KCCI-TV: The Iowa Hawkeyes will play football in 2020. The Big Ten Conference announced today that each university voted unanimously to resume the football season starting the weekend of Oct. 23-24. The conference said the decision was based on information presented by the Big Ten Return to Competition Task Force. The Big Ten will require student-athletes, coaches, trainers and other individuals who are on the field for all practices and games to undergo daily antigen testing.