Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler will participate in the Crossroads Classic, a basketball doubleheader starting next year in Indianapolis.
The Hoosiers will face Notre Dame while Purdue meets Butler on Dec. 17, 2011. IU meets Butler and Notre Dame takes on Purdue the next year, Dec. 15, 2012.
The games will take place at Conseco Fieldhouse.
"We think it makes tremendous sense to resurrect what had been a pretty historic doubleheader with what I think most people would acknowledge are the four premier programs in the state," IU athletic director Fred Glass said in a statement. "I think it will be a really good event and a great showcase for the state of Indiana."
The Irish and Hoosiers last faced each other on Nov. 24, 2008 when Notre Dame defeated Indiana, 88-50, in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The last regular-season meeting between the two schools in the state of Indiana occurred on Dec. 12, 2004 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington as the Irish defeated the Hoosiers, 55-45. Indiana leads the all-time series, 47-21.
IU leads the all-time series with Butler 36-13. The Bulldogs won the last meeting 60-55 on Nov. 14, 2006.
The athletic directors of the four schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to the Crossroads Classic for two years. The event will be reviewed after two years to assess its future.