|Indiana Hoosiers football|
|Athletic director||Fred Glass|
|Head coach||Kevin R. Wilson|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium (Indiana)|
|Postseason bowl record||3–6|
|Claimed national titles||0|
|Conference titles||2 (1945, 1967)|
|Colors||Cream and Crimson|
|Fight song||"Indiana, Our Indiana"|
|Marching band||Marching Hundred|
Illinois Fighting Illini
Michigan State Spartans
Fall, 1884 The IU student newspaper made its first reference to football by reporting that a team was being organized.
Fall, 1885 A Yale graduate, professor Arthur B. Woodford, came to Indiana to teach political and social science and during the next year he introduced football to Indiana University. Woodford coached the Hoosiers from 1887 to 1888.
Fall, 1891 Robert G. Miller, a former Bloomington attorney, came to IU as a law student and brought a football with him. Billy Herod, of Indianapolis, was named coach. Herod never played football but had seen it played in the East. Indiana lost to DePauw, Wabash, Butler, and Purdue.
Fall, 1896 Indiana names Madison G. Gonterman, hired away from Harvard, as its football coach. Gonterman's teams go 6-2 in 1896 and 6-1-1 in 1897.
Fall, 1913 It was popular Jimmy Sheldon's last season as head coach. He had the longest tenure of a football coach at Indiana until Bo McMillin coached for 14 years (1934-1947).
Fall, 1914 Clarence Childs, a graduate of Yale University, where he was coached by Walter Camp, is hired as Indiana's first full-time football coach and athletic director. He hires Jim Thorpe, the Olympic great, as one of his assistants. Thorpe also coached baseball at Indiana.
1922 The original Memorial Stadium is under construction. It is to seat 22,000 fans and $250,000 is raised to erect the new facility. The new stadium is built on the grounds of the golf course and will replace Jordan Field, which had been the home of Indiana football since 1887.
March 8, 1934 Bo McMillin leaves Kansas State to be the new football coach at Indiana. McMillin, known nationally for his wide-open approach to football, was a former All-America quarterback at Centre College in Kentucky.
Fall, 1945 Bo McMillin is named national coach-of-the-year and the Football Writers Assoc. Man of the Year.
Sept. 23, 1946 Bo McMillin is named athletic director. He succeeds Z. G. Clevenger.
Aug. 5, 1957 Phil Dickins was suspended for one year because of a Big Ten recruiting violation. Bob Hicks serves as the acting coach, and the Hoosiers finish the year with a 1-8 mark.
Aug. 27, 1958 Construction begins on the new Memorial Stadium. The stadium was designed by the New York architectural firm of Eggers and Higgins.
Fall, 1960 The NCAA decides to disallow any IU win during the Big Ten season because of Indiana's illegal recruiting practices. The Hoosiers lose seven games on their own.
Fall, 1961 IU offers 54 scholarships to freshmen because the number of sophomores and juniors allowed on the Indiana roster is drastically reduced due to NCAA restrictions. Indiana signs 51 of the 54 players who are offered scholarships.
Nov. 7, 1969 A fire destroys the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, the home for at least 11 Indiana football players. The players who lived in the house included: Harry Gonso, Eric Stolberg, Hank Pogue, Karl Pankratz, Don Warner, Chris Morris, Jamie O'Hara, Chuck Thomson, Bill Bordner, Dave Hoehn, and Bill Simon.
Jan. 4, 1984 Bill Mallory is the choice of the Indiana University Athletics Committee as IU's new head football coach. He is approved by the Trustees on Feb. 4. Mallory was a head coach at Miami (Ohio), Colorado, and Northern Illinois prior to coming to Bloomington. At Miami, in 1973, he went 11-0 and defeated Florida in the Tangerine Bowl.
Sept. 5, 1986 A $4 million overhaul of the IU football complex is complete. Former IU Coach Sam Wyche contributes $10,000 dollars. The Twelfth Man Club, a 60-member group, kicked in the first $600,000.
Dec. 3, 1986 United Press International honors Bill Mallory as its Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year. The award is voted upon by the Big Ten's head coaches.
Oct. 24, 1991 The Big Ten Conference suspends Coach Bill Mallory for one game for his angry press conference denunciation of the officiating in Indiana's 24-16 loss at Michigan. IU was given the choice of a one game suspension or a $10,000 fine. Mallory asked that the suspension be taken.
Jan. 8, 2002 IU Athletic Director Michael McNeely introduces Gerry DiNardo as the school's 25th head football coach. It marked the third collegiate head coaching stint for DiNardo as he had served as the head coach at Vanderbilt and LSU. He is quickly welcomed to Bloomington with a billboard that read "Welcome to Bloomington Coach DiNardo. The Football Capital of Indiana.
Big Ten Championships
- 1945, 1967
Indiana has featured in only nine bowl games in 120 seasons, so consistently reaching the postseason is considered a primary goal of the program. An oft-spoken mantra, coined after Terry Hoeppner's death in 2007, is to "play 13," meaning to play an extra game (a bowl game) after the 12-game regular season.
|January 1, 1968||Rose Bowl||L||USC||3||14|
|December 21, 1979||Holiday Bowl||W||BYU||38||37|
|December 31, 1986||All-American Bowl||L||Florida State||13||27|
|January 2, 1988||Peach Bowl||L||Tennessee||22||27|
|December 28, 1988||Liberty Bowl||W||South Carolina||34||10|
|December 29, 1990||Peach Bowl||L||Auburn||23||27|
|December 31, 1991||Copper Bowl||W||Baylor||24||0|
|December 31, 1993||Independence Bowl||L||Virginia Tech||20||45|
|December 31, 2007||Insight Bowl||L||Oklahoma State||33||49|
|Total||9 Bowl Games||3-6||157||187|
Indiana's two Memorial Stadiums are entirely distinct venues and share only the same name, though never at the same time. The current Memorial Stadium was called Seventeenth Street Football Stadium until 1971, when it was renamed Memorial Stadium and the original stadium was renamed Tenth Street Stadium. Tenth Street Stadium hosted the Little 500 bicycle race until Bill Armstrong Stadium was built in 1981. It was demolished in the same year and its former place on campus is currently occupied by the arboretum.
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced the dismissal of the entire coaching staff on November 28, 2010, following a third straight season with only one conference victory. Glass announced the hiring of Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson on December 7. On December 20, Wilson hired New Mexico defensive coordinator Doug Mallory and Nebraska linebackers coach Mike Ekeler as co-defensive coordinators. Mallory, the son of former Indiana head coach Bill Mallory, was Indiana's defensive backs coach from 1994-1996.
|Kevin Wilson||Head Coach|
|Seth Littrell||Offensive Coordinator|
|Kevin Johns||Asst. Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach|
|Mike Ekeler||Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach|
|Doug Mallory||Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach|
|Mark Hagen||Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Tackles Coach|
|TBD||Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Ends Coach|
|Greg Frey||Offensive Line Coach|
|Deland McCullough||Running Backs Coach|
|Brandon Shelby||Cornerbacks Coach|
|Mark Hill||Head Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|Will Peoples||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|Aurmon Satchell||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|Rick Danison||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|Josh Eidson||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|Carter Whitson||Offensive Quality Control Coach|
|Ron Carpenter||Defensive Quality Control Coach|
|TBA||Recruiting Quality Control Coach|
Head coaching history
|Head Coach||Years||Seasons||Record||Pct.||Conf. Record||Pct.||Conf. Titles||Bowl Games||National Titles||vs Purdue|
|Arthur B. Woodford||1887–1888||2||0–1–1||.250||0|
|Ferbert and Huddleston||1894||1||0–4–1||.100||0||0–1|
|Dana Osgood and Wren||1895||1||4–3–1||.563||0|
|Madison G. Gonterman||1896–1897||2||12–3–1||.781||0||0–1|
|James H. Horne||1898–1904||7||33–21–5||.602||3–13–1||.206||0||0||0||3–3|
|James M. Sheldon||1905–1913||9||35–26–3||.570||7–25–2||.235||0||0||0||3–3–1|
|Ewald O. Stiehm||1916–1921||5||20–18–1||.526||5–10–1||.344||0||0||0||3–0–1|
|James P. Herron||1922||1||1–4–2||.286||0–2–1||.167||0||0||0||0–0–1|
|Earle C. Hayes||1931–1933||3||8–14–4||.385||2–11–4||.235||0||0||0||0–3|
Indiana's most intense rivalry is with in-state school Purdue University; the two compete for the Old Oaken Bucket, one of the oldest collegiate football trophies in the nation. Purdue leads both the overall (70–37–6) and trophy (56–27–3) series. Purdue currently holds the bucket after defeating the Hoosiers during the 2011 season. The Hoosiers also have a border rivalry with the University of Illinois, plus a second trophy game (for the Old Brass Spittoon) against Michigan State University. The Spartans are Indiana's dedicated cross-divisional rival. Indiana's rivalries with Purdue and Illinois remained intact, as all three schools are in the same division.
The Hoosiers also have a rivalry with the University of Kentucky. The Hoosiers played the Wildcats annually from 1987 until 2005 in what was known as the "Bourbon Barrel" game. The two teams played for a trophy called the "Bourbon Barrel" from 1987 until both schools mutually agreed to retire the trophy in 1999 following the alcohol-related death of a Kentucky football player. Indiana leads the series (18-17-1).
Individual awards and honors
Big Ten Conference
Hall of Fame
- Passing Yards: 7,469 - Antwaan Randle El
- Receiving Yards: 2,740 - James Hardy
- Rushing Yards: 5,299 - Anthony Thompson
- Touchdowns: 65 - Anthony Thompson (NCAA record until broken by Ricky Williams in 1998)
- Sacks: 34.5 - Adewale Ogunleye
- Interceptions: 19 - Tim Wilbur
- Passing Yards: 3,295 - Ben Chappell, 2010
- Receiving Yards: 1,265 - Ernie Jones, 1987
- Rushing Yards: 1,805 - Vaughn Dunbar, 1991
- Touchdowns: 26 - Anthony Thompson, 1988
- Sacks: 16 - Greg Middleton, 2007
- Interceptions: 8 - Tim Wilbur, 1979
- Passing Yards: 480 - Ben Chappell vs. Michigan Wolverines, 10/2/10
- Receiving Yards: 285 - Thomas Lewis at Penn State Nittany Lions, 11/6/93
- Rushing Yards: 377 - Anthony Thompson at Wisconsin Badgers, 11/11/89 (Big Ten Record)
- Touchdowns: 6 - Levron Williams at Wisconsin Badgers, 10/6/01
- Sacks: 4 - Van Waiters at Michigan State Spartans, 11/8/86; Adewale Ogunleye at Ohio State Buckeyes, 10/18/97; Matt Mayberry vs. Central Michigan, 11/1/08
- Interceptions: 5 players tied at 3 interceptions
Hoosiers currently in the NFL
- James Brewer (New York Giants)
- Kris Dielman (San Diego Chargers)
- Tandon Doss (Baltimore Ravens)
- Tracy Porter (New Orleans Saints)
- Antwaan Randle El (Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Courtney Roby (New Orleans Saints)
- Rodger Saffold (St. Louis Rams)
- "NCAA Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010. pp. 12–17. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
- College Football Hall of Famers