Just finished up with that mailbag and suddenly, the men’s basketball schedule for the Big Ten Conference regular season just shows up in my inbox (thanks, Ben!). Today’s a pretty basketball-heavy day, seeing as how just this morning Ben wrote about which non-conference games BTN is going to televise. Times and TV schedules haven’t been released yet for conference play, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to see what the schedule holds! We’ll do a more comprehensive post about the schedule once the conference schedule is more solidified with times and television networks. But until then, here’s what the schedule looks like...
(Bold denotes home game)
Nov. 4 vs. Regis University
Nov. 11 vs. Kennesaw State
Nov. 13 vs. Savannah State
Nov. 17 vs. Seton Hall (8pm, BTN)
Nov. 20 vs. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Nov. 25 vs. Virginia (Emerald Coast Classic, 6pm, CBS)
Nov. 26 vs. TBA (Emerald Coast Classic, CBS)
Nov. 29 at Notre Dame (ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 8pm, ESPN2)
Dec. 3 vs. Omaha
Dec. 5 vs. Stetson
Dec. 8 vs. Iowa State (7pm, ESPN2)
Dec. 17 vs. Northern Iowa (Des Moines)
Dec. 20 vs. North Dakota (8pm, BTN)
Dec. 22 vs. Delaware State (8pm, BTN)
Dec. 28 at Purdue
Jan. 1 vs. Michigan
Jan. 5 at Nebraska
Jan. 8 vs. Rutgers
Jan 12 vs. Purdue
Jan. 15 at Northwestern
Jan. 19 vs. Maryland
Jan. 25 at Illinois
Jan. 28 vs. Ohio State
Jan. 31 at Rutgers
Feb. 5 vs. Nebraska
Feb. 8 at Minnesota
Feb. 11 at Michigan State
Feb. 18 vs. Illinois
Feb. 21 vs. Indiana
Feb. 25 at Maryland
Mar. 2 at Wisconsin
Mar. 5 vs. Penn State
Mar. 8 - 12: B1G Tournament (Washington, D.C.)
Some quick notes...
- Black Friday is going to be a busy day, with Iowa set to face off against Nebraska in football and Virginia in basketball. The basketball game is at 6pm, and I can’t assume that the football game would be a night game. Expect to have a day filled with Hawkeye sports while you consume nothing but leftovers.
- The non-con games actually look like they could be pretty good this year!! In the past, Iowa has had a pretty lackluster slate of games. This year? Oh, contraire. Seton Hall, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Notre Dame, and Virginia? SIGN ME UP.
- Iowa plays Michigan State, Indiana, and Wisconsin once. They get Rutgers, Illinois, and Nebraska twice each. That’s not too bad a job of avoiding some of the better teams and getting some of the worse teams.
- The Hawkeyes get six weekend conference games at home this year. Two are on Saturday, and four are on Sunday. Senior day is going to be Sunday, March 5th against Penn State. A great chance to go out on top.
- New Year’s Day against Michigan in Iowa City? Should be a fun one.
- TV schedules (and therefore game times) will be released at a later date.