Summary: Iowa now has five start times set in stone.
Penn State was set for 7 a few weeks ago. Today, Kinnick games against Nebraska and Minnesota were set for 11 a.m. Road games at Michigan State and Northwestern also were set for 11 a.m.
Nebraska will be on ABC. Penn State is on the Big Ten Network. No specific TV announced for the other times, but they’re headed toward either ESPN, ESPN2 or BTN. The MAC hasn’t had its TV dates decided, so the NIU opener at Soldier Field hasn’t been slated for TV. It could, just hasn’t yet. It probably won’t be at night. Iowa has said Penn State is the only night game this season.
The Big Ten will announce start times for the first three weeks of the season soon.
Here’s the release from Iowa:
START TIMES SET FOR SELECTED IOWA FOOTBALL GAMES
IOWA CITY, Iowa – - University of Iowa home football games against Minnesota (Sept. 29) and Nebraska (Nov. 23) will start at 11 a.m. CT. In addition, Iowa games at Michigan State (Oct. 13) and Northwestern (Oct. 27) will also start at 11 a.m. CT. The Big Ten Conference announced start times of selected games Thursday, with the majority of those games serving as Homecoming for the host institution.
Minnesota will serve as Iowa’s homecoming opponent as the Golden Gophers and Hawkeyes meet in Kinnick Stadium in the first Big Ten game of the season for both teams. Iowa holds an all-time homecoming record of 54-41-5, including a 6-9 mark vs. Minnesota. Iowa defeated Indiana, 45-24, in its 2011 homecoming game.
The Hawkeyes will host Nebraska on Friday, Nov. 23, as the teams meet the day after Thanksgiving for the second straight year. That game will be televised nationally by ABC for a second straight year as well. The Cornhuskers defeated Iowa 20-7 last November in the first annual “Heroes Game”.
Iowa will be the homecoming opponent when it visits both East Lansing and Evanston. Iowa games against Minnesota, Michigan State and Northwestern will be televised by ESPN, ESPN2 or BTN.
It was announced earlier that Iowa’s Oct. 20 home game against Penn State will be a prime time event, beginning at 7 p.m. CT in Kinnick Stadium. That game will be televised by BTN and marks Iowa’s only night game of the season.
Start times and television information for Iowa’s remaining games has not yet been released. The Big Ten Conference is expected to announce start times for the first three weeks of the season in the near future.
The Hawkeyes open the season Sept. 1, meeting Northern Illinois at Soldier Field in Chicago. Iowa then hosts Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Central Michigan before opening conference action against Minnesota.
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