Morehead State on Dec. 19, 2023
• vs. North Alabama on Dec. 21, 2023
• vs. Kennesaw State on Dec. 29, 2023
Last season, Indiana paid an average of $95,000 for each of its seven “guarantee” non-conference games and a total of $45,000 for a pair of exhibitions.
Via game contracts obtained via an open records request, here is what Indiana is paying for most of the contests on its 2023-24 non-conference schedule:
• The contract with Indianapolis for an exhibition will pay $15,000.
• The contract with Marian for an exhibition will pay $30,000.
• The contract with Florida Gulf Coast for the season opener will pay $105,000.
• The contract with Army will pay $90,000.
• The contract with Wright State was not included in the documents received via an open records request.
• The contract with Harvard will pay $95,000.
• The contract with Morehead State will pay $95,000.
• The contact with North Alabama will pay $95,000.
• The contact with Kennesaw State will pay $95,000.