Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says a tough schedule should help the Hawkeyes get better. The Hawks open the season at home against Texas-San Antonio and the schedule features only four teams that posted a losing record last season. He says it is a terrific schedule and he says when you play all the in-state schools and the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and then the Big Ten conference games, you can’t have a bad schedule.
Lickliter says the competition will benefit the Hawks. He says his hope is the competition will heighten their awareness to make strides and to grow.