Indiana Hoosiers Football News: Will play Ball State Cardinals in 2026

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University and Ball State University announced on Thursday afternoon their football programs will meet at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 12, 2026.
 
The Cardinals are the Hoosiers third and final 2026 non-conference opponent. IU previously announced it will host Colorado State (Sept. 6) and travel to Connecticut (Sept. 26).
 
Below are Indiana’s future non-conference opponents:
 
2022
9.10 – Idaho
9.17 – Western Kentucky  
9.24 – at Cincinnati
 
2023
9.9 – Indiana State
9.16 – vs. Louisville @ Lucas Oil Stadium
9.23 – Akron
 
2024
8.31 – Florida International
9.7 – at Louisville
9.21 – Charlotte
 
2025
8.30 – Old Dominion
9.6 – Louisville
9.13 – Indiana State
 
2026
9.5 – Colorado State
9.12 – Ball State
9.26 – at Connecticut
 
2027
9.11 – Indiana State
 
2030
8.31 – at Notre Dame
 
2031
9.27 – Notre Dame

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