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Marcus Thigpen and the Hoosiers will appear in prime time on the Big Ten Network three times in 2008.

Three Hoosier FB Games to Appear on Big Ten Network, Five Kick Times Announced

May 21, 2008

2008 Schedule

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Three Indiana football games will air as part of the 2008 Big Ten Network prime time schedule, the Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday. IU will meet Murray State (7 p.m. ET), Ball State (7 p.m. ET) and travel to Illinois (8 p.m. ET) in prime time.

Indiana's season-opener against Western Kentucky on Saturday, Aug. 30, will kick off at noon ET and its Homecoming contest with Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 25, is also scheduled for a noon ET kick. The Northwestern game will be televised by ESPN, ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network and will be announced six or 12 days prior to kickoff.

The Hoosiers will host Murray State in the second game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 6. It will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Following a bye week, Indiana remains home to face Ball State on Saturday, Sept. 20. IU has defeated BSU the last two seasons and holds a 4-0 mark all-time against the Cardinals.

The Hoosiers prime time Big Ten contest comes on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Illinois. Indiana has won three of its last five meetings against the Fighting Illini.

IU welcomes a record-setting eight opponents to Memorial Stadium in 2008. Season tickets are on sale for the 2008 Indiana football season. To order, contact the IU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit

"Our fans were unbelievable last year," Lynch said. "The atmosphere at the Purdue game truly helped us bring the Old Oaken Bucket back to Bloomington. We need that intensity every week, so order your season tickets now and help us Defend The Rock."