"Just like last season, we have seven games at "The Rock" and I know our fans will be ready. We need their support and look forward to getting back on the field as we begin our quest to play 13 and end the year at a bowl game," Indiana Head Football Coach Terry Hoeppner said.
Indiana will open the 2007 season at The Rock, as Indiana State visits Bloomington on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. IU holds a 2-0 edge in the all-time series against the Sycamores, earning a 33-3 win the last time the teams met in the Hoosiers¹ 2003 home opener.
IU then heads to Kalamazoo, Mich., to face the Western Michigan Broncos on Sept. 8. Indiana disposed of the Broncos by a 39-20 margin in last year¹s season opener at Memorial Stadium and holds a 3-0 advantage all-time against WMU.
In its final tune-up before the Big Ten campaign, Indiana hosts Akron in a 6 p.m. kickoff. The Hoosiers and Zips have never met.
The Hoosiers kick off conference play on Sept. 22 at home vs. Illinois before heading to Iowa City on Sept. 29 for a battle with the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hoosiers also host Big Ten rivals Minnesota (Oct. 6), Penn State (Oct. 20- Homecoming) and Purdue (Nov. 17). Indiana travels to Michigan State (Oct. 13), Wisconsin (Oct. 27) and Northwestern (Nov. 10).
In its final non-conference game, the Hoosiers face Ball State for the second straight year. The teams will square off on Nov. 3 at The Rock. Last season, Indiana scored a 24-23 victory in Muncie to take a 3-0 lead in the all-time series.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2007 Indiana Football season. To order, contact the IU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHOOSIERS.com. Fans renewing or ordering new season tickets can save over $30 if they call before April 20. Supporters can also secure their seats for the upcoming season at the annual Cream and Crimson Spring Game on April 14. The spring game is free and open to the public.
2007 Indiana Football Schedule
* All game times are TBA unless otherwise noted.