Northwestern's Big 10 Schedule

Bill Carmody Coaching during a game

This year, the Northwestern Wildcats begin and end their Big 10 season on the road, according to the conference schedule released Wednesday. Add the other non conference games already announced and the Cats have 20 games scheduled with lots of room in November and December for more. One last thing, Nikola Baran has been officially added to the basketball roster...

Northwestern has a total 20 games scheduled so far:
4 Saturday home games are listed, and only the ACC-Big 10 Challenge game against Miami, November 28th, the January 3rd game at Penn State and the February 7th game against Illinois are scheduled to be televised on national cable. CBS has the option to pick up the Indiana game on February 27 or 28th, ESPN may also broadcast that game.

CBS will also will broadcast the Semifinal and Finals from the Big 10 Tournament. Earlier round games are on ESPN2 and ESPN.

So far, the only other games on the schedule are the 3 listed as part of the San Juan Shootout, December 19-21. and the Big 10-ACC Challenge game against Miami which will be played at NU this year.

The Cats face Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Minnesota, Illinois, Penn State, Purdue and Indiana at home this year. We'll see Iowa and Michigan State only on the road. The schedule does avoid long road trips, NU has 3 pair of back to back home games, and 2 on the road.

Still to come is the rest if the non-conference schedule. NU has their open weekend January 27th, and no midweek game the week of February 18th.

NU returns 3 Seniors this year, and list 4 freshmen on their 2006 roster. They've recently added Nikola Baran, a 6-7 forward from Zagreb, Croatia to the official roster. He joins Kevin Coble, Jeremy Nash and Jeff Ryan on the list.

There are also rumors of another Croat coming this Fall. 6-8 Center/Forward Ivan Peljusic is rumored to be planning to start class in September, making him eligible for the 2006-07 season.

Senior's Tim Doyle, Joe Kennedy and Vince Scott will provide the leadership for the Cats - there's only one Junior listed, Jason Okrzesik. If Ivan Tolic is cleared to play his final year, he'd be the 4th senior and with at least one, maybe two Croats joining the Wildcats this Fall, would help with the transition to the U.S.

Craig Moore and Sterling Williams, both sophomores should also provide a little stability in the NU Backcourt. Jason Okrzesik is also expected to make his presence known quickly this year.

Day
Date
Game
Time
TV?
Tues
11/28
Big 10-ACC Challenge:
Miami at Northwestern
9:30 p.m.-
ESPN2    
Tues
12/19
San Juan Shootout - Tennesee Tech
1:00 P

Wed
12/20
San Juan Shootout - 2nd round


Thu
12/21
San Juan Shootout - Finals


Wed
1/3
NORTHWESTERN at PENN STATE 7:00 EST ESPNU
Sat
1/6
MICHIGAN at NORTHWESTERN
1:31 CST ESPN Plus Regional
Wed
1/10
NORTHWESTERN at MICHIGAN STATE 
8:00 EST ESPN Plus Local
Sat
1/13
WISCONSIN at NORTHWESTERN 
1:31 CST ESPN Plus Regional
Wed
1/17
NORTHWESTERN at OHIO STATE 
8:00 EST ESPN Plus Local
Sat
1/20
NORTHWESTERN at MINNESOTA 1:31 CST ESPN Plus Regional
Wed
1/24
OHIO STATE at NORTHWESTERN 
7:00 CST ESPN Plus Local
Wed
1/31
MINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERN 
7:00 CST ESPN Plus Local
Sat
2/3
NORTHWESTERN at WISCONSIN 
1:05 CST ESPN Plus Regional
Wed
2/7
ILLINOIS at NORTHWESTERN 
6:00 CST ESPN2
Sat
2/10
PENN STATE at NORTHWESTERN 
1:31 CST ESPN Plus Regional
Wed
2/14
NORTHWESTERN at IOWA
7:00 CST
ESPN Plus Local
Sun
2/18
NORTHWESTERN at ILLINOIS
2:00 CST
ESPN Plus Local
Sat
2/24
PURDUE at NORTHWESTERN
11:17 CST
ESPN Plus Regional
Tue/Wed
2/27-28
INDIANA at NORTHWESTERN
6:00 CST CBS/ESPN/ESPN Plus
Sat
3/3
NORTHWESTERN at PURDUE
12:00 or 2:00 EST
ESPN Plus Regional
Thu-Sun
3/8 - 11
2007 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center, Chicago, IL


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