Making The Crossroads Classic Even Better

December 18, 2011

IU Hoops, Purdue Hoops

There are 10 Division 1 basketball schools in Indiana. Why not include them all in the Crossroads Classic?

A day after the wildly successful inaugural Crossroads Classic, Terry Hutchens offered a good idea to make it even better:

Why limit it to just Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler?

Don’t get me wrong. I think the format on Saturday was a good one, and I think next season could be some good games again when Notre Dame plays Purdue and IU faces Butler. But if the idea is to bring Indiana’s colleges together, why not make it a 10-team event with all 10 Division I representatives throughout the state?

You could make it a two-day affair and you could come up with some kind of rotation system for the other six teams. I would still leave the Big Four rotating just the way the contract has it now. But why not get those other teams involved, too?

He suggests having the four lesser power schools (IUPUI, IPFW, Valpo and Evansville) play Friday night, with Ball State and Indiana State playing the early Saturday game before the Big Four play later in the day.

Hutchens gets the idea of the day sticker from the Daily Big Ten. Please contact our marketing department to collect, Terry.

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