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Big Four Classic to Remain in Des Moines through 2017

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DES MOINES, Ia – Officials with the Big Four Classic announced Wednesday that the event will continue through 2017 at Wells Fargo Arena.

The one day men’s basketball showcase, which began in 2012, features back to back games between Iowa’s four Division I NCAA basketball programs (Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, and Northern Iowa).

Next year, the even takes place on Dec. 19th.  In 2016 it will be on Dec. 17, and in 2017 it will be on Dec 16th.

This year’s Big Four Classic takes place this Saturday.  # 13 Iowa State takes on Drake at 4 p.m., followed by Northern Iowa vs Iowa at 6:30 p.m.

Officials also announced today that this year’s event is a sellout, a first in the Big Four Classic’s brief history.