Indiana University's athletic director says he expects more than 40,000 people to turn out for Thursday's game.
Indiana and Illinois, both with no conference wins, will square off in Champaign on Saturday.
The IU football team is nine days away from its first game of the season.
Men‘s Basketball Coach Tom Crean and Football Coach Kevin Wilson are touring six cities to meet with fans.
The Hoosiers now have 13 practices under their belts.
Indiana University has put a quick end to its search for a new head football coach.