Report: Indiana to play in 2016 Armed Forces Classics at Pearl Harbor


One team has been revealed for the 2016 Armed Forces Classic played on a Naval base in Pearl Harbor, according to a report on Friday.

Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star obtained a contract agreement between ESPN and Indiana University, as the Hoosiers are set to appear in the annual early-season contest. The game set for Nov. 11, 2016 and will be played a month before the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the United States entering World War II.

This will be the fifth installment of the Armed Forces Classic, a showcase which began in 2012. In the inaugural game, UConn head coach Kevin Ollie picked up his first career win over Tom Izzo and Michigan State. Last season, Oregon defeated Georgetown. Next month, Rick Pitino and his Louisville program will square off against his son, Richard, who is entering his second season as the Minnesota head coach.

For the Hoosiers, 2016 will mark a second straight November trip to Hawaii. Indiana is in a 2015 Maui Invitational field along with Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.