Why You HAVE to Check Out IU's Reigning Champs: Men's Soccer

Here at Indiana it's incredibly awesome that the students have so much enthusiasm for IU basketball and love going to football games. BUT it's such a shame that our soccer team doesn't get more recognition! I must confess that I only started going to the games this year because my friend who's really into soccer asked me to go with her, but after I went to the first game of the season, I knew that I would be coming back for every game!


The soccer games are 100% completely free to students with your student ID. This is college. Free is good.


Our team has won the National Championship 8 times, including the National Championship last year.

If you get to the game early enough, you can stand right along the edge of the field during the game. You won't get to see a football or basketball game from that close-up!

Before the game, the team comes running out, and they high-five everyone along the side of the field. It's really cool! Everyone is excited, and it's awesome to see so much energy!

If you want info about IU men's soccer, click here for their website. If you want to know more about IU athletics in general, click here.


You can get free stuff for going to the games. Check out some of the things I've gotten!

Free Hoosier Army T-Shirt

Free Indiana Soccer Poster

Free Sticker for my Laptop Case

And! Every time the Hoosiers score a point, they throw T-shirts into the crowd (last time they were Kilroy's T-shirts). You'll have a better chance of getting one at a soccer game rather than a football game because the turn-out is significantly smaller. You may still have to fight to the death to get your hands on one though... I don't have a pic because I have yet to get one, but two of my friends have.


The soccer games are televised, so if you're standing in the right place at the right time, you could be on TV! (I, unfortunately, was almost standing at the right place at the right time...)


And the best part.... if you join the Hoosier Army and check in at the marketing table before every game, they keep track of who goes to the games. If you go to every game all season, you get to meet the team!!!!!!!!


If you're ever bored, and you're looking for some free activity to do with your friends, and it happens to be a game day, be sure to go to a game! It really is a blast!

Here is the schedule for this year...

  • August 30 vs. SMU - 7:30pm
  • September 1 vs. UCLA - 2:00pm
  • September 8 vs. West Virginia - 8:00pm
  • September 13 vs. CSU Bakersfield - 8:00pm
  • September 15 vs. UC Irvine - 1:00pm
  • September 20 vs. Brown - 7:30pm
  • September 29 vs. Ohio State - 2:00pm
  • October 6 vs. Penn State - 2:30pm
  • October 15 vs. Louisville - 7:00pm
  • October 23 vs. Evansville - 7:00pm
  • November 1 vs. Michigan State - 7:00pm

Be sure to follow the Men's Soccer Team on Twitter @IUMensSoccer

Also @HoosierArmy

Thanks for reading and see you at the next game!

About The Author
Anne RileyAnthropology Major, Tutor, Volunteer, Class of 2016

I'm in the class of 2016, I'm from Greenwood, IN, and I'm majoring in anthropology with minors in Spanish and geography at Indiana University! I am most interested in studying biological anthropology and archaeology. Last summer I went on my first archaeological dig, 6 weeks of backcountry camping in Yellowstone National Park - it was awesome!

I am a member for IU's chapter of Global Brigades where I am a part of the Water Brigade - over spring break we went to Honduras to build sustainable water collection and filtration systems to bring clean water to rural communities that don't currently have access to safe water. This year we are planning another brigade to Ghana in May!

I intern in the Anthropology Department's Zooarchaeology Lab (zooarchaeology = zoo + archaeology = animal bones). My goal for future semesters is to also have a museum internship. I also work as a tutor with the writing center, Writing Tutorial Services (WTS). I am a musician as well and have played flute in the All-Campus Band; although I also play piano and saxophone. And of course, I am a student blogger for WeAreIU.com!

I also love:

  • Indiana basketball
  • the SRSC
  • indie rock music
  • travel
  • Pizza X
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • long walks on sandy beaches

I'm psyched to share my experiences and advice! Thanks for reading and GO HOOSIERS!