For the second consecutive season, Indiana will open its schedule on a Thursday night.
The school, in conjunction with the Big Ten and Ohio State, announced that the season opener against the Buckeyes will be played on Thursday, Aug. 31 at Memorial Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 2.
It will be the fourth Thursday night game in Memorial Stadium history. The Hoosiers played Eastern Kentucky on a Thursday in 2009, Towson in 2010 and Indiana State in 2013. IU also opened the 2016 season with a Thursday night win at Florida International.
“Opening the season on a Thursday night against a great Big Ten opponent is quite an opportunity for our program,” IU athletic director Fred Glass said in a statement. “The atmosphere in Memorial Stadium will be electric as we usher in the 2017 season under the lights against the Buckeyes.”
A kickoff time and television assignment will be announced at a later date.