Men's Basketball: Gophers announce non-conference schedule

2017 Big Ten Women’s Volleyball Preseason Preview Volley Mob Style

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With a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska, Penn State has now traveled to play Nebraska in five of the six seasons that Nebraska has been a member of the Big Ten.

The Iowa women's team will face plenty of early road tests in its Big Ten schedule.

January 10 at Northwestern - The Wildcats were the darlings of the college basketball world last season while earning their first NCAA tournament berth in program history.

The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will be held in NY for the first time.

The Illinois and Northwestern men's basketball teams announced their Big Ten conference schedule for the 2017-18 season Wednesday.

After Penn State was slotted at No. 6 in the AVCA Preseason Poll, a Tuesday press release from the Big Ten announced the Nittany Lions were also picked as the favorites to win the regular-season conference title. Michigan State is likely a top-5 preseason team, but the Gophers have the talent and experience to compete with anyone in the country, especially at home. "The nonconference schedule includes a number of challenging opponents, and of course, any conference game features a solid, well-coached opponent". The Gophers wrap up the regular season at IL on Feb. 25 before traveling to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament (Feb. 25-March 4). North Dakota on November 19, one game at the AdvoCare Invite in Orlando on November 26, Michigan State on December 3, and Penn State on February 25), fans should be much happier about NU's draws when it comes to their own schedules. We will prepare for each game like always, one at a time.

"The schedule provides great opportunities for our program and offers our fans a tremendous slate of opponents at the RAC, nine of which competed in the postseason a year ago", coach Steve Pikiell said in a statement. "The schedule is a little different this year in playing two conference games early in December and having a couple one day preps, but it won't change our approach to each game". That's the result of the conference's scheduling formula, implemented when the league went to a 14-team, 18-game league schedule in 2014.

After finishing the season with a 17-16 record past year, the Hoosiers are predicted to finish second-to-last in the Big Ten this upcoming season.

Tipoff times and TV/online coverage will be announced at later dates.

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