In late August, over 90,000 Nebraska volleyball fans piled into Memorial Stadium for a match between their Huskers and Omaha. It was a record-setting day as the 92,003 crowd was the most to ever take in a women’s sporting event.
Sunday afternoon, Caitlin Clark and the Iowa women’s basketball team followed suit and put on a scrimmage against DePaul in Kinnick Stadium. Usually the home of No. 24 Iowa football team, Kinnick has become well known in recent years due to the Hawkeye Wave where fans turn at the end of the first quarter to wave at the patients of the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital that is co-located with the stadium.
As part of the event, Iowa raised $250,000 for the Children’s Hospital. Of course, they also took part in the Hawkeye Wave.
Bigger than basketball 💛#Hawkeyes
— Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) October 15, 2023
There were 55,646 fans in attendance for Sunday’s game, setting a new record for an NCAA women’s basketball game. Just like with Volleyball Day at Nebraska, the photos from the event are breathtaking.