Hawkeyes Announce 2024 Schedule

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head softball coach Renee Gillispie released details of the Hawkeyes’ 52-game regular season schedule on Wednesday. The Hawkeye’s 2024 slate features 14 games at Bob Pearl Field. Iowa will begin its season at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Florida, from Feb. 9-11. The Hawkeyes are set to host Wisconsin in their home opener on Friday March. 22.


  • The Hawkeyes will travel to the Florida for the first three weekends of the season. They open in Clearwater (Feb. 9-11), the following weekend they will be in Leesburg for The Spring Games (Feb. 16-18) and close out at the UNF-JU Invitational in Jacksonville (Feb. 23-25).
  • Iowa will travel to California for an 11-game spring break trip Mar. 8-16. They will travel to San Jose, Santa Clara, Stanford, Moraga and Sacramento.
  • The Hawkeyes host Wisconsin (March 22-24), Michigan State (March 29-31), Indiana (April 19-21) and Minnesota (April 26-28) in league play and travel for road conference series at Purdue (April 5-7), Michigan (April 12-14), Nebraska (April 23) and Illinois (May 3-5).
  • Iowa hosts two nonconference games at Bob Pearl Field. They welcome Drake on April 2 and Illinois State on April 30.
  • The Hawkeyes hit the road for midweek game at Iowa State on April 16.
  • Iowa will host the Big Ten Tournament at Bob Pearl Field, from May 8-11. The top eight teams in the Big Ten regular season standings qualify for the single-elimination tournament. This is the first time that Iowa has hosted the conference tournament since 2003.
  • The Hawkeyes will face 10 teams that were 2023 NCAA Tournament participants, including Stanford who advanced to the Women’s College World Series.

Iowa is coming off of a 2023 season where they won 35 games and captured the National Invitational Softball Championship title. The Hawkeyes have 26 student-athletes on their roster with nine newcomers. They return Big Ten All-Freshman selection Jalen Adams in the circle.