Despite the complaining you see from people #online around this time of year, college football bowl games are actually pretty fun, and having a lot of them doesn’t make that any less true. Trust me, I’m an expert*. It’s actually more true for IU football fans – it’s not exactly like we’ve had many in the past 25 years or so. But when you’re a football and a basketball fan, things can get a little hairy when it comes to scheduling.
*Not really, but I play one on the internet.
Luckily, the basketball program has your back.
12/28 Schedule Update— Indiana Athletics (@OurIndiana) December 5, 2016
8:30p: #IUFB Watch Party pic.twitter.com/3mUmK3mZRN
If you don’t have a pocket schedule handy, that’s a 30 minute time adjustment for the Hoosiers’ B1G opener; the game will start half an hour earlier than originally planned to accomodate for the start of the Foster Farms Bowl, in which IU will face #19 Utah.
This is super cool, honestly – one assumes that Tom Crean signed off on this, and really the fact that the athletic department would take such steps to make sure fans didn’t have to miss anything is really thoughtful. It may seem obvious, but things like this never necessarily are.
One hopes the atmosphere in Assembly Hall for the watch party will be festive (i.e., it’ll be happening after a basketball win).