IU-Ball State game set for 7 p.m. kickoff

From IU Sports Info:


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kevin Wilson will make his debut as Indiana head football coach at 7 p.m. ET against Ball State at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3. The game will be televised on ESPN3.

The Hoosiers non-conference schedule is now complete. IU opens its home schedule under the lights against Virginia (Saturday, Sept. 10) at 7 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.

The South Carolina State game (Saturday, Sept. 17) will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network and the Hoosiers first road game at North Texas (Saturday, Sept. 24) will start at 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

Additionally, Indiana will welcome Northwestern for Homecoming at noon ET on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Hoosiers will kick off at 11 a.m. CT/noon ET at Wisconsin (Saturday, Oct. 15) and at Iowa (Oct. 22).

Season tickets are on sale now. Adult tickets for the 2011 season are $230 and Youth tickets are $30. Fans may order by phone by calling 1-866-IUSPORTS (487-7678) or online at IUHoosiers.com.


  1. ESPN 3, as in online like the Virgina away game. I know we are IU football against the powerhouse of BSU, but seriously, they can’t get someone to televise the game? And I see North Texas is on ESPN3 as well. A twofer!

  2. Did Wilson schedule this game? If so, someone needs to explain that it’s a “no win” situation to open the season against BSU. If IU wins, they were supposed to. If IU loses, Wilson’s tenure begins with a flop and IU stumbles out of the gate. In that sense, I guess its worth watching.

    No offense to our friends from BSU, but IU’s got to win BIG or it will be seen as a disappointing start to the Wilson era. I’m not saying Wilson should run up the score, but a close game in the fouth quarter will not be good for IU FB.

  3. I don’t think IU has to worry.. based on what I’ve seen from the Cards the past 2 years, this is a minimum 17 point victory.

  4. Podunker: The BSU game is the first of a “home” and home series that we agreed to in 2010, before Wilson was hired. The original plan was for us to play this game in Muncie and the series would shift to Bloomington in 2012.

  5. This should be a great time. In Indianapolis against our BSU friends. IU should win, but I think it will be a good game. In-state games usually are. I will be flying in for this one. HOO HOO HOOSIERS!

  6. I thought that the point of the Big Ten Network-BTN-was to televise games exactly like Indiana versus Ball State and North Texas. Can’t they at least show it at midnight so we can see the Hoosiers play?

  7. The BTN doesn’t have the rights to non-conf. road games (although they did purchase the rights to the WKU game last year).

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