Future Indiana-Indiana State football game could have a Mallory connection

Curt Mallory, the son of Hoosiers all-time winningest coach Bill Mallory, went 0-11 in his first season as head coach at Indiana State.
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A pair of future Indiana State games at Indiana will take on added meaning if Curt Mallory is still the Sycamores’ coach.

Indiana State announced Tuesday it will play in Bloomington on Sept. 13, 2025, and Sept. 11, 2027. The Sycamores will receive a $475,000 guarantee for the 2025 game and a $500,000 guarantee for the 2027 game.

Mallory’s father, Bill, is Indiana’s all-time winningest head coach, picking up 69 victories from 1984-96. The younger Mallory has moved into his second year at Indiana State after an 0-11 debut.

Indiana State has lost all six games it has played against the Hoosiers, most recently 28-10 to open the 2014 season.