Iowa Hawkeyes Football

2019 Iowa Football Schedule

2019 Iowa Football Big Ten Schedule

Sept. 7 Rutgers
Oct. 5 at Michigan
Oct. 12 Penn State
Oct. 19 Purdue*
Oct. 26 at Northwestern*
Nov. 9 at Wisconsin*
Nov. 16 Minnesota*
Nov. 23 Illinois*
Nov. 29 at Nebraska*
* - - Divisional game

Iowa will release the non-conference opponents when the dates are confirmed.


2018 Iowa Football Schedule

2018 Iowa Big Ten Football Schedule

Sept. 22 Wisconsin*
Oct. 6 at Minnesota*
Oct. 13 at Indiana
Oct. 20 Maryland
Oct. 27 at Penn State
Nov. 3 at Purdue*
Nov. 10 Northwestern*
Nov. 17 at Illinois*
Nov. 23 Nebraska*

* denotes division game

Iowa will announce non-conference opponents when dates are finalized. 

Iowa vs. Iowa State Football

Written by Guy Martino

The physical makeup of the Cy-hawk Trophy has met controversy as of late. For more than thirty years it was an old-school running back flaunting the Heisman pose, frozen in tradition. But in 2010, people wanted to change tradition. It turned into a silver Iowa farm family, kneeling beside a bushel of corn (Stereotypical or Wholesome? You can decide, although most thought it was ghastly). Either way, the farm family was repealed after only one year. That left last years winner with a generic temporary trophy.

But let’s forget about trophies. A small piece of hardware is of miniscule importance when the Hawks and Clones are in between the lines one Saturday a year. This game causes a statewide riff, one that demands allegiance to your team of choice.

Trophies don’t matter. What matters is university/community pride, and damn good football. The real trophies come in the form of bragging rights.

Iowa and Iowa State have met each other nearly sixty times since 1894. The Hawkeyes have a serious edge in the all-time series, having won 39 of those affairs.

Last year was… well, let’s not bring up last year for the sake of the Hawkeyes. Let’s not say that Iowa blew a fourth quarter lead to the Cyclones, and then proceeded to lose in four overtimes. Let’s not talk about last year.

Let’s talk about this year, where two fresh programs with fresh faces have the opportunity to create lasting legacies. Both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones are coming off non-conference victories in their season openers. Iowa squeaked by Northern Illinois at Soldier Field, and Iowa State had a ho-hum victory against Tulsa.

Iowa has finally found a viable option at running back. Sophomore Damon Bullock carried the rock 30 times for 150 yards and the game-winning touchdown. Iowa State cruised on the back of its running back as well, as Shontrelle Johnson rushed for 12 times for 120 yards.

Both defenses are well-coached, and bent, but didn’t break last week. It will be perfectly chaotic, smashmouth football this Saturday.

The stage is set for another year of the Cy-Hawk rivalry to unfold. Thousands will flood into Iowa City to witness the winning of the bragging rights (and a new and improved trophy). The scene of Iowans converging in one small place for very separate causes will probably be awe-inspiring.

The artistic property of the Cy-Hawk trophy doesn’t matter, its the pride and passion of Iowa’s people that does.

Iowa City on a Football Weekend

Written by Guy Martino

If you are planning on making the trip to Iowa City during a weekend when there is a football game, then you are a smart person. There is an aura of electricity that turns this small town into a sea of black and gold, and there are several ways you can enjoy it.

o          Go to the Game

      This is your ultimate goal. If you haven’t gotten tickets before planning the trip, don’t worry too much. There are hundreds of people near the gates of Kinnick who are desperate to sell at the right price. Simply enjoy the atmosphere. Grab a beer and a bite to eat, stop by a friendly tailgate, and then go enjoy some exciting football. That really all there is to it.

o          Ped Mall 

If the scalping a ticket hasn’t worked out, your day hasn’t been ruined. Hop in a cab and head across the river toward the downtown area. You want to get dropped off at the Pedestrian Mall (the masses of energetic Hawk fans will give it away). From there, you just have to make a decision on where to watch the game. It’s not an easy one, because there are dozens of viable options. Top bars to attend on gamedays are: Brothers, Union, Spoco, and Joes Place. After the game is over and the city calms from its afternoon frenzy, think about taking yourself or the family out to eat.

o         Coral Ridge Mall

A perfect Sunday morning after a gameday would involve a trip to Coral Ridge Mall. This mall is not awe-inspiring by any standards, but for Iowa, it is pretty big. Everyone likes to shop when the time is right (come on fellas, admit it), and Coral Ridge offers a variety of tastes. Go to Scheels All Sports for a quick fishing fix, and then head to Barnes and Noble for some coffee. This is a good place to relax and appreciate what Iowa City has to offer. Hopefully you will be back soon. 

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