The University of Iowa football team will play two Friday contests and open the season with a 2:30 p.m. (CT) contest Saturday, Oct. 24 at Purdue. The schedule for the opening week of Big Ten football was announced Monday morning by the conference office, along with select Friday contests.
As has been the case in recent years, the Hawkeyes and Nebraska will meet the day after Thanksgiving in the Heroes Game. Kickoff time for that contest on the gridiron at Kinnick Stadium will be announced at a later date.
With the schedule change, Iowa and Nebraska will meet on Black Friday for the 10th consecutive year. That streak was originally scheduled to end in 2020. The Big Ten Conference announced in 2017 that the teams would move off the Black Friday date in 2020 and 2021. The 2020 schedule was twice altered due the COVID 19 pandemic.
Iowa’s game at Minnesota, originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18, will be played Friday, Nov. 13. The annual contest for Floyd of Rosedale will kick at 6 p.m. (CT) .
Following is Iowa’s updated schedule:
Oct. 24 at Purdue, 2:30 p.m. CT
Oct. 31 Northwestern, TBA
Nov. 7 Michigan State, TBA
Nov. 13 at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Nov. 21 at Penn State, TBA
Nov. 27 Nebraska, TBA
Dec. 5 at Illinois, TBA
Dec. 12 Wisconsin, TBA
Dec. 19 Champions Week