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Iowa's football guarantees from 2014-2018: $8.05 million

Hawkeyes have schedules set next 5 years, need only one opponent in 2019 and 2020

Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley (11) stiff arms Northern Illinois Huskies cornerback Marlon Moore (21) during the second half at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, August 31, 2013.(Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley (11) stiff arms Northern Illinois Huskies cornerback Marlon Moore (21) during the second half at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, August 31, 2013.(Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

IOWA CITY — Iowa has a full football schedule over the next five years and needs only one opponent in 2019 and 2020.

According to documents received by The Gazette via state open-records laws, Iowa will pay more than $8 million in guarantees to opponents spanning the next five football seasons. This year, Iowa pays $550,000 to Northern Iowa and $900,000 to Ball State.

Iowa and Iowa State extended their non-conference contract through 2021, but neither school receives a payment. The visiting team formerly received 20 percent of the home gate, but that expired after the 2012 season.

Iowa receives $200,000 from Pittsburgh this year, mostly to reimburse travel expenses. Iowa pays Pittsburgh $200,000 for its trip to Kinnick Stadium in 2015.

The Hawkeyes’ non-conference schedules are set through the 2018 season. In 2015, Iowa will pay North Texas $900,000 and Illinois State $500,000.

In 2016, Iowa pays Miami (Ohio) $1 million and North Dakota State $500,000. In 2017, Wyoming receives $1 million and North Texas $900,000. In 2018, Iowa pays Northern Illinois $1 million and Northern Iowa $600,000.

Miami (Ohio)’s 2019 trip to Kinnick Stadium costs Iowa $1.2 million. Northern Illinois comes to Iowa City in 2020 at a $1.1 million price tag.

Here are Iowa’s future non-conference schedule dates:

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2014: Aug. 30 — Northern Iowa; Sept. 6 — Ball State; Sept. 13 — Iowa State; Sept. 20 — at Pittsburgh

2015: Sept. 5 — Illinois State; Sept. 12 — at Iowa State; Sept. 19 — Pittsburgh; Sept. 26 — North Texas

2016: Sept. 3 — Miami (Ohio); Sept. 10 — Iowa State; Sept. 17 — North Dakota State

2017: Sept. 2 — Wyoming; Sept. 9 — at Iowa State; Sept. 16. — North Texas

2018: Sept. 1 — Northern Illinois; Sept. 8 — Iowa State; Sept. 15 — Northern Iowa

2019: Aug. 31 — Miami (Ohio); Sept. 14 — at Iowa State; (third opponent TBD)

2020: Sept. 5 — Northern Illinois; Sept. 12 — Iowa State; (third opponent TBD)

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