February 10, 2009
The Cavalier football team will take on Indiana for the first time this coming season to open a home and home series with the Hoosiers. Virginia will welcome the Hoosiers to Scott Stadium on October 10, 2009, and make the return trip to Bloomington on September 10, 2011.
The agreement became possible when a proposed game the Hoosiers had against South Florida was deferred by the Bulls, so they could take on in-state foe Florida State instead. This opened up the door for the two teams to meet for the first time in the programs' respective histories.
Last season, Virginia finished the season 5-7, while the Hoosiers finished up 3-9. The addition of Indiana gives the Cavaliers an opponent from a BCS conference in their non-conference schedule.