by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
The Indiana-Iowa game originally scheduled to take place on February 18 has been rescheduled to take place next Thursday, February 27.
The original game was postponed because a piece of metal fell from the ceiling at Indiana’s Assembly Hall and damaged several seats. Engineers ruled that the venue is safe for a game, and the rescheduled date was determined earlier today.
“Both our University and outside consulting engineers have advised us — and we in turn have advised the Big Ten — that the remediation of the problems at Assembly Hall will be 100 percent complete by early next week and that Assembly Hall will be safe and ready to host Thursday’s men’s basketball game without any limitations or restrictions,” Glass said in a written statement.
February 27 always was the likely makeup date for the teams, but the schools had to work through the league’s television partners and enlist Purdue’s help. Iowa has a road game scheduled for February 25 at Minnesota. Three games in five days, including two on the road when classes were in session, seemed a bit much for any school.
The game is scheduled to tip at 9 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on ESPN.