2016 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

Men's Tournament: March 9-13

Ticket Information
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Big Ten Men's Basketball Ancillary Events
  • Big Ten Conference Career Expo ● Thursday, March 10 
  • Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award ● Friday, March 11
  • Big Ten Hoops Day 5K ● Saturday, March 12 ● 8:00 a.m.
  • Big Ten Men’s Marathon in 51 Days ● Saturday, March 12 ● 8:00 a.m.
  • Men’s Pep Rally ● Sunday, March 13 ● 12:00pm-2:00pm Ober Lot
Please note, schedule of events are subject to change.

Big Ten Career Expo, March 10

The Big Conference Career Expo returns to Indianapolis on March 10. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Station in downtown Indianapolis, students and alumni from the 14 Big Ten universities can connect with employers to discuss employment and internship opportunities. The Career Expo is free and will feature employer booths and a cyber café staffed with career counselors to assist students with interviewing skills and resume reviews. There also will be a special sports career-focused session, The Sporting Life: Careers in Sports, featuring a variety of panelists from the sports world at 10:30 a.m.
  • Susan Baughman, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Operations, Indiana Sports Corp
  • Kim Beauvais, Vice President, Human Resources & Business Operations, Big Ten Network
  • Anthony Calhoun, Sports Director, WISH-TV 
  • Randall (Randy) Dick, former Board of Trustee, American College of Sports Medicine 
  • Rick Fuson, President/Chief Operating Officer, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
  • Ronnie Ramos, Managing Director, Indianapolis Star
  • Larry Hall, Vice President of Ticket Operations and Guest Services, Indianapolis Colts
Register for the Expo here | Read more about the sports panelists here

Restaurant Pairings

It's tradition that each member school in the Big Ten Conference be paired with a downtown Indianapolis restaurant. These restaurants are gathering spots for alumni and fans to gather and cheer on their teams throughout the tournaments.
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
Northwestern Champions
Minnesota Hard Rock Café
Maryland Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Rutgers Ike and Jonesy's 

Hoops Day 5K

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8 a.m. in Indianapolis, IN at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The downtown course runs past many of Indianapolis’ finest attractions including Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Monument Circle, the State Capitol Building, Lucas Oil Stadium and many restaurants in the restaurant paring program. Click here to register and for more information. Registration is $30 before race day and $35 on March 12. 


The Big Ten Conference and Indiana Sports Corp have partnered with local organizations to initiate several sustainability programs during the 2016 Men’s  and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.

  • IndyGo, Indianapolis’ public transportation provider, has donated 350 passes for tournament guests to ride public transportation while in Indianapolis for the tournaments. Passes are available at the welcome desks at many downtown hotels. Just show a game ticket or credential. Check here to find the locations for IndyGo bus stops in the downtown area. IndyGo serves all of Marion County with 31 bus routes and ADA paratransit service. In 2015, IndyGo provided more than 9.7 million passenger trips to visitors and residents. IndyGo is also a leader in alternative energy with 21 fully electric buses. IndyGo is scheduled to start building the Red Line, the nation’s first battery-powered all electric bus rapid transit system in 2018.
  • Middle schools in the Indianapolis area that are partnering to participate in the Big Ten Conference Middle School Curriculum Program will be provided with more than 500 “seed basketballs”.  Each class that participates in the project will receive the seed pods to place on a designated area of their school lawns and watch the wildflowers grow in the spring. If you’d like to try a similar project, here are some ideas: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Davita
  • Indiana Sports Corp, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Republic Services and the Indiana Recycling Coalition are working together to ensure all 26 basketball games and outside community events associated with the tournament have ample recycling bins available. All visitors, fans, athletes, and the entire to community are encouraged to recycle during the event  
Congratulations to the 2016 Women's Big Ten Tournament Champions, Maryland!