Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball Schedule
The Iowa Hawkeyes have a proud history of college basketball and have seen a
resurgence in recent years under head coach Fran McCaffery as they have proven once again to be one of the toughest teams
in the Big Ten. The 2014-2015 team will enter the season with a chip on their shoulder after beginning last season with several
big wins and finishing in the top ten nationwide in scoring and rebounding but finishing their season with a heart-breaking
overtime loss to Tennessee in the play-in round of the NCAA Tournament. The returning Hawkeyes will surely use the sting of
the tournament loss as motivation to work extra hard in the off-season in an attempt to make it even further in Te Big Dance
in 2015. Carver-Hawkeye Arena will once again be packed to the rafters with enthusiastic Hawkeyes fans doing their best to
give Iowa one of the best home court advantages in all of NCAA hoops.
The Big Ten has been one of the best conferences
in college basketball for years and the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the conference will only make the conference even
deeper. Iowa will have its hands full battling their way through a tough Big Ten schedule but there can be little doubt that
they will be up to the task.One of the most important and toughest games of the 2014-2015 season will be when the Iowa Hawkeyes
take on the Wisconsin Badgers who are fresh off a trip to the Final Four and returning several key players. A win against
the Badgers could lift the Hawkeyes to a higher seed in the Tournament as well as give them a great boost in confidence that
could carry through in the postseason. There are plenty of big games in the Big Ten regular season and you really can't go
wrong with getting tickets to see any of the conference match ups, especially when they are being played at Carver-Hawkeye
Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball Conference
While the Big 10 has long been known for its college football,
basketball has always been a big deal in the conference as well and in recent years several schools have stepped up their
game making it extremely difficult for a team to navigate the tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses Indiana and
Michigan State always are staunch competition and with the recent development of programs like Michigan and Illinois, the
conference is only getting tougher. Altogether the Big Ten has won ten National Championships with Indiana leading the way
with five. Every year since 1978 the Big Ten has been the conference with the highest attendance in all of college basketball.
Playing such a tough regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the Big Ten who are selected for the Tournament
ready to take on any college in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds to pull off big time upsets. When
it comes to college sport there is arguably no conference that is historically better or more dominant than the Big Ten.
Each year, Iowa Hawkeyes fans eagerly await the start of another thrilling college basketball season
and the opportunity to cheer their school on through the Big Ten season and on into what will hopefully turn out to be another
deep run in the NCAA tournament. The Hawkeyes have a proud winning tradition in hoops, dating back to their unbridled success
in the 1970s with Hall of Fame coach Lute Olsen. As a longtime member of the Big Ten, Iowa has developed intense rivalries
with nearly every school in the conference. These are teams that face off against one another at least twice a year and strong
held grudges do not go away easily. Michigan State as well as Ohio State and Wisconsin are always formidable opponents that
Iowa would be more than happy to take down a peg. The Hawkeyes have made a name for themselves in the always arduous Big Ten
and frequently reach the year-end NCAA tournament. Each home game is great opportunity to don your black and gold gear and
come out to support your favorite team in another promising season of basketball. With home games against powerhouse programs
like Michigan State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio State, and others you can be sure that the schedule will be loaded with intense
match ups you will not want to miss.
College basketball is an experience like no other.
Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, the
games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Carver-Hawkeye Arena for an Iowa Hawkeyes home basketball
game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for their alma
mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops.
Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest.
Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold
your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Hawkeyes' side erupts after another
big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
2014 marked the return of the Hawkeyes
to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, however the university has a proud history of success and have made
it to three Final Fours. In fact the Hawkeyes made the Final Four in consecutive seasons in 1955 and 1956, making it all the
way to the championship game in '56 before losing to the University of San Francisco. The current record for consecutive home
wins by the Hawkeyes is 21, a mark that the team achieved in 2006 before falling at home to Northern Iowa.