IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa volleyball team released its complete 2022 schedule, which includes 13 home games at Xtream Arena in Coralville.
The schedule includes 30 contests, 10 nonconference and 20 conference. Iowa opens the season against Gonzaga, Florida International (Aug. 26) and Oklahoma (Aug. 27) in the Oklahoma Invitational in Norman, Oklahoma, before traveling to Boulder, Colorado, to face Washington (Sep. 3) and Colorado (Sept. 4) in the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge. The Hawkeyes will compete against Wright State, Iowa State (Sep. 9) and Drake (Sep. 10) in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Tournament.
Iowa’s home opener will be Friday, Sept. 16, versus South Dakota State in the Hawkeye Invitational. The Hawkeyes will also host North Florida (Sept. 16) and Northern Iowa (Sept. 17) that weekend.
The Hawkeyes will face opponents from the West Coast Conference, Sun Belt, Big 12, PAC-12, Horizon, Missouri Valley, Summit, and Atlantic Sun in nonconference action.
Iowa will challenge 10 teams that qualified for the 2021 NCAA Tournament (Illinois, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Washington, and Wisconsin).
Iowa will battle Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin once, while taking on Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue and Rutgers both home and away.
The Hawkeyes’ Big Ten home opener falls on Friday, Sept. 23 against the Buckeyes, while their home finale will be on Wednesday, Nov. 23 versus the Wolverines.
Jim Barnes enters his first season as head coach of the Hawkeyes. Iowa returns eight letterwinners, while adding two freshmen and seven transfers to the roster.