Bloomington will be filled with cream and crimson homecoming weekend, as alumni and Hoosier fans flock to IU. Homecoming weekend is centered on the football game, but five different IU teams will take the field at home over the weekend.
Field hockey vs. Maryland, 3 p.m.
No. 1 Maryland will be a tough task for IU. For Hoosier fans looking for the unlikeliest of upsets, this is the game to watch
Softball vs John A. Logan College, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
These fall games don’t count toward any regular season implications, but IU softball will have two games against John A. Logan College on Friday evening. This is a chance to see the softball team prepare for the season in the spring.
Men’s soccer vs Maryland, 7:30 p.m.
No. 2 IU men’s soccer is one of the best in the country. Maryland is a strong team inside the Big Ten, and this has the looks of a huge home matchup in the Big Ten standings for IU.
Football vs. Iowa, noon
The Hoosiers quest to reach a bowl game continues against Iowa. IU hasn’t won on homecoming since beating Arkansas State in 2010. Iowa is a strong team, and will make for a tough, and more than likely close, game.
Volleyball vs Rutgers, 7:30 p.m.
Rutgers was the only team that IU volleyball beat in the Big Ten last year. This year, IU looks to be improved, already having two Big Ten wins, and putting No. 8 Illinois on upset alert before ultimately losing. Rutgers presents a great chance for fans to witness the great University Gym environment and possibly another Big Ten win for Steve Aird.
Field hockey vs Rutgers, Noon
This will be senior day for the Hoosiers. IU has three seniors, Taylor Swope, Nora Aucker and Claire Woods, who will be recognized for their careers on the team.