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2018-19 Purdue Men’s Basketball TV Networks Announced

The season starts just two months from today.

Butler v Purdue Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

With the men’s basketball season starting just two months from today we have the final piece of schedule information we were missing: The TV Networks and tipoff times. The Big Ten announced those today and we know this: Purdue will appear on the Big Ten Network 13 times, on the ESPN family of networks eight times, the FOX family four times, on CBS twice and BTN Plus twice. Two games, vs. Ball State on Nov. 10, and at Texas on Dec. 9, are yet to be announced. Texas and the Big 12 contol the rights to that game. As for Ball State, expect a BTN variant. (Ed. Note: The Texas game has been announced as 6pm on ESPN2)

That’s a nice stage for Carsen Edwards and his National Player of the Year campaign. We also have unfinished business in coming up a rebound short of our 24th Big Ten title.

(Bold = conference game | Italics = home game)

  • November 6 vs. Fairfield - 7pm, BTN+ (Yes, get your complaining in now about having to get BTN’s pay service. the November 1 exhibition vs. Marian will also be on BTN, but the secret scrimmage vs. West Virginia will not be televised because YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT SECRET SCRIMMAGE).
  • November 10 vs. Ball State - TBA, BTN or BTN+ (This game will likely be announced once the football kickoff time at Minnesota that day is announced).
  • November 15 vs. Appalachian State (Charleston Classic) - 5pm, ESPN2
  • November 16 vs. Wichita State or Davidson (Charleston Classic) - TBA
  • November 18 vs. Alabama, Virginia Tech, Ball State, or Northeastern (Charleston Classic) - TBA
  • November 23 vs. Robert Morris - 2pm, BTN
  • November 28 at Florida State - 9pm, ESPN2
  • December 1 at Michigan - 3:30pm, ESPN
  • December 6 vs. Maryland - 7pm, BTN
  • December 9 at Texas - 6pm, ESPN2
  • December 15 vs. Notre Dame (Crossroads Classic) 1:30pm, CBS
  • December 20 vs. Ohio - 7pm, BTN
  • December 29 vs. Belmont - 4:30pm, Fox Sports 1
  • January 3 vs. Iowa - 7pm, BTN
  • January 8 at Michigan State - 9pm, ESPN/ESPN2
  • January 11 at Wisconsin - 9pm, Fox Sports 1
  • January 15 vs. Rutgers - 7pm, BTN
  • January 19 vs. Indiana - 2pm, FOX
  • January 23 at Ohio State - 7pm, BTN
  • January 27 vs. Michigan State - 1pm, CBS
  • January 31 at Penn State - 6:30pm, Fox Sports 1
  • February 3 vs. Minnesota - Noon, BTN
  • February 9 vs. Nebraska - 8:30pm, BTN
  • February 12 at Maryland - 6:30pm, BTN
  • February 16 vs. Penn State - 4pm, BTN
  • February 19 at Indiana - 7pm, ESPN/ESPN2
  • February 23 at Nebraska - 4pm, BTN
  • February 27 vs. Illinois - 8:30pm, BTN
  • March 2 vs. Ohio State - 2pm, ESPN/ESPN2
  • March 5 at Minnesota - 8pm, BTN
  • March 9 at Northwestern - 2:30pm, BTN

The Big Ten Tournament is back where it belongs in the Midwest at the United Center beginning March 13, though the season can be considered a complete disaster if we are one of four teams playing that day. More likely we will start play on March 14 or 15. All but the semifinals and final will be on BTN. Those three games will be on CBS.