Here is Iowa's new football schedule for 2023

Blair Sanderson

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Same teams they had on the schedule previously, but new dates for Big Ten games.





Sept. 2: vs. Utah State

Sept. 9: at Iowa State

Sept. 16: vs. Western Michigan

Sept. 23: at Penn State

Sept. 30: vs. Michigan State

Oct. 7: vs. Purdue

Oct. 14: at Wisconsin

Oct. 21: vs. Minnesota

Oct. 28: BYE

Nov. 4: at Northwestern

Nov. 11: vs. Rutgers

Nov. 18: vs. Illinois

Nov. 24: at Nebraska

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QChawks

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Same teams they had on the schedule previously, but new dates for Big Ten games.





Sept. 2: vs. Utah State

Sept. 9: at Iowa State

Sept. 16: vs. Michigan State

Sept. 23: at Penn State

Sept. 30: vs. Michigan State

Oct. 7: vs. Purdue

Oct. 14: at Wisconsin

Oct. 21: vs. Minnesota

Oct. 28: BYE

Nov. 4: at Northwestern

Nov. 11: vs. Rutgers

Nov. 18: vs. Illinois

Nov. 24: at Nebraska

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9/16 should be Western Michigan
 

BBHawk

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Same teams they had on the schedule previously, but new dates for Big Ten games.





Sept. 2: vs. Utah State

Sept. 9: at Iowa State

Sept. 16: vs. Michigan State

Sept. 23: at Penn State

Sept. 30: vs. Michigan State

Oct. 7: vs. Purdue

Oct. 14: at Wisconsin

Oct. 21: vs. Minnesota

Oct. 28: BYE

Nov. 4: at Northwestern

Nov. 11: vs. Rutgers

Nov. 18: vs. Illinois

Nov. 24: at Nebraska

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Anyone else see something strange in Blair's schedule?
 

MrsScrew

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so how cold is it in Iowa in November? Last time we played you it was September and warm and gorgeous. November 11 in Iowa sounds very cold.
 

LetsGoHawks83

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I understand that it helps the record having an easier schedule, but it kinda sucks how little we play Michigan and OSU.

Do we have protected crossovers with Rutgers and PSU or something. Seems like we've played them quite a bit recently.

Played OSU in 2017 and then this year. Now they are off the schedule again....

Sure helped the 2015 - 2021 win percentage... Only playing OSU once
 
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kentadel

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Another soft schedule without OSU or Michigan. Probably play USC or UCLA once every 5 years if lucky.
 

SBWarriorHawk

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Pretty weak schedule….could be a 9/10 win banner year.
Thank you Barta, keep kissing tail to stay on Big 10 committees

Sept. 2: vs. Utah State - W 8-3

Sept. 9: at Iowa State - L a few more 99 yd drives by kid from Hartley Malvin 30-10

Sept. 16: vs. Western Michigan - L They own us 13-12

Sept. 23: at Penn State - L 40-7

Sept. 30: vs. Michigan State - W Sparty is bad 16-13

Oct. 7: vs. Purdue - L of course, 30 wide open out patterns 34-17

Oct. 14: at Wisconsin - L of course, 300 yds on same run play 23-9

Oct. 21: vs. Minnesota - W coaching contracts extended to 2031 Brain Fart Brian named CIW 15-13

Oct. 28: BYE T 6-6 4 fgs

Nov. 4: at Northwestern - L just because 20-17

Nov. 11: vs. Rutgers - W 3 pick 6's off 4th team qb 24-10

Nov. 18: vs. Illinois - L BB owns Kirk now 12-7

Nov. 24: at Nebraska - L Huskers hire real coach that runs spread 40-7
 

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I understand that it helps the record having an easier schedule, but it kinda sucks how little we play Michigan and OSU.

Do we have protected crossovers with Rutgers and PSU or something. Seems like we've played them quite a bit recently.

Played OSU in 2017 and then this year. Now they are off the schedule again....

Sure helped the 2015 - 2021 win percentage... Only playing OSU once

It partly has to do with how they handle the crossovers - with an odd number they decided to keep one on for 6 years (no idea how they arrived at 6), and the rest rotate every year. So we got Penn state for 6 years, now Rutgers for 6.

This will likely change once usc/ucla join however.
 
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Same teams they had on the schedule previously, but new dates for Big Ten games.





Sept. 2: vs. Utah State

Sept. 9: at Iowa State

Sept. 16: vs. Western Michigan

Sept. 23: at Penn State

Sept. 30: vs. Michigan State

Oct. 7: vs. Purdue

Oct. 14: at Wisconsin

Oct. 21: vs. Minnesota

Oct. 28: BYE

Nov. 4: at Northwestern

Nov. 11: vs. Rutgers

Nov. 18: vs. Illinois

Nov. 24: at Nebraska

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Weak schedule but even with that, with the current coaching staff 6-6 at best.
 

ichawk24

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Want to bet? You’d have to go back to pre-Hayden days the last time that happened.

I do understand what I'm saying is extreme. But fan apathy may be at an all-time high under Kirk, surpassing the early 2015 offseason. This entire scenario tracks 2015, but is gonna be worse. Season ticket sales are going to crash. The 2023 home slate is super weak, as was 2015.

The biggest games are Illinois, Purdue, MSU, and Minnesota, none of which will drive season ticket sales. In 2015 it was Minnesota, Purdue, Illinois and Pitt. We had two games (Illinois State, North Texas) under 60k, and Pitt was only 63k.

Iowa went 12-0 that regular season, and averaged only 63k per game. Once the season ticket sales are weak, it is really hard to catch up. Minnesota was a mid-December sellout. Our final home game when we were 10-0 facing Purdue, we drew 63k.

Unless Joey Labas is CJ Beathard, we are going to really struggle to fill Kinnick.