BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana University tailgating fields look far different in 2021 than they did a year ago.
With fans allowed back in the stands, Hoosier fans crowd the grass fields, the parking lots on every edge of the stadium and along the sidewalks trying to hustle to their seats for the Michigan State vs. Indiana game.
If that isn't enough to show how many fans show up to cheer on their Hoosiers, Indiana traffic and a sea of crimson and cream all over Bloomington is enough to indicate the stands are packed at Memorial Stadium.
In Tailgate Tales, fans share their love for the Indiana football program and even throw in their final score predictions. Every fan asked today was on Indiana's side and predicted a Hoosier win!
Related stories on Indiana football
- HOW TO WATCH: Here is everything you need to know to watch Saturday's Indiana-Michigan State game on TV today, with game times, point spreads, nuggets and more. CLICK HERE
- MATTHEWS STILL 'MONSTER': Indiana safety Devon Matthews is back from a scary nerve injury, and it hasn't slowed him down on the field one bit. He's still coming at you, and ready to hit people. Tom Brew's story. CLICK HERE
- POWER RANKINGS: Our Week 7 power rankings are in, and No. 1 Iowa holds down the fort still after the big win over Penn State, but now it's Ohio State that's knocking on the door. CLICK HERE
- BIG TEN ROUNDTABLE: It's Episode 2 of our "Big Ten Roundtable'' podcast, as we check in on Penn State and Michigan during great interviews with FanNation publishers Mark Wogenrich and Brandon Brown. Very entertaining. CLICK HERE
- MICAH McFADDEN PODCAST: Indiana linebacker talks about the benefits of having a bye week and a home game back-to-back, and the challenges that lie ahead Saturday when unbeaten Michigan State comes to Bloomington. Watch the full podcast here. CLICK HERE
- DEPTH AT RUNNING BACK: Indiana has lost two running backs to the transfer portal and now David Ellis is out for the season. Several young backs are now going to have to step up behind Stephen Carr. CLICK HERE
- CONFIDENCE IN TUTTLE: If Jack Tuttle has to start at quarterback on Saturday for Indiana with Michael Penix Jr. still nursing a shoulder injury, everyone in the Hoosiers' locker room is confidence that Tuttle will play well. CLICK HERE