B1G Football Opponents Announced for 2024, 2025

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa’s Big Ten Conference football opponents for 2024 and 2025 were announced Thursday by the Big Ten Conference. The two newest members of the Big Ten in 2024, UCLA and USC, both appear on the Hawkeyes’ schedules. Dates for league games have not been released.

In 2024, Iowa will host conference opponents Maryland, Nebraska, UCLA and Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes travel coast to coast, playing at Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers and USC. In nonconference play Iowa hosts Illinois State, Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series and Troy. The Hawkeyes are one of three teams to face both UCLA and USC in 2024.

2024 Home/Away Schedule
Home Maryland
Home Nebraska
Home Wisconsin
Away Illinois
Away Minnesota
Away Ohio State
Away Rutgers
Away USC

In 2025, Iowa’s five league home games include Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern and Penn State. The Hawkeyes travel to Indiana, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin. Nonconference contests include Florida Atlantic and Massachusetts visiting Kinnick Stadium and the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game at Iowa State.

2025 Home/Away Schedule
Home Michigan
Home Michigan State
Home Minnesota
Home Northwestern
Home Penn State
Away Indiana
Away Nebraska
Away Purdue
Away Wisconsin

The 2024 football season will debut the Flex Protect Plus model, which features a combination of protected opponents. In each of the two seasons the Hawkeyes maintain rivalry games with Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Iowa is the only Big Ten team to maintain contests with three protected rivals.

Beginning with the 2024 season, the annual Big Ten Championship Game will feature the top two teams in the overall standings at the end of the regular season.

USC holds a 7-3 advantage over Iowa, while UCLA has defeated the Hawkeyes in six of nine meetings. Iowa last met USC in the 2019 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, earning a 49-24 win. Iowa has not played at USC since 1976. The Hawkeyes last played UCLA in the 1986 Rose Bowl, a 45-28 Bruin win.

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Fans can buy football season tickets by visiting hawkeyesports.com/footballtickets. The Fight for Iowa mobile passes are sold out and the mini ticket plans are currently on sale. Group tickets and Hawkeye Village ticket sales begin July 5, while single game tickets go on sale for donors on July 17 and to the general public on July 20.

University of Iowa faculty/staff should contact the University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Office for season tickets. The UI Athletics Ticket Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office telephone number is 1-800-IA-HAWKS.