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Here's the entire Big Ten Network men's basketball TV schedule for 2015-16

Indiana won't be relegated to cold winter weeknights often -- the Hoosiers will only appear on BTN five times during conference play.

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The Big Ten Network released its full television schedule today -- and Indiana won't appear all that often on the network once conference play rolls around.

The Hoosiers will only appear on BTN five times during the 2015-16 conference season at the moment -- two games with Minnesota and Nebraska each, and one trip to take on Penn State in Happy Valley.

What does this mean for the Hoosiers? Nothing you don't know. Thanks to its #brand power and national following -- the Hoosiers are always and attractive grab for ESPN and CBS, which have first dibs in the pecking order over BTN when it comes to selecting games. The best way to assure an easy or respectable rating for networks is to snag one of the blue blood programs with a large fanbase, especially in a sport where ratings are a massive issue. 75% of college basketball games drew less than a 0.5 rating last season, and only 25 did a 1.5 rating or better. The highest-rated games of the regular season were both Duke-North Carolina matchups, which pulled a pair of 2.6s last year.

By comparison, the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic, traditionally one of the least-watched golf tournaments of the year, drew a 2.2. Golf ratings are typically falsely lowered by the long TV window required, too. One of the least watched NASCAR races of the season -- at Michigan Speedway -- drew a 2.4 last month.

That's right: the best college basketball ratings of the regular season are comparable to the least-attractive PGA Tour and NASCAR races of the season. The vast majority of games are rating comparably or worse than regular season MLS matches.

Yikes.

Anyway, here's the full schedule.

Date

Visiting Team

Home Team

Time (ET)

December 29, 2015

Purdue

at

Wisconsin

7:00 PM

December 29, 2015

Michigan State

at

Iowa

9:00 PM

December 30, 2015

Minnesota

at

Ohio State

7:00 PM

January 2, 2016

Penn State

at

Michigan

12:00 PM

January 2, 2016

Rutgers

at

Wisconsin

2:00 PM

January 2, 2016

Indiana

at

Nebraska

4:00 PM

January 2, 2016

Iowa

at

Purdue

6:00 PM

January 2, 2016

Maryland

at

Northwestern

8:00 PM

January 3, 2016

Illinois

at

Ohio State

5:00 PM

January 5, 2016

Minnesota

at

Penn State

7:00 PM

January 5, 2016

Nebraska

at

Iowa

9:00 PM

January 6, 2016

Rutgers

at

Maryland

7:00 PM

January 6, 2016

Ohio State

at

Northwestern

9:00 PM

January 9, 2016

Northwestern

at

Minnesota

12 or 2:30 PM

January 10, 2016

Michigan State

at

Penn State

12:00 PM

January 10, 2016

Purdue

at

Illinois

2 or 6 PM

January 12, 2016

Wisconsin

at

Northwestern

7:00 PM

January 12, 2016

Minnesota

at

Nebraska

9:00 PM

January 13, 2016

Rutgers

at

Ohio State

6:30 PM

January 13, 2016

Penn State

at

Purdue

8:30 PM

January 16, 2016

Indiana

at

Minnesota

12:30 PM

January 16, 2016

Nebraska

at

Illinois

2:30 PM

January 17, 2016

Michigan

at

Iowa

2 or 4:30 PM

January 18, 2016

Purdue

at

Rutgers

7:00 PM

January 19, 2016

Northwestern

at

Maryland

8:00 PM

January 20, 2016

Nebraska

at

Michigan State

6:30 PM

January 20, 2016

Minnesota

at

Michigan

8:30 PM

January 21, 2016

Wisconsin

at

Penn State

8:00 PM

January 23, 2016

Illinois

at

Minnesota

6, 7, 8 or 9 PM

January 24, 2016

Purdue

at

Iowa

1:00 PM

January 25, 2016

Penn State

at

Ohio State

7:00 PM

January 27, 2016

Rutgers

at

Michigan

7:00 PM

January 27, 2016

Purdue

at

Minnesota

9:00 PM

January 28, 2016

Ohio State

at

Illinois

9:00 PM

January 30, 2016

Michigan

vs.

Penn State

12:00 PM

January 30, 2016

Minnesota

at

Indiana

2:15 PM

January 30, 2016

Nebraska

at

Purdue

4:30 PM

January 31, 2016

Northwestern

at

Iowa

3:00 PM

January 31, 2016

Rutgers

at

Michigan State

5:15 PM

January 31, 2016

Wisconsin

at

Illinois

7:30 PM

February 3, 2016

Illinois

at

Rutgers

6:30 PM

February 3, 2016

Maryland

at

Nebraska

8:30 PM

February 4, 2016

Minnesota

at

Northwestern

9:00 PM

February 6, 2016

Indiana

at

Penn State

8:00 PM

February 7, 2016

Iowa

at

Illinois

1:00 PM

February 9, 2016

Northwestern

at

Ohio State

8:00 PM

February 10, 2016

Nebraska

at

Wisconsin

7:00 PM

February 10, 2016

Michigan

at

Minnesota

9:00 PM

February 13, 2016

Ohio State

at

Rutgers

4:00 PM

February 13, 2016

Illinois

at

Northwestern

8:00 PM

February 14, 2016

Minnesota

at

Iowa

7:30 PM

February 16, 2016

Northwestern

at

Purdue

7:00 PM

February 16, 2016

Rutgers

at

Illinois

9:00 PM

February 17, 2016

Iowa

at

Penn State

6:30 PM

February 17, 2016

Nebraska

at

Indiana

8:30 PM

February 18, 2016

Maryland

at

Minnesota

8:00 PM

February 20, 2016

TBD

at

TBD

7 or 9 PM

February 21, 2016

TBD

at

TBD

7:30 PM

February 23, 2016

Rutgers

at

Minnesota

8:30 PM

February 24, 2016

Northwestern

at

Michigan

7:00 PM

February 24, 2016

Wisconsin

at

Iowa

9:00 PM

February 27 or February 28 2016

TBD

at

TBD

12:00 PM or 6:00 PM

February 28, 2016

TBD

at

TBD

7:30 or 8 PM

February 28, 2016

Penn State

at

Michigan State

12:00 PM

March 1, 2016

Purdue

at

Nebraska

8:00 PM

March 2, 2016

Michigan State

at

Rutgers

7:00 PM

March 2, 2016

Wisconsin

at

Minnesota

9:00 PM

March 5, 2016

Minnesota

at

Rutgers

1:00 PM

March 5, 2016

Iowa

at

Michigan

8:00 PM

March 6, 2016

Illinois

at

Penn State

12:00 PM

March 6, 2016

Nebraska

at

Northwestern

2:00 PM

March 6, 2016

TBD

at

TBD

7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Big Ten Tournament Game #2

at

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

7:00 PM

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Big Ten Tournament Game #3

at

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

12:00 PM

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Big Ten Tournament Game #4

at

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

25 minutes after Game 3

Friday, March 11, 2016

Big Ten Tournament Game #9

at

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

6:30 PM

Friday, March 11, 2016

Big Ten Tournament Game #10

at

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

25 minutes after Game 9