Iowa Hawkeyes Football Tickets
The Schedule in 2013
The Iowa Hawkeyes are consistently one of the most
exciting teams in the Big 10, especially within the Legends Division. They have played tough against the best competition
in the Big 10, playing tough against #4 Ohio State in October. The Legends Division is far from decided, though, with big
games to be won still on their schedule. The Hawkeyes are bolstered this year by a staunch defense, that has allowed only
two rushing touchdowns all year, a fast offensive line and a rabid running game that averages 189 yards per game and that
Hawkeyes are looking to play themselves into a postseason berth.
Outside of their rivalry with Iowa State, one of the
biggest games of the year for the Iowa Hawkeyes is their matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers as both teams vie for the Heartland
Trophy. A win over the #24 ranked Badgers could go a long way towards a quality bowl game for the Hawkeyes, so fans can expect
a hard fought game. The Badgers bring to Iowa City one of the top rushing attacks in the country, averaging almost 300 yard
per game. Holes will be hard to find against the Hawkeyes defense, and the side that performs to their season average might
just steal this game. Get ready for a raucous crowd of 70,000 strong to bring everything they have to Kinnick Stadium on November
2 as they Hawkeyes look to make a big move in the Big 10's Legends Division.
On Saturday November 23, the Hawkeyes welcome
the 21st ranked Michigan Wolverines to Kinnick Stadium, another ranked opponent for the Hawkeyes. Led by quarterback Devin
Gardner, the Wolverines score a lot and often, averaging 42 points per game. The Wolverines are 6-1 with their only loss coming
in a four overtime loss to Penn State. The Hawkeyes defense will have their hands full with the Wolverines, bringing another
exciting Big 10 matchup to Kinnick Stadium.
A member of the Big 10 Conference since it began
in 1900, the Iowa Hawkeyes are one of the most storied college football programs in the country. 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. Though the Hawkeyes failed to secure a bowl game in 2012, for the first time since 2000, they look well
on their way to a postseason berth through 8 games in 2013. Led by sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock and junior fullback Mark
Weisman, the Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to make some noise in the Big 10 down the stretch. Their defense has held teams through
the first part of the year and the unit looks like it is just getting started. Hawkeye fans are looking for upsets against
Wisconsin and Michigan in the second half of the season to push the team into a great bowl game.
gameday experience inside Kinnick Stadium may only be matched the experience outside. Tailgating is one of college footballs
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 gameday 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 theirHawkeyes
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 10
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 10 has been divided into 2 divisions after the conference
realigned, with the Legends and Leaders making up the Big 10. 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 10 Championship Game.
The Michigan Wolverines lead the Big 10 all time in wins an Big 10 Championships, but year in and year out, this very competitive
conference is anybody's to win.
Who is the Hawkeyes famed football stadium named after?
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