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Iowa and Wisconsin will began playing each other n the final game of the regular season in 2020.

Iowa’s football schedules nearly set for next 4 seasons

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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:

2018 schedule

Date Opponent Nonconference payout
Sept. 1 Northern Illinois $1 million
Sept. 8 Iowa State none
Sept. 15 Northern Iowa $600,000
Sept. 22 Wisconsin
Sept. 29 OPEN
Oct. 6 at Minnesota
Oct. 13 at Indiana
Oct. 20 Maryland
Oct. 27 at Penn State
Nov. 3 at Purdue
Nov. 10 Northwestern
Nov. 17 at Illinois
Nov. 23 Nebraska (Friday)

2019 schedule

Date Opponent Nonconference payout
Aug. 31 Miami (Ohio) $1.2 million
Sept. 7 Rutgers
Sept. 14 at Iowa State none
Sept. 21 OPEN
Sept. 28 Middle Tenn. State $1.55 million
Oct. 5 at Michigan
Oct. 12 Penn State
Oct. 19 Purdue
Oct. 26 at Northwestern
Nov. 2 OPEN
Nov. 9 at Wisconsin
Nov. 16 Minnesota
Nov. 23 Illinois
Nov. 29 at Nebraska (Friday)

2020 schedule

Date Opponent     Nonconference payout
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
Oct. 24 Northwestern
Oct. 31 OPEN
Nov. 7 at Illinois
Nov. 14 Nebraska
Nov. 21 at Purdue
Nov. 28 Wisconsin

2021 schedule

Date Opponent   Nonconference payout
Sept. 4 Indiana  
Sept. 11 at Iowa State none
Sept. 18 TBD
Sept. 25 Colorado State  $1.35 million
Oct. 2 at Northwestern
Oct. 9 Penn State
Oct. 16 OPEN
Oct. 23 at Maryland
Oct. 30 Purdue
Nov. 6 at Nebraska
Nov. 13 Minnesota
Nov. 20 Illinois
Nov. 27 at Wisconsin

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