Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule in 2014
The Iowa Hawkeyes are ready to take to the football field this season in
an effort to win as many games as possible in their quest for the Big Ten title. The Hawkeyes have a roster filled with talent
this season thanks to a great combination of returning players and new recruits. Playing in the Big Ten is near an easy task,
but the Hawkeyes are prepared to do whatever it takes to get results on the field against their toughest opponents. The Hawkeyes
are coming off a solid 2013 season in which they finished with an 8-5 overall record that included a 5-3 mark against Big
Ten opponents. Considering how competitive the Big Ten is each and every season, and 5-3 record against conferences foes is
more than admirable. The Hawkeyes want to play even better in 2014, and with a lot of great home matchups they'll have the
opportunities to prove that they're one of the best teams in the country.
The Hawkeyes will have a tough matchup coming
their way when the Wisconsin Badgers pay a visit to Kinnick Stadium this November. The Badgers are often one of the toughest
and best teams in the nation, and the Hawkeyes have had some battles with them in the past. Iowa knows that they're going
to have to play at the top of their game to earn the victory against Wisconsin this season.
Iowa will close out their
home games this season when they host the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Huskers will again have some of the best athletes in the
country, as they do every season, and it will be up to the Hawkeyes to play smart, disciplined football in an effort to finish
things out at home with a big win against a tough conference foe.
A member of the Big Ten Conference
since it began in 1900, the Iowa Hawkeyes are one of the most storied college football programs in the country. The Hawkeyes
actually first took to the field in 1889, and have built a strong tradition of winning football since then. With 13 conference
championships, the Iowa Hawkeyes are always a threat to win the conference with their long history of athletic offensive line
play and a tough running attack. The team has had 22 All-Americans over the course of the program's history. The Hawkeyes
are routinely one of the best teams in the nation, and they boast a great fan base as a result. They play their home games
at Kinnick Stadium, which is capable of holding 70,000 screaming fans. Every season the Hawkeyes add to a history that is
The game day experience inside Kinnick Stadium may only be matched
the experience outside. Tailgating is one of college football's best traditions, bringing fans, students and alumni together
before the game, usually with food spread, cold drinks and maybe throwing the football around. It can be as much of a part
of the game day experience as the game itself. The scene outside Kinnick Stadium before games is legendary, uniting the Iowa
City with the students of the university, where the black and gold of the Hawkeyes runs so deep.
Once the game starts,
and 70,000 Iowa fans settle into the stands to watch their Hawkeyes play, the spirit of the school shines through. The fans
stand together, cheering in unison in the sunshine, rain, mud and snow. Hawkeyes fans have proven over the years that they
cheer on their team in the best and worst of Iowa weather. When you attend a game at Kinnick Stadium, you will experience
one of the very best college football atmospheres in the country. With almost $100 million worth of renovations and improvements
over the last decade has made Kinnick Stadium one of the very best places to experience a Saturday of sports, before, during
and after the game.
The Big Ten is always one of the toughest conferences in the country.
Like the SEC, there are usually three or four teams ranked in the Top 25, with every game sure to have postseason ramifications.
The Big Ten has been divided into 2 divisions after the conference realigned, with the Legends and Leaders making up the Big
Ten. The Iowa Hawkeyes are in the Legends Division, where they compete with rivals like the Michigan Wolverines and newly
added Nebraska Cornhuskers for a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Michigan Wolverines lead the Big Ten all time
in wins a Big Ten Championships, but year in and year out, this very competitive conference is anybody's to win.
Hawkeyes Football Trivia
Who is the Hawkeyes famed football stadium named after?
Kinnick Stadium is named after
Nile Kinnick, the only Heisman Trophy winner in the history of the University of Iowa. He was a consensus All American in
1939, but was tragically killed in a training flight while serving his country in the Navy during World War II.