INDIANAPOLIS -- The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is in town. Thousands of fans will fill the streets of downtown Indianapolis not only to attend the games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Students and almuni can connect with employers Thursday at the Career Expo at Union Station.
Saturday’s Hoops Day 5K will run past landmarks like Monument Circle and the Indiana Statehouse.
Indiana and Purdue begin play Friday, and it could be the first step toward a showdown Saturday. The Hoosiers won their 22nd Big Ten regular season championship this year, tying them with the Boilermakers. If both win Thursday, they will meet 1 p.m. Saturday.
IU is scheduled to play Friday at noon against the winner of the Northwestern-Michigan game. Purdue plays 25 minutes after IU against the winner of the Illinois-Iowa game.
It’s a tradition that each member school is paired with a downtown Indianapolis restaurant, allowing fans to gather with other supporters of their teams. Here are this year’s pairings:
Illinois: Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Nebraska: Granite City
Penn State: Harry & Izzy’s
Purdue: Scotty’s Brewhouse
Wisconsin: Cadillac Ranch
Indiana University: Kilroy’s Bar & Grill
Ohio State: Champps
Michigan: O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant
Michigan State: Slippery Noodle Inn
Iowa: Indianapolis Colts Grille
Minnesota: Hard Rock Café
Maryland: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Rutgers: Ike and Jonesy’s