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— Trip Manfro (@pfac51) February 6, 2018
ANSWER: I’m unsure why Iowa’s official website hasn’t added the 2020 and 2021 football schedules, but they are set within the Big Ten Conference and mostly finalized outside of it.
The Big Ten schedule is set through 2021, and the biggest change was the league shifting Iowa’s season-finale opponent from Nebraska to Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers began playing on Black Friday when Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, and that season-ending series concludes in 2019. Iowa and Wisconsin are scheduled to play one another on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but it’s likely that game will shift to Black Friday in the future.
Iowa is missing one nonconference game for the 2021 season. It likely will be scheduled for Sept. 18 that year.
Here’s a look at Iowa’s future schedules:
|Sept. 1||Northern Illinois||$1 million|
|Sept. 8||Iowa State||none|
|Sept. 15||Northern Iowa||$600,000|
|Oct. 6||at Minnesota|
|Oct. 13||at Indiana|
|Oct. 27||at Penn State|
|Nov. 3||at Purdue|
|Nov. 17||at Illinois|
|Nov. 23||Nebraska (Friday)|
|Aug. 31||Miami (Ohio)||$1.2 million|
|Sept. 14||at Iowa State||none|
|Sept. 28||Middle Tenn. State||$1.55 million|
|Oct. 5||at Michigan|
|Oct. 12||Penn State|
|Oct. 26||at Northwestern|
|Nov. 9||at Wisconsin|
|Nov. 29||at Nebraska (Friday)|
|Sept. 5||Northern Iowa||$650,000|
|Sept. 12||Iowa State||none|
|Sept. 19||at Minnesota|
|Sept. 26||Northern Illinois||$1.1 million|
|Oct. 3||Michigan State|
|Oct. 10||at Ohio State|
|Oct. 17||at Penn State|
|Nov. 7||at Illinois|
|Nov. 21||at Purdue|
|Sept. 11||at Iowa State||none|
|Sept. 25||Colorado State||$1.35 million|
|Oct. 2||at Northwestern|
|Oct. 9||Penn State|
|Oct. 23||at Maryland|
|Nov. 6||at Nebraska|
|Nov. 27||at Wisconsin|
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