Iowa Adds Troy to '24 Schedule, Adjusts '23 Dates

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  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa has added Troy University to its 2024 football schedule. The announcement was made Friday by the Iowa Athletics Department.

    The addition of Troy visiting Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 14, 2024, completes Iowa's 2024 schedule and marks the first football game between the two programs. Additional nonconference games include Iowa hosting Illinois State to open the season Aug. 31, and Iowa State visiting Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 7 for the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series contest. The date of the Iowa State game had not previously been announced. Iowa visits Iowa State on Sept. 6, 2025.

    In addition to the contract completing the 2024 schedule, Iowa also announced a change to the 2023 schedule. Home dates with Western Michigan and Utah State have been exchanged from previous contracted dates. Utah State will visit Iowa City Sept. 2, 2023, with Western Michigan playing at Iowa on Sept. 16.

    Iowa's Big Ten Conference schedule in 2024 includes home dates with Northwestern, Maryland, Wisconsin, and Nebraska, while the Hawkeyes travel to Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota.

    Following are Iowa's complete schedules for 2023 and 2024.

    2023 Schedule
    Sept. 2 Utah State
    Sept. 9 at Iowa State (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
    Sept. 16 Western Michigan
    Sept. 23 Purdue (FW)
    Sept. 30 at Wisconsin
    Oct. 7 Rutgers (HC)
    Oct. 14 at Northwestern
    Oct. 21 Michigan State
    Oct. 28 at Penn State
    Nov. 4 Minnesota
    Nov. 11 Open
    Nov. 18 Illinois
    Nov. 24 at Nebraska

    2024 Schedule
    Aug. 31 Illinois State
    Sept. 7 Iowa State (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
    Sept. 14 Troy
    Sept. 28 at Purdue
    Oct. 5 Northwestern (HC)
    Oct. 12 at Rutgers
    Oct. 19 at Illinois
    Oct. 26 Maryland (FW)
    Nov. 2 at Indiana
    Nov. 9 Open
    Nov. 16 at Minnesota
    Nov. 23 Wisconsin
    Nov. 29 Nebraska
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  2. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Deuce Hogan leads Hawkeyes to natty in '24, leaves for NFL.

    Brian Ferentz replaces father as Hawkeye head coach for '25.
  3. NorthKCHawk

    NorthKCHawk Well-Known Member

    I can play the headline game too: "Once proud Nebraska football program to shutter amid lack of fan interest"
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  4. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully Deuce and the team are great by 2024 cause that's a cupcake schedule and we could make a run at the playoff. I guess that's assuming Deuce red-shirts a year.
  5. Hawknigh

    Hawknigh Well-Known Member

    Michigan State replaced on the 2024 schedule by the real "Men of Troy."
  6. jesterapparel

    jesterapparel Well-Known Member

    2024 could be the easiest schedule ever assembled for Iowa. 2015 Iowa had to play ISU, Wisconsin, and a Nebraska team who still had a heartbeat all on the road. Also played a pretty decent Pitt team.

    Its a long ways away. But man, expectation could be high that year.
  7. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    O'Keefe promoted to OC/Co-HC. I like the sound of it.
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  8. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Man, if I was a season ticket holder I would probably be a tad bit upset over that 2023 home schedule. Maybe Purdouche or Minnesota will be consistently good by then, but if not, ugh. What an awful slate of games. Has to be the worst in Iowa history.
  9. Hawknigh

    Hawknigh Well-Known Member

    Odd to see two seasons back to back that are such weak home schedules. In 2024, hardly worth showing up until late November!
  10. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    You never know with ISU, but there is a good chance Troy will be the best team we play at home until 11/23. Troy usually has a pretty decent squad.
  11. Motigerhawk

    Motigerhawk Well-Known Member

    LOVE seeing Utah St. on the schedule.

    And LOVE EVEN MORE that 24 schedule. That is the easiest schedule I have ever seen.
  12. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    Given the current structure of college football there really isn't any reason for a power 5 school to play a difficult non-con schedule. Yes, it sucks for fans, but if I was a coach or AD I would try to get as many tomato cans on the schedule as I could. I am biased because I am not a season ticket holder so I am all for letting the ISU game be the "difficult" one on the non-con schedule.
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  13. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    The P5 conferences need to mandate 10 games against the P5. Clemson, Iowa, ISU, ND and USC are pretty much the only teams who do that nearly every year. Clemson pretty much always plays an SEC team early and always ends the season with South Carolina, plus 8 conference games to get them to 10. Iowa plays 9 conference games plus the clowns and vice versa for the clowns. USC plays 9 conference games and ND. ND usually has 10 P5 games on its schedule. It really comes down to whether a team has 9 conference games and a non-con rival that it plays every year and those games have become pretty rare.

    And it is easy for people to knock the in-state rivalry games when you are Clemson playing South Carolina or Iowa playing Iowa State, but the lesser teams make that in-state game their Super Bowl and prep for it immensely. The lesser team almost always plays up two levels in that game, so while it may seem easy on paper, it's always a battle on the field.
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  14. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member


    I am so f---ing disappointed in the Iowa schedule makers. If Iowa was ever going to do a home and home series with another P5 team OOC, then 2024 was THE year to play that P5 away game.

    Rutgers, MD and Indy the Big Ten cross-over teams. ISU in Iowa City.

    2024 is the perfect season to play another P5 OOC in a away game. And instead they schedule Troy? I am sorry the schedule makers just flat out blew it.
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  15. peerok

    peerok Well-Known Member

    Did Barta not learn anything after playing N. Dakota St? If you're going to schedule a cupcake, make sure its a cupcake you know you can beat. In 2018, Troy beat Nebraska. In 2017,Troy beat LSU. In 2016, Troy lost a one score game to Clemson. You have a lot more to lose than there is to gain playing a team like Troy.
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  16. 4thngoal

    4thngoal Well-Known Member

    With those schedules I wouldn't be surprised if we have a new coach by then. A new coach should be able to do pretty well with that slate. Wowsers.
  17. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    I don’t care if we play The Little Sisters of the Poor before we take on the BT, and ISU. Watching Iowa roll (almost always) over a hapless opponent is really fun. And we typically get experience early for depth development.
  18. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    Michigan State okay although not as fun since Darth Vader isn't there any longer.
  19. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    Anybody think Campbell will still be at ISU by 2024? I bet no.
  20. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    Troy strikes me very much like NDSU, bad choice to fill out the schedule. They have a history of upsetting P5 teams and beating them gives you no bump. It's a lose-lose.

    Bad choice.