IU, Ball State extend football rivalry into next decade

Indiana University will play Ball State University in football in four of the next five seasons, including a 2019 game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IU athletic director Fred Glass announced Thursday.

Next season's nonconference schedule for IU includes a trip to Florida International with home games against Ball State and Wake Forest.

In 2017, the Hoosiers visit Virginia, and host Florida International and Georgia Southern.

In 2018, Indiana will visit Florida International and host Virginia and Ball State. In 2019, there's the Ball State game in Indianapolis and home dates against Western Kentucky and UConn.

Indiana will visit UConn and host Ball State and Western Kentucky in 2020; host Cincinnati and Idaho, and visit Western Kentucky in 2021; and visit Cincinnati and host Idaho and Charlotte in 2002.

The Hoosiers will play UMass and Charlotte at home, and Louisville in Indianapolis in 2023.

Ball State and IU have played each other seven times in football. The Hoosiers lead the series 4-3, but the Cardinals have won the last three meetings (2008, 2011, 2012).

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