Indiana will be seeing a lot of Louisville over the next several seasons.
The Hoosiers and Cardinals announced three-game series in both football and basketball on Friday, with each including a neutral-site game in Indianapolis as well as a game apiece on each campus.
"These series are tremendous for the football and basketball programs at both schools," Indiana athletics director Fred Glass said in the announcement. "Our alumni, fans and students will be thrilled to compete against such strong programs. I really want to thank (Louisville athletics director) Tom Jurich and the head coaches from both schools for working with us to make these great series a reality."
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The hoops series will happen first with a neutral-site game on New Year's Eve of next year at Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse. That will be followed by a game in Louisville in 2017 and a game in Bloomington in 2018.
The Hoosiers have the all-time series edge at 10-7, but it was the Cardinals winning last season's meeting in a rout at Madison Square Garden.
"The Louisville series will be a great challenge for us," Indiana head basketball coach Tom Crean said. "The preparation and execution needed to compete against Rick Pitino and his team is extraordinary. We are excited about the opportunity to face them on a consistent basis and the chance for both schools' fan bases to watch this series take off again is exciting. That first game on New Year's Eve next year should be special."
The football series follows a few years later. The teams will meet in 2023 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. The Hoosiers travel to Louisville in 2024 and host the Cardinals in 2025 in Bloomington.
The two football programs have only met twice before, with Indiana winning both games in 1985 and 1986. The 2024 game will be Indiana's first-ever trip to Louisville. Louisville's hasn't played against a Big Ten team since 2001.
"This is a great regional matchup against a tremendous program in Louisville," Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson said. "It is awesome for both fan bases, and we expect huge crowds. We also look forward to playing in Lucas Oil Stadium again. It is a win across the board."
The two schools are separated only by about a two-hour drive.