IU-Wisconsin on ESPN2

Indiana’s noon game at Wisconsin on Oct. 15 will be televised on ESPN2. The release follows.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana-Wisconsin football game on Saturday, Oct. 15, will kick off at 11 a.m. CDT/noon EDT in Madison, Wis., and will be televised on ESPN2, the Big Ten Conference announced Monday. All games can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Buck Suhr and Joe Smith) and on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

Hosting its second straight Leaders Division opponent, the Hoosiers (1-4, 0-1 Big Ten) welcome No. 19/16 Illinois (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) to Memorial Stadium (52,929) on Saturday, Oct. 8. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. EDT and the BTN will broadcast the game.


  1. Oh Crap! How do we get this TV coverage cancelled. That’s all we need is to have the nation watch IU get demolished for a second time in a row in Madison. NOT GOOD.

    After watching the Badgers give an old fashioned beat down to the newest member of the Conference Saturday night, I’m not looking forward to this game being televised. In fact, I’m upset we have to play them in Madison for the second consecutive year. What’s that about? Don’t tell me Glass sold the home game rights for money again.

  2. They are certainly in the conversation when you talk about the best teams in the country. It will be interesting to see who steps up to the challenge and who will be a shrinking violet. I like seeing the depth chart shaken up each week. It tells me that the guys are being given a shot at playing time based on their performance with no regard to the past or seniority. They will certainly learn a lot more playing Wisconsin, even if it gets out of hand, than they would learn by blowing out Chattanooga.

  3. Podunker,
    The addition of Nebraska and the switch to divisions forced the Big Ten to abandon a lot of the rotations in order to make sure everyone got four home games and four road games. I think they tried to maintain rotations for the major rivalries. (Michigan-Ohio State, IU-Purdue, etc.) but a lot of series sort of doubled up. Penn State was, in theory, a home game for the second straight year even though they moved last year’s. But no, playing at Wisconsin was not made a decision made by Glass.

  4. Playing 2 in a row at Madison is just the way the schedule had two be for the initial year of Leaders and Legends. What is a very questionable decision is why does EScrewN want this contest. What are the trying to manipulate. They must be hoping Coach Wilson becomes “bobby like” during the broadcast.

  5. Wow, you guys are acting weird. Relax, deep breath time. What is this, 1980 and we get one game on a year? All are games are on TV anyway, so what does it matter if it’s ESPN2 or BTN?? (Spare me the ESPN2 is in more households argument.) They’re not “trying to manipulate” anything…last year’s game was on the Deuce too. Common denominator? Wiscy is highly ranked! And like Dustin said, with the addition of the Huskers, the schedules had to be thrown out…you guys remember we played Northwestern at home last year, right? Well take a peak at this coming Oct. 29.

  6. Here is the point. How many TV viewers were watching after halftime last year? Wisky’s, certainly, IU’s, damn few, everyone else, zero. This year Wisky looks stronger and IU looks in transition. That in its self would lead to asking why would it be attractive to(the ww leader)again televise this year. I am sure advertisers are probably clawing themselves to pieces to get to the pay window to secure time to promote their products for this years contest. Ya think? What does a beat down(2 yrs. in a row)televised on EScrewN(2)do for IU recruiting? Help or hurt? There is a reason for EScrewN wanting this matchup but it is not for the outstanding competition it offers. …and the thought of manipulation is not a possibility…

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