Indiana moves season opener to Thursday night

5 comments by   |   Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:45 pm EDT

Indiana has moved its season opener with Indiana State from Saturday, Aug., 31 to Thursday, Aug. 29, marking the third time the Hoosier have played their home opener at Memorial Stadium on a Thursday night. From IU sports info.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the third time in school history, the Indiana football team will open the season on a Thursday night. The Hoosiers will host Indiana State on Thursday, Aug. 29. Kickoff time and television will be announced at a laterdate.

The move is from the originally scheduled date of Saturday, Aug. 31.

IU is 2-0 in Thursday season openers, defeating Eastern Kentucky in 2009 and Towson in 2010.

The Indiana State game is the first of eight home contests in 2013 and marks the second time in school history theprogram will host eight games (2008).

Navy makes its first trip to Bloomington since 1986 on Sept. 7. The Hoosiers have won both meetings between the two programs at Memorial Stadium.

Indiana faces Bowling Green for the first time on Sept. 14 and wraps up the non-conference schedule against Missouri on Sept. 21. IU is 6-2-2 all-time against the Tigers, including a 20-10 home victory the last time the two teams met on Sept. 26, 1992.

Following a bye week, the Hoosiers open Big Ten play against Penn State on Oct. 5. Indiana will then host Minnesota(Nov. 2) and Illinois (Nov. 9) before closing out the regular season and battling Purdue for the Old Oaken Bucket on Nov. 30.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Indiana football season. To order, contact the IU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHOOSIERS.com.


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5 comments:
#1
Kyle
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 1:06 PM EDT

Am I the only one that remembers opening the 2001 season on a Thursday night at NC State? I believe it was an ESPN game if I remember correctly. Wouldn’t that make this the 4th time in school history we open on a Thursday night?

 
#2
Podunker
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:35 PM EDT

Kyle, I remember the game, but don’t remember if it was Thursday night or not. I remember it because IU’s head coach took the best QB in The Big Ten and moved him to wide receiver. Disaster.

 
#3 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 5:04 PM EDT

Kyle, believe you’re right. Fixed.

 
#4
Big Hoosier/Ben/BHB/Big Ben
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 10:05 PM EDT

Dustin,

Have you been able to get a sneak peak on how our players are developing? Is the optimism higher then you can remember? Rumors on Ecklers replacement?

 
#5
Big Hoosier/Ben/BHB/Big Ben
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 10:08 PM EDT

I might be the only one, but I wish Wilson would do away with the Co-Defensive Coordinator. Just give it to Mallory, and be done with it. If it fails to produce, then we know who is to blame. .

 


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