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Indiana football announces return of spring game



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The Indiana football program announced the return of its spring game, set for Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 pm.

The Indiana football program announced the return of its spring game. After years without a traditional spring game event, it will be returning to Bloomington in Curt Cignetti’s first season as head coach.

The spring game will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 pm ET. Players will begin with warm-ups at 7:30 pm.

That will kick off a busy weekend in Bloomington, which will also have Little 500 that weekend.

This will mark the end of Indiana’s spring practice which is set to take place on March 21.

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Last season Indiana football had an open practice which was held in place of a traditional spring game. There were no other events in years past.

“I’m in it to win and winning’s not a bad word even though some people think it is,” Cignetti told Don Fischer earlier this month. ” … I really like the way we changed the roster here in December leading into January and excited to see what that looks like. When you’re in a situation like Indiana the last three years, the more new faces you can bring in – guys from programs who have been productive as players but come from winning programs as well and think a little differently, they can influence the guys who are returning and that’s a great thing.

“Now you end up with two kinda guys here — one with a chip on your shoulder and want to prove to people that they can get it done. You want to keep those guys. The guys who have sort of succumbed to defeat, failure, negativity, blame, finger pointing, given up along the way. You’re glad they’re in the portal. The portal makes it easy to change the roster, but you better thrive in it to stay in the business and be successful.”

More details will come out as we move closer to the event.

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