Indiana releases full 2014 football schedule

No big surprises here, but Indiana put out it’s finalized 2014 football schedule. The non-conference opponents were known but the dates hadn’t been announced. The release from IU follows.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football team will host six games at Memorial Stadium in 2014 and will open the season against Indiana State on Saturday, Aug. 30. IU will also welcome Maryland (Sept. 27), North Texas (Oct. 4), Michigan State (Oct. 18), Penn State (Nov. 8) and Purdue (Nov. 29) to Bloomington.

Season tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 12. To order, contact the IU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHoosiers.com.

“The support from Hoosier Nation has been awesome this offseason,” head coach Kevin Wilson said. “There is a great vibe out there with our students, community and alumni, and we need that to carry over into the season. Having a packed house makes a difference. Let’s win together!”

The Hoosiers will continue their previously scheduled series at Bowling Green (Sept. 13) and at Missouri (Sept. 20). Indiana will take its first trip to BGSU and will travel to Columbia for the first time since a 27-27 tie on Sept. 28, 1991.

 

IU will make its Big Ten East Division debut against Maryland, and in addition to hosting fellow division members Michigan State and Penn State, will hit the road for meetings with Michigan (Nov. 1), Rutgers (Nov. 15) and Ohio State (Nov. 22).

 

Indiana and Iowa will face off in a cross-division showdown in Iowa City on Oct. 11. The Hoosiers will close out the year with their defense of the Old Oaken Bucket against Purdue. IU and PU is the one protected cross-division matchup on an annual basis.

 

Date                Opponent                   Location

Aug. 30           Indiana State               MEMORIAL STADIUM

Sept. 13           Bowling Green            Bowling Green, Ohio

Sept. 20           Missouri                     Columbia, Mo.

Sept. 27           Maryland                    MEMORIAL STADIUM

Oct. 4              North Texas                MEMORIAL STADIUM

Oct. 11            Iowa                            Iowa City, Iowa

Oct. 18            Michigan State            MEMORIAL STADIUM

Nov. 1             Michigan                     Ann Arbor, Mich.

Nov. 8             Penn State                   MEMORIAL STADIUM

Nov. 15           Rutgers                        Piscataway, N.J.

Nov. 22           Ohio State                   Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 29           Purdue                         MEMORIAL STADIUM

 

15 comments

  1. Am I missing something here, but is it true we are playing Purdue at home in back to back years? The Bucket game was at IU this past season and it usually bounces back and forth. Is this a typo or are we really getting back to back home games for the Bucket? Not complaining, but have never seen this before in the rivalry.

  2. Gotta think this is a typo. Can’t imagine PU agreeing to two consecutive Bucket games at IU.

    This is one tough schedule! Pulling off 6 wins will be a challenge.

  3. Probably not a typo, do not understand why this happens, but have seen it before. A few years ago, The Hoosiers had to play at Wisconsin two years in a row (2010&2011), talk about getting the shaft…but not complaining about playing PU at home two years in a row:)

  4. And after further review, this will make it two years in a row that we have to go on the road to play Michigan and Ohio State!! Pretty ridiculous…..

  5. For me the two biggest unknowns are Maryland and Rutgers. Don’t really follow them even though they are coming into the league, but how do they stack up? I know they have been good in the past, but what about now.

  6. The issue Penn St will be dealing with is a new coach with a new system. This will be a transition year for them. Having said that, we do play them toward the end of the year and by then may be more comfortable with the new system.

  7. I think we have a real shot beating Rutgers and Maryland and we should also beat ISU, BGSU and PU. That would give us 5 wins. Penn State is not a given despite last year’s excellent performance. Historically, we’ve played Iowa tough even at Iowa City. Six wins is possible but its gonna be tough!

  8. It is so much fun to pretend that you know what you are talking about, especially when no one will remember it in 7 months time anyway. There are 5 pretty solid wins: ISU, BG, Maryland (H), N TX, and Purdue; there are 4 pretty solid defeats: Mizzo, MSU, MI and OSU. So the season revolves around the 3 “toss-up” games: IA (Away), PSU (H), Rutgers (Away). Win 1 and go to a bowl; win 2 and have a very satisfying season; win all 3 and Coach Wilson gets the next Big Job after the firings in December in the SEC, PAC, or formerly Big 12! I hope AD Glass has a really BIG buy-out clause in Wilson’s contract! For the record IU’s 2014 football recruits are now ranked #36 by Yahoo/Rivals; only OSU (3), PSU (23), MSU (26), MI (31), NE (32), and WI (33) are higher in the Big (now 14 strong). So the future does look bright!

  9. Anxious to see who Coach Wilson hires for the last assistant job. Also what position will Knorr coach? Safeties and ST’s are the only 2 openings. I’m betting the new hire will be a specialist for K&R ST’s.

  10. Because of conference realignment the schedules had to be revised so some teams will be playing an opponent at the same venue two years in a row.

    Reviewing your roster IU could potentially have an offensive unit made up of 9 juniors and seniors, and a defense of 7 juniors and seniors. This is an upperclassmen lead team, but is that where most of the high level talent reside, or is it in the younger group?

    On the plus side IU has two experienced QB’s, a proven running back and a veteran OL that combined has shown to be a extremely potent. The departure of Latimer and Bolser and who will pick up their production are the only questions. Offensively IU is sound.

    The defense has a long way to go. Knorr will have his work cut out for him. If he’s able to provide IU with one more win above last season’s IU will go bowling. IU faces a strong number of talented offenses with quality quarterbacks. Your defense will be tested.

    Good luck in 2014.

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