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IU continues work on future schedules, adds game in 2025

Hoosiers set to host Old Dominion in four years

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Indiana athletic director Scott Dolson spent recent weeks making progress on IU’s 2026 football schedule, locking in games against Colorado State and UConn. On Wednesday, the athletic department made more scheduling progress, finalizing its 2025 non-conference slate with a season-opening home game against Old Dominion.

The Aug. 30, 2025 contest will mark the first meeting between the Hoosiers and Monarchs, who only recently moved up to Football Bowl Subdivision competition when they joined Conference USA in 2014. According to the Virginian-Pilot, IU will pay ODU a $1.3 million guarantee for playing in Bloomington.

Former Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne is in his first year as the Monarchs’ coach. ODU did not play any games in 2020.

After opening the 2025 season against the Monarchs, IU will host Louisville at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 6 for the final matchup of a three-game series with the Cardinals. A week later, Indiana State will make the short trip to Bloomington for the Hoosiers’ non-conference finale.

With Wednesday’s news, here are IU’s currently-scheduled non-league games through the 2031 season:


Sept. 11: vs. Idaho
Sept. 18: vs. Cincinnati
Sept. 25: at Western Kentucky


Sept. 10: vs. Idaho
Sept. 17: vs. Western Kentucky
Sept. 24: at Cincinnati


Sept. 9: vs. Indiana State
Sept. 16: vs. Louisville (at Lucas Oil Stadium)
Sept. 23: vs. Akron


Aug. 31: vs. Florida International
Sept. 7: at Louisville
Sept. 21: vs. Charlotte


Aug. 30: vs. Old Dominion
Sept. 6: vs. Louisville
Sept. 13: vs. Indiana State


Sept. 5: vs. Colorado State
Sept. 26: at UConn


Sept. 11: vs. Indiana State


Aug. 31: at Notre Dame


Sept. 27: vs. Notre Dame