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May 24, 2023
Indiana Men’s Soccer
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Three months from kickoff, Indiana men’s soccer head coach Todd Yeagley announced the team’s 2023 season schedule on Wednesday (May 24).
The 2023 slate includes seven teams that made the 2022 NCAA Tournament, eight teams that finished top 40 in RPI last fall as well as 10 games at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Season tickets are on sale now, and fans can see every home match for a one-time payment of $40.
“Our 2023 schedule is packed with top teams from coast to coast,” Yeagley said. “Having a challenging non-conference schedule ensures we are battle-tested and prepared for postseason opportunities.
“The Big Ten continues to be one of the top conferences in the nation, and we expect great matches as we all chase the conference title. We are fortunate to have an unbelievable atmosphere at Armstrong Stadium, and we look forward to the excitement ahead this fall.”
The season kicks off Aug. 24 against Notre Dame in South Bend. Five of the last six matches between the in-state opponents have been decided by one goal, all wins for Indiana.
IU’s home opener is set for Aug. 29 against DePaul. Indiana was 9-1-3 on its home field in 2022 and holds a 354-70-52 record all-time at “The Bill.” Five of IU’s contests against 2022 top-40 RPI teams will be played at Armstrong Stadium.
The Hoosiers kick off their September slate in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic against Washington (Sept. 1) and Seton Hall (Sept. 4). Both teams reached the NCAA Tournament last season, and the Huskies were the No. 2 national seed before falling to eventual College Cup team Creighton. Fans attending the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic can also see Ohio State take on Seton Hall, a game played immediately before IU’s matchup with Washington.
On Sept. 8, Indiana will travel to take on South Florida – its third consecutive match against a team that made the 2022 NCAA Tournament. IU will play Kentucky Oct. 3 in its final non-conference road match. The Wildcats were the No. 1 national seed in 2022 before a 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh, who Indiana defeated in the NCAA College Cup semifinal.
Indiana will host non-conference, in-state opponents Butler (Sept. 19), Evansville (Oct. 11) and Trine (Oct. 27). IU was 3-0-1 against teams from The Hoosier State last season.
Big Ten Conference play kicks off Sept. 15 when IU welcomes Wisconsin. The Hoosiers also host Michigan (Sept. 26), Ohio State (Oct. 15) and reigning Big Ten Champion Rutgers (Oct. 29) on the final day of the regular season. IU’s Big Ten road matches include Michigan State (Sept. 22), Penn State (Oct. 8), Maryland (Oct. 20) and Northwestern (Oct. 24).
IU will play three exhibitions in the buildup to the 2023 season. The preseason slate includes matches against Wright State (Aug. 11) and Louisville (Aug. 18) in Bloomington, bookending a neutral-site friendly with Bowling Green Aug. 15 at the Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield. Fans can attend all three preseason games for free.
Indiana played one of the toughest schedules in the nation in 2022, recording a 4-3-1 record against ranked opponents leading up to the NCAA Tournament. As a result, IU earned its NCAA record ninth-straight national seed and was prepared for a run to its NCAA record 22nd NCAA College Cup and 17th national final appearance. It ended the slate 8-3-2 against ranked teams.
SEASON TICKET INFORMATION
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling the IU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-866-IUSPORTS (487-7678). Adult season ticket packages are $40, and youth ticket packages (ages 3-18) are priced at $20. Each order will also receive a concession voucher for each match as well as 10 priority points in the ‘Other Sports’ category. For more information on the Varsity Club’s Priority Points program, visit here.
Season ticket holders will also receive an exclusive gift from Indiana men’s soccer, redeemable at any home match.
Single-match tickets will go on sale Aug. 2. Indiana University faculty/staff and students receive free admission to home matches with a valid Crimson Card.
2023 Indiana Men’s Soccer Schedule by 2022 RPI
2. Indiana* (13)
5. Washington* (2)
6. Kentucky* (1)
30. Ohio State*
34. South Florida*
38. Seton Hall*
52. Notre Dame
56. Penn State
68. Michigan State
NA – Trine
* – Denotes 2022 NCAA Tournament appearance | National seed in parenthesis