Spitoon game on ESPN; Minny kick at noon

It’s your new Monday afternoon ritual: find out when IU’s next two games will be and who will televise them!

It’s the perfect follow to that “Why am I sitting in a cubicle on a day like this and how can I escape without the boss noticing?” moment. Really gets you re-focused to know that the networks have hashed it out and made their pronouncements.

So, on to it. This, courtesy of Jeff Keag at IU . . .

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GAME TIMES, NETWORKS SET FOR MSU, MINNESOTA GAMES

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana’s game against Michigan State on Saturday, Sept. 27, will kick off at noon EDT at Memorial Stadium and will be televised on ESPN, it was announced today. Additionally, the Hoosiers’ game at Minnesota on Oct. 4 will be carried on the Big Ten Network, with kickoff slated for 11 a.m. CDT/Noon EDT.

The games can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Pete Compise and Joe Smith). Game times are predicated on the Big Ten Conference television agreement with ABC, the Big Ten Network, ESPN and ESPN2 and are often not announced until 12 days before kickoff.

Indiana and Michigan State play for the Old Brass Spittoon, which has been awarded to the winner annually since 1950. MSU brings the Spittoon to Bloomington following last season’s victory.

The Hoosiers enter the contest with a 2-1 record, owning victories over Western Kentucky and Murray State while falling to in-state rival Ball State last weekend.