6-Banner Sunday: Big Ten Announce Historic Media Rights Deal – Inside the Hall

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Welcome to another edition of 6-Banner Sunday, a joint production between The summons to the assembly Y inside the hall where we highlight the five most essential IU basketball stories from the past week, plus take a look at how IU’s other sports shows are faring.

After several relatively quiet weeks in the IU basketball world, the last seven days took a 180-degree turn with multiple big stories. The highlight was the groundbreaking media deal the Big Ten signed for the next seven years beginning in 2023 that will see some changes to the way fans watch games.

However, this was far from the only highlight of this week, as viewers got to see the Hoosier basketball team for the first time this season at a Fan Fest on Saturday night. A couple of other relatively notable things also happened with a former IU great retiring from the game and a reveal of how many dollars were traded for most Cream and Crimson non-conference home games.

Recruitment, which has been the main element in the last 6-Banners, was relegated to the fifth floor with everything that happened this week. As usual, we’ll wrap up with a look at how other IU esports are faring.

An article by new Inside the Hall writer William McDermott on the team’s rising expectations can be seen here and on this week’s Assembly Call Radio. here.

• Big Ten signs new media commitment with FOX, CBS, NBC and Peacock, but not ESPN
• Hoosier Fan Fest takes place on Saturday night
• DJ White announces his retirement
• Opponent’s guarantee game money is revealed
• Recruitment news
• Hoosier Summary

Banner #1: Big Ten signs new media commitment with FOX, CBS, NBC and Peacock, but not ESPN

It’s been in the works for weeks and Thursday was finally the day the Big Ten announced their surprising new media deal for 2023-2030. The amount is an incredible seven billion dollars and you will see games on the Fox, CBS and NBC networks. Football will be on all day every Saturday with FOX games at noon, CBS matchups at 3:30 pm and NBC primetime contests, as well as the rest on the Big Ten Network, FS1 and Peacock.

However, for basketball, which is what most IU fans care about most, a couple of big changes are coming. Most notably, no conference games will air on any ESPN network and the vast majority will be on BTN or FS1 with a few on FOX and CBS. The other adjustment fans will have to make, however, is that 47 men’s basketball games per season will air on Peacock, as well as 30 women’s basketball games. This includes 32 conference games for the men’s side, so every team, including the Hoosiers, is likely to appear exclusively on the streaming service at least a couple of times a year.

Right now, Peacock costs $5 per month and is separate from any other services, as XFINITY will reportedly end its free access soon. While it hasn’t been announced, BTN+ is unlikely to go away, meaning fans will still need both cable and BTN+ subscriptions to watch all of IU’s events. However, now they will also need to add Peacock.

For the schools, the deal will be a boon financially as each member of the conference is willing to to receive $100 million per season by 2025.

Banner #2: Hoosier Fan Fest takes place on Saturday night

While it was extremely casual, fans got their first look at the 2022-2023 edition of IU’s basketball team with Fan Fest last night. William McDermott and Amanda Foster from Inside the Hall were in attendance at the event and provided live updates throughout the event as it raised money for NIL for players.

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Whether sophomore Tamar Bates can hit 3-pointers at a high rate once the actual games begin remains an open question, but if Saturday was any indication, it will be the team’s answer to several previous years of struggles. behind this line. robes paste 18 of them in the preliminary round of the 3-point shooting contest and then outclassed himself with 19 in the final to win the event. Also, Trayce Jackson-Davis may have finally developed the outside shot she promised when connecting. two of them in the skirmish to close the night. Several thousand fans showed up and TJD tweeted his appreciation for the occasion after saying it would be a fun year.

A couple of other notes are Jordan Geronimo electrified in the dunk contest beating Hoosier Hysterics and Trey Galloway he sat the fight as he continues his recovery from off-season groin surgery.

Banner #3: DJ White announces his retirement

Although there was turmoil around him during his tenure as a Hoosier, DJ White had a very solid four-year career at IU from 2004-2008, where he ranks 18th on Indiana’s all-time scoring list. He is also the 14th member and, thus far, the last member of the Cream and Crimson to win a Big Ten Player of the Year award, which he did in his last season.

this week white Announced his retirement from the game of basketball after a solid 14-year professional career that included several years in the NBA as well as stops abroad.

Banner #4 – Opponent’s Guaranteed Play Money Revealed

Every year, IU pays a low key opposition to have ‘bought games’ come to the Assembly Hall in pre-conference with no showdown back at the opponent’s gym. Despite some hiccups, for the most part these contests are almost certain wins for Indiana and help fund the athletic budgets of these smaller schools.

The Hoosiers have seven such games and two exhibition matchups this season, and numbers for each were released this week. The highest amount awarded by IU will be $105,000 to Bethune-Cookman, closely followed by $100,000 to Morehead State and $95,000 to Elon and Kennesaw State. The contests against Miami (OH), Little Rock and Jackson State are part of an exempt tournament so each figure is not available. However, $270,000 will be compensated for the tournament as a whole between those three teams. The Hoosiers will also pay a combined $45,000 to Marian and St. Francis for exhibition games.

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In addition to these ‘easier’ opponents, Cream and Crimson have four extreme challenges ahead of them in the fall with games in Xavier and Kansas, as well as a home matchup with North Carolina and a neutral setting in Las Vegas against Arizona.

Banner #5 – Recruitment News

This week there were a couple of small recruitment notes even though this topic took a backseat to the other big events of the past few days.

First off, Inside the Hall provided a recruiting update for August on IU’s position with various prospects. Also, IU’s 2024 target Liam McNeeley posted his summer highlight video.

Banner #6 – Hoosier Summary

• Women’s Football Opened IU’s athletic season with a tie against a good team from West Virginia. They also had a trio of players. named to the Big Ten Watch List.

• Amanda Foster of Inside the Hall had a report on IU’s international women’s basketball players and how their performances abroad could bode well for the upcoming season.

• Football coach Tom Allenthe wide receiversY offensive linemen spoke to the media this week. Also, a couple of Hoosiers were named a preseason award liza.

• Men’s soccer lost two relatively meaningless exhibition games to Bowling Green and Louisville and Announced his season opener at Clemson this Friday will air on ESPNU at 7 pm. This is in addition to the four previously known games on BTN.

• Athletics Announced its recruiting class for the next season.

• Women’s golf Announced your calendar for the next season.

• rowing named a new assistant coach.

• Grass hockey sleepless various promotions on various games and named their captains.

Thank you for your continued support of The Assembly Call and Inside the Hall. We’ll be back next weekend with a new summary.

Now go enjoy a 6-banner Sunday.

Aaron (Ari) Shifron
Assembly Call Collaborator

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