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683 highlight videos and 651 full game videos gathered from the internet about the past 4,336 Iowa Hawkeye football (since 1889) and basketball (since 1901) games. We also have profiles for 1587 players and 57 coaches.

9/30/2023 Football vs Michigan State

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10/7/2023 Football vs Purdue

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10/14/2023 Football @ Wisconsin

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 2023-2024 Football Record: 3 - 1 (8 games remaining)

 2022-2023 Basketball Record: 19 - 14

 2022-2023 Women’s Basketball Record: 31 - 7

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1889-1890 Iowa Football Year in Review
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Football was first played as a club sport at Iowa in 1872, with intramural games against other colleges played as early as 1882, but it was not until 1889 that the University of Iowa first officially recognized a varsity football team. On September 26, 1889, Martin Sampson, who would later score the first touchdown in school history, led a meeting regarding the organization of an State University of Iowa (S.U.I.) football team. It was this suggestion that earned Sampson the title of coach and captain of the team. In the following days, Iowa sent out a challenge to any team in the state of Iowa for a game of football. The one team to accept Iowa's challenge: Iowa College (now Grinnell College). The game date was set for November 16, and the preparations for the game began.

Preparations were difficult at Iowa, as proper management and leadership was obviously lacking at team practices. That was hardly the case with practices at Iowa College. With the help of Frank Everest and Lou Van Giesen, two men with playing experience back east, the Pioneers were able to field a competitive team. Iowa was outmatched, and lost the game, 24–0. Although a rematch was scheduled to be played on Thanksgiving, it was canceled due to inclement weather. With that, Iowa College had won the first championship west of the Mississippi River.

Conference: Independent

Head Coach: No coach

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PlayersAllen Sanford, Arthur A.G. Smith, Arthur Cox, Frank Pierce, Lloyd Elliott, Martin Sampson, Milton Powers
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Iowa  @  Iowa College   Grinnell

L    0 - 24 

Head Coach: No coach

Iowa's first intercollegiate game resulted in a loss to Grinnell (called Iowa College at the time) on the road. It was also the first intercollegiate football game played west of the Mississippi River...more

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