“We’re just coming off a 10-day road trip where we were in Houston and then Kansas. It’s going to feel pretty good to be home for awhile, that’s for sure,” Iowa coach Rick Heller said. He credits experience for their strong start to the season as they have a lot of guys who have played many games. “We’ve won some games where we didn’t play our best and that is because of the confidence and the experience these guys have,” according to Heller.
Today’s game will feature the latest upgrade to Banks Field. A video board was installed over the weekend and Heller says this is a trial run before the Big Ten opening Indiana series this weekend. “I can’t wait to see the video board running, it’s going to be really nice,” Heller said. Other improvements made to the field include turf in the outfield and a new outfield fence.