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Schedule breakdown: Looking at the Iowa football team’s 2020 opponents

Iowa WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette catches a pass during the Iowa football vs. Penn State game in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 17-12.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 6, 2020

The Iowa football team is about a month away from kicking off its 2020 season. Or at least that’s what the schedule says. The Big Ten released its new football schedule on Wednesday. Iowa is currently set to play 10 games, all against Big Ten opponents. The schedule is subject to change depen...

Power Five conferences taking different approaches to 2020 football scheduling

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren speaks about the cancellation of the men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 6, 2020

Throughout the summer, major conferences around the nation have been changing schedule formats for this fall in an effort to make athletic events possible. The Ivy League was the first to announce a change to the schedule, canceling fall sports through the end of the year and leaving an optio...

Iowa limiting capacity at Kinnick Stadium for 2020 home football games

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 6, 2020

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta wrote in a letter sent to football season ticket holders Thursday that capacity will be reduced to 10,000-15,000 seats per game at Kinnick Stadium in 2020 and that there will be no season tickets. If Iowa plays its five scheduled home game, and if fans are permi...

Iowa football team ranked No. 23 in preseason Coaches Poll

Iowa defensive end Chauncey Golston tackles Northwestern quarter back Aidan Smith during a game against Northwestern at Ryan Field on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 20-0. The Hawkeyes had a total of 63 tackles.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 6, 2020

The Iowa football teams enters the 2020 football season ranked No. 23 in the nation according to the initial Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday by USA Today. Iowa is one of six Big Ten teams ranked in the poll, along with Ohio State (No. 2), Penn State (No. 7), Wisconsin (No. 12), ...

Looking back at Iowa football’s 1918 game with no fans

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

August 5, 2020

With the football season still in question and no guarantee that fans will be allowed to attend games, Iowa football is experiencing a lot of firsts. If the football team were to play in an empty stadium this year, however, it would not be the first time the Hawkeyes took the field with no st...

Schedule change, safety guidelines ensure 2020 Iowa high school football season will be unique

City and West players warmup before a 4A varsity high school football game between Iowa City High and West High at Bates Field in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

August 5, 2020

The governing body for Iowa high school football, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), released a revised schedule for the 2020 football season on July 24. It was another indicator of just how different this season is going to look amid the pandemic. The new schedule considers the n...

Big Ten football players form unity group, express concerns about upcoming season

Spectators watch the action during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

Football players from the Big Ten followed the lead of Pac-12 players in forming a unity group and publishing a list of demands related to the COVID-19 pandemic and player safety. The list of demands was published in a letter in The Players' Tribune through a group called College Athlete Unity (CAU) shortly after...

Big Ten Conference releases COVID-19 medical protocols

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

Along with its new 2020 football schedule, the Big Ten announced the conference's COVID-19 medical protocols Wednesday morning. The protocols were jointly authored by the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee in an effort to mitigate risk ...

New Big Ten football schedule structured to ‘maximize flexibility’

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson hurdles MTSU's Gregory Grate, Jr. during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

The Big Ten released its new 10-game, conference-only football schedule Wednesday morning, which is structured to "maximize flexibility." All 14 Big Ten teams will play their nine original 2020 Big Ten opponents, as well as one additional cross-division game. The schedule starts as early as th...

Iowa football opens season at home Sept. 5 against Maryland as part of updated Big Ten schedule

Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette catches the ball during a football game between Iowa and Rutgers at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 30-0.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

The Iowa football team is set to open its season Sept. 5 against Maryland following the Big Ten's schedule release. The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday that the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors has approved plans for the 2020 football season, including a 10-game, conference-only sched...

Productive season pivotal for Desmond King heading into contract year

Iowa defensive back Desmond King avoids a tackle from Florida wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood during the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on Monday, Jan. 2, 2016. The Gators defeated the Hawkeyes, 30-3.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2020

Desmond King is not a player Hawkeye fans will forget anytime soon. From 2013-16, the defensive back and returner played in 53 games and had 14 interceptions and 33 passes defended. His best season was in 2015 when he had eight interceptions and 13 passes defended, which helped the Hawkeyes make ...

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren sends letter to conference’s ADs addressing fall sports, training camps

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 31, 2020

According to a letter that was reportedly sent to Big Ten athletic directors Thursday by Commissioner Kevin Warren and Dr. Chris Kratochvil, the chair of the conference's Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, medical policies and COVID-19 testing procedures for the conference will be relea...