Tom Allen has been in plenty of Old Oaken Bucket games as Indiana’s coach. He talked about potentially changing the date of the annual matchup with Purdue at a press conference on Monday.

Allen highlighted the importance of fan attendance at the games and stated that he is definitely in favor of a date change.

“I just want the best crowd we can have, I want everybody there,” said Allen. “I’m definitely in favor of that.”

Indiana and Purdue typically meet at the end of the season like many other rivalries in college football. However, most students are not going to be on campus with it being Thanksgiving break.

The last time that Purdue lost to Indiana was in 2019. The two rivals didn’t play in 2020 as the game was cancelled. The Boilermakers blew out the Hoosiers 44-7 in last season’s meeting.

The 2022 version of the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket will take place at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington with kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN.