The Indiana Hoosiers and the Virginia Cavaliers have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2017 and 2018, the two schools announced today.
In the first game of the series, Indiana will travel to face Virginia at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Sept. 9, 2017. The Hoosiers will then host the Cavaliers at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Sept. 8, 2018.
Indiana and Virginia have only met twice on the gridiron. The Cavaliers won both games of the home-and-home series, 47-7 in Charlottesville in 2009 and 34-31 in Bloomington in 2011.
“As I have previously noted, like IU, the University of Virginia is one of the premier public universities from one of the top conferences in the country. In addition to previously announced series against UConn (2019, 2020), Cincinnati (2021, 2022) and Ball State (2018-2020), this matchup is appealing to our players, alumni and fans,” IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass said.
For Virginia, the series with Indiana replaces two previously announced games against Stanford for the same two seasons and dates. According to UVA’s release, a “scheduling conflict” resulted in the cancellation of the games.
In 2017, Virginia also has non-conference games scheduled at home vs. William & Mary (Sept. 2), UConn (Sept. 16), and at Boise State (Sept. 23). The Cavaliers’ only other announced game for 2018 is a season-opener vs. Richmond on Sept. 1.
Indiana, which can only play three non-conference games per season beginning in 2016, is slated to host UMass in 2017 and Ball State in 2018. The Hoosiers need one more game for each season.