Fox Sports Indiana is rolling out some fun new features for the second annual Basketball Day Indiana. The 2018 installment of Basketball Day Indiana will take place on January 6th and will feature nine games, 13 hours of live basketball, and College Basketball Whip-Around, a new addition that will treat viewers to a RedZone-like experience.
The College Basketball Whip-Around experience will be hosted by Fox Sports Indiana’s Pacers broadcast team, Chris Denari and Quinn Buckner, who along with Brian Hammons (former Golf Channel host) will take viewers between the Purdue-Indiana women’s game, the Nebraska-Purdue men’s game, and the Seton Hall-Butler men’s game.
Jack Donovan, Fox Sports Indiana general manager and senior vice president, commented on Basketball Day Indiana as well as the introduction of College Basketball Whip-Around:
“Basketball Day Indiana showcases the sport at all levels – youth, high school, college and professional with the Pacers and Fever. On the college hoops front, we have three great options: the Purdue and Indiana women’s teams play in Bloomington, and in men’s basketball, Purdue hosts Nebraska and Butler hosts Seton Hall. All three games air in the same window, and they’re all on FOX channels. We coordinated with our colleagues at FS1 and BTN, and instead of simulcasting just one game on FOX Sports Indiana, we asked, ‘What if we showed all three?’ We’re calling it ‘College Basketball Whip-Around,’ and we’ll take fans from game to game. We believe that it’s a great opportunity to provide fans with a unique viewing experience, and we’re encouraging our announcers to have fun with it.”
Though the College Basketball Whip-Around experience sounds like the clear highlight, the rest of the day’s programming is loaded with content for basketball fans.
Below is a full schedule of the day’s events. All times are EST.