By JOHN BOHNENKAMP
Iowa’s women’s basketball team will appear on national television 18 times this season, including 14 Big Ten games.
The Big Ten announced start times and television information for women’s games on Wednesday.
Iowa brings back 11 letterwinners, including consensus All-American and Big Ten player of the year Caitlin Clark, from last season’s team that shared the Big Ten regular-season championship and won the Big Ten tournament title
The Hawkeyes will appear on two games on FOX, at Michigan on January 7 and at home against Nebraska on January 28, the first time the network has telecast women’s games.
Iowa will appear on either ESPN or ESPN2 for five games — December 1 vs. North Carolina State (ESPN2), December 7 vs. Iowa State (ESPN2), January 23 at Ohio State (ESPN2), February 2 vs. Maryland (ESPN) and February 26 vs. Indiana (ESPN2).
The November 25 game against Oregon State in the Phil Knight Invitational will be telecast on ESPNU. The November 27 game against either Duke or Connecticut will be on either ABC or ESPN2.
The February 12 game at home against Rutgers will be on FS1. Home games against Minnesota (December 10), Purdue (December 29), Penn State (January 14), and road games against Illinois (January 1), Penn State (February 5), Indiana (February 9), Nebraska (February 18) and Maryland (February 21) will be on BTN.
All other Big Ten games and non-conference home games will be streamed on BTN-Plus.
Photo: Iowa’s Caitlin Clark tries to get off a shot in last season’s game against Ohio State. (Stephen Mally/hawkeyesports.com)