Iowa announces updates to future nonconference football schedules
Iowa will face Northern Iowa and Northern Illinois in 2026
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa announced on Tuesday updates to future football nonconference schedules.
It was previously announced that Iowa would host Northern Illinois in 2025, but that game has been moved to Sept. 5, 2026. Joining the Huskies on Iowa’s 2026 nonconference slate will be Northern Iowa on Sept. 19 in Kinnick Stadium.
In 2027, the Hawkeyes will host Ball State on Sept. 4 in Iowa City.
Iowa and Northern Illinois will also play on Sept. 15, 2029 in Iowa City, a game that was previously scheduled for 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Big Ten schedules for each season will be released at a later date.
Below are Iowa’s updated future nonconference schedules.
Sept. 2 Western Michigan
Sept. 9 at Iowa State (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
Sept. 16 Utah State
Aug. 31 Illinois State
Sept. 7 Iowa State (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
Aug. 30 Florida Atlantic
Sept. 6 at Iowa State (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
Nov. 15 Massachusetts
Sept. 5 Northern Illinois
Sept. 19 Northern Iowa
Sept. 4 Ball State
Sept. 15 Northern Illinois