Basketball season is just around the corner. I mentioned in an earlier post that IU was a pre-season #1 pick. While that may have been a little (or a lot!) early in the game, it bodes well for Hoosier basketball. As the season draws closer, ESPNU announced that IU’s practice on October 12 will be broadcast as part of their Midnight Madness. That is certainly a long way from the dismal seasons IU had a few years ago.
Here’s a portion of what is posted on the Indiana Athletics website:
For the seventh year, ESPNU will tip-off the nation’s college basketball season with more than four hours of Midnight Madness coverage on Friday, Oct. 12 beginning at 5 p.m. ET. This year’s programming will once again include both the men’s and women’s defending NCAA National Champions and eight teams in ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz’s Preseason Top 25.
The night begins with an in-depth look at what Katz put as the No.1 team in his super-early rankings last April, with ESPNU Midnight Madness: Indiana Practice at 5 p.m. on ESPNU. For the first time, the network will air a Hoosiers’ practice live and in full with commentary from college basketball analysts Jay Williams and Dan Dakich as well as Indiana Head Coach Tom Crean wearing a microphone throughout practice.