IU women announce non-conference schedule

The Indiana women’s basketball announced its non-conference schedule for the 2020-21 season on Friday.

The No. 16 Hoosiers will open the campaign by hosting Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, with the IU men’s team opening against Tennessee Tech later that evening.

Samford visits on Dec. 3, followed by the marquee matchup of the non-conference schedule against Kentucky in Lexington on Dec. 6 in a game televised nationally on ESPNU at 4 p.m.

The final non-conference game will see Butler visit Bloomington on Dec. 13.

As previously announced, no fans will be allowed to attend games indefinitely.


  1. Wish we could play Butler AT Butler.
    Might have been our only chance to see the IU women play in person all season. πŸ™

  2. Because of T. Moren, staff and team focus and program atmosphere/culture…From my perspective if IU Ladies are going to enter into next level as in elite 8 team and big ten champs season and or tournament…the Kentucky game is a very very must win. From Ladies perspective it rivals Or is as big a game when the Bob Knight IU vs Kentucky when both teams were in top 10. The only difference is that the Bob Knight era teams vs Kentucky when they were at there peak both teams were ranked a little higher. If IU loses Kentucky game then I expect season to remain at same level remaining at it’s current plateau meaning winning games you should win but unable to win the very biggest games against the very best teams….unless upsets like South Carolina last year.
    It seems Kentucky and Arizona Where B. Yeaney is are a little under the radar in Ladies basketball. So is Indiana except for those familiar or fans of program. It will be interesting to say the least if this can be a really excellent breakout year for IU Ladies basketball. Of course it will all be tempered due to the current set of circumstances and especially for Ladies basketball the lack of big time tv coverage. It would be great if local tv channels would air college Ladies basketball games (and other Ladies sports such as Ladies softball and gymnastics etc etc) all over the country for respective programs. I think there is a market for it and could be a paradigm of highly profitable venture for local tv channels with some promotions. I think Ladies college sports has much more market potential than Ladies professional sports in basketball.

  3. BigTenNetwork PLUS will carry Wednesday’s game against Eastern Kentucky.
    I just signed up.
    $15 a month, and since nobody can go to ANY IU Women’s BBall games, I subscribed.
    Not sure, but I don’t think you have to be able to receive the BigTen Network through a cable subscriber to sign up for BigTenNetwork PLUS, although you will only receive the PLUS games in real time.

  4. Nat if you notice I already listed the info above that BTN+ will carry the eastern Ky game , Im guessing that it will also carry 2 of the remaining games.

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