2016-17 Schedules: Iowa Hawkeyes

Peter Jok's decision to return to school for his senior season may have saved the year for the Iowa Hawkeyes, as he will be the star of the team after four seniors graduated following the 2015-16 year.
Peter Jok’s decision to return to school for his senior season may have saved the year for the Iowa Hawkeyes, as he will be the star of the team after four seniors graduated following the 2015-16 year.

It’s amazing how one player’s decision can affect the outlook of a team moving forwards.

When junior guard Peter Jok declared for the NBA Draft early, the Iowa Hawkeyes had the look of a team who was going to be in the bottom half of the Big Ten in 2016-17. Four seniors graduated following the 2015-16 campaign, and potentially losing Jok to the professional ranks was something that Iowa fans didn’t want to hear.

In the end, Jok decided to return to Iowa City for his senior year, and he may have saved the Hawkeyes’ season in the process.

Coming off a career year in 2015-16, Jok will be the undisputed star of the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2016-17. The Hawkeyes have a strong group of freshmen coming in this year, all of whom have reportedly impressed during off-season workouts.

With Jok leading the way, the Hawkeyes could sneak back into the NCAA Tournament when all is said and done.

Iowa Hawkeyes

2015-16 Record: 22-11 (12-6 in Big Ten; Tied-3rd)
Key Returnees: Peter Jok, Dom Uhl
Key Departures: Jarrod Uthoff, Adam Woodbury, Mike Gesell, Anthony Clemmons 

2016-17 Schedule
(** Denotes Conference Play)

11/4/2016: v. Regis University (Exhibition)
*Iowa City, IA

11/11/2016: v. Kennesaw State Owls
*Iowa City, IA

11/13/2016: v. Savannah State Tigers
*Iowa City, IA

11/17/2016: v. Seton Hall Pirates (Gavitt Tip-Off Games)
*Iowa City, IA

11/20/2016: v. UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
*Iowa City, IA

11/25/2016: v. Virginia Cavaliers (Emerald Coast Classic)
*Destin, FL

11/26/2016: TBD (Emerald Coast Classic)
*Destin, FL

11/29/2016: @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
*South Bend, IN

12/3/2016: v. Omaha Mavericks
*Iowa City, IA

12/5/2016: v. Stetson Hatters
*Iowa City, IA

12/8/2016: v. Iowa State Cyclones (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
*Iowa City, IA

12/17/2016: v. Northern Iowa Panthers (Hy-Vee Big Four Classic)
*Des Moines, IA

12/20/2016: v. North Dakota Fighting Hawks
*Iowa City, IA

12/22/2016: v. Delaware State Hornets
*Iowa City, IA
 

Conference Schedule: TBD