IU soccer announces 2015 schedule

The IU men’s soccer team announced its 2015 schedule today, including 11 home matches at Armstrong Stadium. Here’s the full release:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University head men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley announced the program’s 2015 schedule today, featuring 11 matches at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Season tickets for 2015 are now on sale at $27 for adults and $9 ages 3-18. Children two and under are free. Each adult season ticket also comes with a $10 concession voucher. Indiana University faculty/staff and students receive free admission.

As an Early Signee incentive, fans who purchase season tickets before July 1 will be entered into a drawing to win an authentic IU men’s soccer jersey.

Season tickets can be purchased at the IU Athletics Ticket office, by phone or online at IUHoosiers.com.

“Our 2015 schedule will once again be one of most challenging schedules in the nation,” said head coach Todd Yeagley. “Our players and fans enjoy the tough competition and we look forward to another successful campaign this fall. The Hoosier Army and our loyal IU soccer fans are the best in college soccer and we excited to take the field at Armstrong Stadium in August.”

Before the official start of the 2015 season, the Hoosiers will play a pair of exhibition matches in Bloomington against Valparaiso (August 17-7:30 p.m.) and Western Michigan (August 20-7:30 p.m.). The preseason slate will wrap up on August 22 as Indiana makes its annual trip to the Shindigz National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, where it will face Marquette.

The adidas/IU Credit Union Classic is the official open to the 2015 season and will feature Maryland, Notre Dame, St. John’s and the Hoosiers. Indiana and St. John’s will match up on Friday, August 28 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a showdown with in-state rival Notre Dame on Sunday, August 30 at 2 p.m. ET. This will be the seventh meeting between Indiana and the Red Storm, with the last a 0-0 tie in 2011 in New York.

Indiana and Notre Dame square off for the 39th time in regular season action. The Hoosiers were 1-0 winners over the Fighting Irish last fall and recorded a 2-1 victory in spring play.

Following the Classic the Hoosiers make their annual visit to the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in Notre Dame, Indiana. The Hoosiers play UAB on Friday, September 4 at 5 p.m., followed by USF on Sunday, September 6 at 11:30 a.m. UAB was victorious in the last meeting between the schools by a 2-1 OT score in 2013. Indiana and South Florida last met in 2008, resulting in a 0-0 tie.

The 2015 Big Ten season opens at Penn State on Sunday, September 13. The Hoosiers lead the all-time series 29-13-4 but are looking for their first win since 2012. That is followed by a trip to Butler on Wednesday, September 16. Indiana is 2-1-1 in its last four meetings with the Bulldogs.

The Hoosiers are back at Armstrong Stadium for a two-match home stand beginning on Sunday, September 20 against Rutgers. In the inaugural Big Ten meeting last year the Hoosiers came away with a 2-1 victory. That is followed by Evansville on Wednesday, September 23.

Indiana closes out the month of September on the road at Northwestern (September 27) and at Saint Louis (September 30). Both meetings with the Wildcats last season ended in a tie, with the Hoosiers getting the better of NU in penalty kicks in the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers have won four-straight meetings with the Billikens, including a 3-1 victory in Bloomington last season.

IUPUI will pay a visit to Armstrong Stadium on Wednesday, October 7, for the first meeting between the two programs since 2006. The Hoosiers are 7-0 all-time against the Jaguars. Ohio State comes to Bloomington on October 10, with the Hoosiers riding a five-match win streak in the series.

Indiana travels to Maryland on October 16 in a rematch of last year’s Big Ten Tournament title game, won by the Terps by a 2-1 score. That is followed by the Hoosiers’ final three home matches of the regular season. First up is Louisville on October 20, as the Hoosiers posted a 3-0 road victory last season. Michigan comes to Bloomington on October 24, with IU recording a 3-1 victory in Ann Arbor last season.

A match against Wisconsin on October 31 closes out the home slate. The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Madison last season, and this will be the Badgers first visit to Armstrong Stadium since 2012.

The regular season schedule concludes on November 4 as Indiana visits Michigan State. The Spartans were 3-2 winners last season as the teams have split the last two meetings.

The Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round is set for November 8 at campus sites. The semifinals and final will take place November 13 and 15 at the site of the highest remaining seed.

NCAA Tournament first-round action begins on November 19, with the second round on November 22, third round on November 29, and the quarterfinals December 4-6. The 2015 NCAA College Cup will take place December 11 and 13 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Missouri, home of Major League Soccer’s Sporting KC.

Single game tickets go on sale in July. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for youth. New for 2015 is the Family Package. For $28 fans will receive four tickets and food vouchers to be exchanged at the Armstrong Stadium concession stand. Family Packages must be purchased in advance of game day.