The Indiana Hoosiers and the UConn Huskies have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2019 and 2020, both schools officially announced this afternoon.
Indiana will host the first game of the series at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Sept. 21, 2019. The Hoosiers will then travel to face the Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Sept. 26, 2020.
“We are excited to be able to add an opponent like UConn to our schedule,” Indiana Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeremy Gray said. “This addition keeps us in line with our goal of having seven home games every year and is consistent with the Big Ten’s policy that each school play at least one major conference opponent in the non-conference every season. We feel that adding UConn is great for both our fans and our program as we continue to move forward.”
The two schools have only met twice previously. UConn leads the series 2-0 after a 34-10 win at home in 2003 and a 14-7 win on the road in 2006.
The games against UConn are the first announced non-conference games for Indiana for both the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
UConn now has two non-conference games scheduled in 2019 and 2020. The Huskies are also slated to host Illinois on Sept. 7, 2019 and play at Illinois on Sept. 12, 2020.
Wait, UConn isn’t in the SEC. What’s going on? I’m sure no fewer than five SEC athletic directors have contacted Kansas, Wake Forest, Rutgers, and Boston College to make sure their future P5 matchups are in tact.
Auburn is playing K State
Alabama is playing WVU
oh hell why tell you it doesn’t matter you will cry it is not enough
“…is consistent with the Big Ten’s policy that each school play at least one major conference opponent in the non-conference every season.”
Mr Indiana, sorry to break the news to you, but UConn is not a “major conference opponent in the non-conference”.
Neither the AAC or the MWC are major conferences. Let them play each other and consider it their bowl game for the year. Toilet bowl, that is.
And that goes for Mr. Illinois as well.
Need to add…If the B1G has decided to include the AAC in its definiton of a “major conference”, then the MWC should be included as well. The MWC is just as strong conference than the AAC, and maybe stronger.
But of these two conference I’m still trying to figure out who has the stronger schedule this season, Air Force or Houston.
What an elitist naive thing to say. Did you see UCF play last year? Louisville? The idea that teams in these conferences can’t compete at all with bigger schools is ludicrous. You are going to have non power five conference teams rise up and be a serious contender once in a while.
Those Boise State teams were one of the best in the country a few years ago and easily could have competed for a national title if they were included. Utah in 2008 put together a title contender. TCU under Andy Dalton would have competed in the playoffs for NT.
It will happen.
Roll Green Wave; NOLA awaits Tulane games against the ACC, Big 12, BIG, Pac 12, and SEC.Looking forward to our ho,me game with Georgia Tech 9/6/14.
Not elitist at all. Just objective observations as far as conferences go. Certainly UCF has been competitive but top-down the AAC conference is not even close to the power five. That is why the AAC is included in the Group of Five. And Louisville is no longer in the AAC so it is a red herring don’t include them in any future analysis.
I used Louisville as a sample team that was not part of the power five. The point is we had numerous examples of non power conference teams challenging at the highest level of college football. To think that will not continue is foolish. These conferences as a whole cant compete top to bottom but we will continue to see teams emerge to be ranked high and worthy of potential playoff spot.
Whether they will get to the playoff is up in the air. College football has a long history of consolidating power to keep the smaller schools from attainment through economics and access.
To group schedules by “major” conferences like the way the SEC did is just foolish. There are 65 schools in the power five (counting Notre Dame). All those schools will not rank 1-65 with every school outside the power conference unable to attain a ranking above 65. Those ranking will contain a considerable amount of teams from the other five conferences.
uconn vs. Indiana. I used lower case because these are lower case teams with a very poor future in football. basketball is there championship sport.