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Indiana Hoosiers to SEC schools: Call us, maybe

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The SEC will enforce a new policy starting in 2016 requiring all conference members to schedule at least one football game against an opponent from another power conference — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12. The Big Ten’s Indiana Hoosiers will be waiting patiently by the phone for the first challenger.

Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports got the ball rolling when he said on Twitter what many across the college football landscape were probably thinking…

This quip did not get by those behind the Twitter controls in Bloomington…

So, which SEC school will be the first to make that call? It should be noted the Hoosiers are already scheduled to play an opponent from the SEC this season. Indiana will visit Missouri in the back-end of a home-and-home scheduling agreement that started with last year’s game at Indiana’s Memorial Stadium. Missouri won that meeting, the first between the schools since 1992 when the Tigers were a member of the Big 8, 45-28. Missouri was Indiana’s first SEC opponent since the 2005 season, the 19th consecutive season with a team from the SEC on the schedule. Aside from this fall’s clash with the defending SEC East champions, no SEC schools appear on any of Indiana’s future non-conference schedules right now.

Indiana is 16-19 all-time against the SEC, according to mcubed.net’s database. That includes two losses in bowl games.

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20 Responses to “Indiana Hoosiers to SEC schools: Call us, maybe”
  1. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Apr 28, 2014 12:35 PM

    Looks like another loss for IU.

  2. tigersfandan says: Apr 28, 2014 12:58 PM

    Duke and Vanderbilt have recently shed the perennial laughingstock label. IU has a pretty good offense and, if they improve things on the defensive side, they might not be half-bad the next few years.

  3. auburntigers34 says: Apr 28, 2014 1:27 PM

    Screw Pat Forde. If an SEC team is looking to schedule an easy win against a B1G team, it’s not like Indiana is the only option.

    He could have just as easily mentioned Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota(usually), Northwestern, Rutgers, and Maryland. That’s half of the conference….and it’s not like programs like Iowa, Nebraska, and Michigan are tearing things up right now.

  4. jimmy53 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:14 PM

    auburntigers34:

    Drop the attitude–the SEC has their share of crap:

    Kentucky, Ole Miss, Miss St, Tennessee, and Vandy to name a few.

    These games would be toss ups. The SEC is top heavy at best, and that top wasn’t quite as heavy last year–was it?

  5. mogogo1 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:14 PM

    Not sure why Indiana would be seen as an easier game than Illinois who is 6-18 the last two seasons and 1-15 in conference.

  6. guinsrule says: Apr 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    “Screw Pat Forde. If an SEC team is looking to schedule an easy win against a B1G team, it’s not like Indiana is the only option.

    He could have just as easily mentioned Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota(usually), Northwestern, Rutgers, and Maryland.”
    ———————-

    Arkansas would disagree. Their home/away series with Rutgers in the past two years resulted in two losses.

  7. auburntigers34 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:36 PM

    Top heavy, at best? The SEC has at least 8-10 powerhouse teams. The B1G has, at best, 3(OSU, MSU, and Wisconsin). The B!G is a joke.

  8. flbuckeye says: Apr 28, 2014 3:04 PM

    Most years….SEC will have 3- 4 schools while the B10 will have 2- 3 schools.

    I do think the 8 game Conf schedule could change after we see what the 4 team make up will look like. Particularly if the other 4 conferences refuse to play their scheduling game. Maybe LSU’s argument towards Bama has credibility. Time will tell….

  9. scbaby2013 says: Apr 28, 2014 3:45 PM

    I think that’s a great idea. I’m tired of all the conferences padding their schedules with weak or less known colleges.

  10. planecrashguy says: Apr 28, 2014 4:11 PM

    The B10 no longer allows its schools to play FCS opponents. Has the SEC done that yet?

  11. jimmy53 says: Apr 28, 2014 4:27 PM

    auburntigers34:

    8-10 powerhouse teams!! I assume you’re being sarcastic. Look, I am not a Big Ten fan either, but your unmitigated SEC homerism is laughable. No conference–even the “mighty” SEC has 8-10 powerhouse teams.

    On any given year they have 2-3 powerhouse teams, which is still impressive. These teams tend to shift from year to year. They definitely don’t have more than three in a year, and they damn sure don’t have 8-10 at any time–what a joke!

    Bama is powerhouse, LSU (typically) is a powerhouse (not last year),–the others tend to shift. AU, UM, and UGA are unbelievably inconsistent from year to year, USC can’t win the big games, UF lost to Ga Sou…I am running out of teams. TAMU is still hard to gauge, but I think we’ll get a good idea to see what they do without J.F. (will they fold like AU post-Cam?)

    That’s two perennial powerhouses, and 4 that tend to shift in and out. Please, you homer, regale us with your mythical 8-10 powerhouses.

  12. jimmy53 says: Apr 28, 2014 4:29 PM

    BTW, if you lose more than two games and can’t rank in the top 10—–YOU’RE NOT A POWERHOUSE~

  13. auburntigers34 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:58 PM

    I’m talking about traditional powerhouses that have the potential to be dominant in any given year.

    Alabama, Auburn, UGA, UT, UF, and LSU are considered the Big 6. Then there’s South Carolina, Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Missouri(all 4 of these teams have had at least one 11 win season in the last 3 years).

    Hell, even Vandy’s won 9 games each of the last two years. But without even considering Vandy, that’s still 10 powerhouse programs…..any way you slice it.

  14. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Apr 28, 2014 8:32 PM

    Yep Florida at 4-8, UT at 5-7, Georgia 8-5, that’s 3 of your BIG 6, lol…… Then there’s Arkansas at 3-9, and your prestigious Vanderbilt at 9-4, too bad their all time record is 582–582–50. Ill give you BAMA, Auburn, South Carolina, and Missouri, the rest are a streeeeeeeeeeeech!

  15. auburntigers34 says: Apr 28, 2014 9:22 PM

    that’s one season. how many teams in WVU’s new(or old) conference has won 11 games in the last 3 years and/or won a NC in the last 20?

  16. Straight Cash Homie says: Apr 28, 2014 9:23 PM

    iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says:

    I’ll give you BAMA, Auburn, South Carolina, and Missouri, the rest are a streeeeeeeeeeeech!

    Sure you don’t want to put LSU in there? With WVU’s history against them I’m pretty sure that you might want to change your name to iwishwvucouldbeatLSU

  17. metalhead65 says: Apr 28, 2014 10:33 PM

    don’t be so quick to dismiss the Hoosiers. they have a high powered offense and if the they somehow learn how to tackle on defense will be a dangerous opponent.

  18. auburntigers34 says: Apr 28, 2014 10:55 PM

    jimmy53

    UF’s won’s won 3 National championships in the last 20 years or so, Auburn’s had at least one undefeated season every decade for the 30 years, and even UT has won a BCS NC.

    feel free to list the NCs from your favorite conference in the last 30 years or so.

    or if you’d rather go by all time wins, the SEC has 8 teams in the top 28.

    like i was saying, 8-10 powerhouses any way you slice it.

  19. achap39 says: Apr 29, 2014 10:45 AM

    SEC homers crack me up.

    Vandy’s a powerhouse based on their recent play, so their past history doesn’t matter. Ditto to South Carolina and Missouri.

    But Florida, Tennnessee, and Arkansas are powerhouses based on their past successes, so the present doesn’t count against them.

    (Oh, and I’m an Arkansas fan.)

    The SEC, year in and year out, has 3 great teams- powerhouses, if you will…4-5 good teams, and hot garbage at the bottom.

    You can rotate names throughout the ‘good-to-garbage’ from year to year. (See: Arkansas, Ole Miss, Florida)

  20. 8to80texansblog says: May 5, 2014 3:19 PM

    planecrashguy says:
    Apr 28, 2014 4:11 PM

    The B10 no longer allows its schools to play FCS opponents. Has the SEC done that yet?
    _____________________________

    I’m guessing Michigan led that initiative.

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