Indiana, Western Kentucky reschedule three-game football series

By Kevin Kelley -

The Indiana Hoosiers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have rescheduled their three-game football series, FBSchedules.com has learned.

Back in 2015, Indiana and Western Kentucky scheduled a three game football series that was set to be played at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., on Sept. 7, 2019 and again on Sept. 12, 2020, with the final contest set for Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., on Sept. 25, 2021.

According to a copy of an amendment to the original contract that was signed in August of 2020, the two schools have rescheduled the series. The amendment was obtained from Indiana University via a state public records request.

The three-game series will now begin with Indiana traveling to face Western Kentucky at Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium on Sept. 25, 2021. The following season on Sept. 17, 2022, the Hilltoppers will travel to face the Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium.

Indiana will also host the third and final game of the series in Bloomington. That contest is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2029.

As part of the new agreement, Indiana will pay Western Kentucky a $550,000 guarantee for each game played in Bloomington.

Indiana and Western Kentucky have met three times previously. The Hoosiers won all three games, 31-13 in Bloomington in 2008, 38-21 in Bowling Green in 2010, and 38-35 in Bloomington in 2015.

Indiana is currently scheduled to open the 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 on the road against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Western Kentucky opens their season on the same date at home against the UT Martin Skyhawks.

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