Indiana men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley announced the program’s 2022 schedule ahead of its 50th season on Thursday.
The slate will feature 10 regular season matches on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
The 17-match regular season will see the Hoosiers face eight teams that played in the 2021 NCAA Tournament including two that reached the NCAA College Cup. Eleven of IU’s opponents finished top-60 in the end-of-season RPI ranking.
“This is a special season for IU men’s soccer,” Yeagley said. “We are celebrating the 50th varsity season of Indiana men’s soccer, and we look forward to having our fans and alumni share in this historic season. We have once again put together a very challenging schedule, making each match an important building block to help this team compete for championships. Our loyal fans and electric student section, the Hoosier Army, help make Bill Armstrong Stadium a special college soccer venue.”
Indiana’s first five matches come against 2021 tournament teams. The new campaign kicks off Friday, August 26 in a road match again reigning national champion Clemson.
IU will then host four consecutive home non-conference matches against Portland (Aug. 30), Notre Dame (Sept. 3) and St. John’s (Sept. 6) in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic, and Akron (Sept. 9).
IU’s non-conference slate also includes contests at Butler (Sept. 14), versus Kentucky (Oct. 5), versus Trine (Oct. 21) and at Evansville (Oct. 25).
The Hoosiers open Big Ten play Sunday, September 18, at Ohio State before hosting Michigan State (Sept. 23) and Northwestern (Sept. 27) in back-to-back home conference matches.
IU will bookend the Kentucky match with road Big Ten games at Michigan (Oct. 2) and Rutgers (Oct. 9) ahead of its meeting with reigning conference champion Penn State (Oct. 14) at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Indiana will travel to Wisconsin on October 18 before closing Big Ten and regular season play in Bloomington against Maryland (Oct. 30), which received an at-large bid to the tournament last season.
Indiana will try for its fourth Big Ten Tournament title in five seasons when the three-round tournament plays out from November 6-13. IU has earned a spot in the final match in five straight seasons. The NCAA men’s soccer season will conclude with the NCAA College Cup, scheduled for December 9-11 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
IU will play three exhibition matches in August before kicking off the regular season. First, the Hoosiers host DePaul on August 12 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Then, IU will meet 2021 NCAA Tournament opponent Bowling Green at the Grand Park Sports Complex in Indianapolis on August 16. Indiana’s final preseason tune-up will be an away friendly at Louisville on August 19.
Date Time At Opponent Location Tournament Result Aug 12 (Fri) 8 p.m. Home DePaul Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Aug 16 (Tue) TBA Neutral Bowling Green Indianapolis, Ind. (Grand Park Sports Complex) Aug 19 (Fri) 7:30 p.m. Away Louisville Louisville, KY Aug 26 (Fri) 7 p.m. Away Clemson Clemson, S.C. Aug 30 (Tue) 8 p.m. Home Portland Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Sep 3 (Sat) 8 p.m. Home Notre Dame Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Sep 6 (Tue) 8 p.m. Home St. John's Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Sep 9 (Fri) 8 p.m. Home Akron Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Sep 14 (Wed) 7 p.m. Away Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Sep 18 (Sun) 2 p.m. Away Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Sep 23 (Fri) 7:30 p.m. Home Michigan State Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Sep 27 (Tue) 7:30 p.m. Home Northwestern Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Oct 2 (Sun) 1 p.m. Away Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Oct 5 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Home Kentucky Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Oct 9 (Sun) 2:30 p.m. Away Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. Oct 14 (Fri) 7:30 p.m. Home Penn State Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Oct 18 (Tue) 8 p.m. Away Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Oct 21 (Fri) 7 p.m. Home Trine Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Oct 25 (Tue) 7 p.m. Away Evansville Evansville, Ind. Oct 30 (Sun) TBA Home Maryland Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium) Nov 6 (Sun) TBD Home Big Ten Tournament Campus Sites Dec 9 (Fri) TBD Neutral 2022 NCAA College Cup Cary N.C. (WakeMed Soccer Park)
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