The Indiana Hoosiers and the Louisville Cardinals have scheduled a three-game football series for 2023, 2024, and 2025, the two schools announced today.
The first game of the series will be played on Sept. 16, 2023 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which is the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. Seating will be split evenly between the two schools, according to today’s announcement.
The series will then move to campus sites for the second and third games of the series. Indiana will travel to take on Louisville at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Sept. 7, 2024. The Hoosiers will then host the Cardinals at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Sept. 6, 2025.
Indiana and Louisville have met twice on the gridiron with both games being played in Bloomington. The Hoosiers won both games, 41-28 in 1985 and 21-0 in 1986.
As part of the agreement, Indiana and Louisville also agreed to a three-game series in basketball – 2016 in Indianapolis, 2017 in Louisville, and 2018 in Bloomington.
“I’ve felt for a long time that these series were a natural for fans from both universities and I’m thrilled to see it come to fruition,” said Tom Jurich, UofL Vice President and Director of Athletics. “We appreciate the efforts of Fred Glass and his staff in helping to pull this together. We have played each other in most sports and it has been a very friendly rivalry. There are a lot of fans in Southern Indiana that support both schools who I know will particularly enjoy the competition.”
“These series are tremendous for the football and basketball programs at both schools,” said Fred Glass, IU Vice President and Director of Athletics. “Our alumni, fans, and students will be thrilled to compete against such strong programs. I really want to thank Tom Jurich and the head coaches from both schools for working with us to make these great series a reality.”