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Sellouts mount for Iowa star Caitlin Clark’s Big Ten road games

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Caitlin Clark is set to draw crowds across the Big Ten in her senior season. (David K Purdy/Getty Images)

The Caitlin Clark effect continues, with a number of Iowa basketball’s Big Ten road games selling out as fans of opposing teams flock to see the Iowa star.

Rutgers, Northwestern, Maryland and Minnesota all have announced advance sellouts of their home contests games against the No. 4 Hawkeyes.

Ohio State, meanwhile, has opened up more tickets for its game against Iowa in January. The Buckeyes began with approximately 9,500 seats available in the lower bowl of the Schottenstein Center, and now they are offering upper-level seating to meet the demand. Iowa has been drawing 12,000 fans per game on average.

The trend started with Iowa’s home games for Clark’s senior season. The university announced in August that season tickets were sold out, after the team had to pause deposits in April due to an increase in interest. The team never even needed to put single-game tickets on sale.

So Hawkeyes fans looking to watch Clark and her teammates play at home need to hit the resale market – which stood at an average of $180 per home game in November, per SeatGeek. Before this season, Iowa had sold out just three regular-season games in program history.