Four kickoff times announced for Iowa football games, none in prime time

Mark Emmert
Hawk Central

Football season is three months away, but Iowa learned the start times of one-third of its schedule Wednesday.

The Hawkeyes will travel to Iowa State for an 11 a.m. game Sept. 9 that will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2, the university announced. In addition, Iowa's home game the following Saturday against North Texas will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. and air on ESPN2.

Iowa's homecoming opponent on Oct. 7 is Illinois, with the game scheduled for an 11 a.m. kickoff on a network to be announced.

Junior center James Daniels (right) and the Hawkeye football team will meet rival Nebraska at 3 p.m. Nov. 24. The game will be televised on FS1, according to a partial schedule of kickoff time released Wednesday.

And the annual season finale on Black Friday will begin at 3 p.m. at Nebraska and be broadcast on FS1.

Iowa opens the season Sept. 2 with a home game against Wyoming. That kickoff time was not announced Wednesday. Early-season start times were given for games televised by ESPN and Fox only. The Big Ten Network has not yet released its early-season schedule of games.

Any prime-time games for the remainder of the season, beginning with a week four Big Ten opener vs. Penn State, will be announced no later than 12 days prior to the game date, per the new media rights agreements between the Big Ten Conference and its television partners.

Single-game tickets are not yet available for Iowa home games.

Iowa’s 2017 football schedule

Sept. 2 Wyoming, TBA

Sept. 9 at Iowa State, 11 a.m., ESPN/ESPN2

Sept. 16 North Texas, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Sept. 23 Penn State, TBA

Sept. 30 at Michigan State, TBA

Oct. 7 Illinois, 11 a.m., TBA

Oct. 21 at Northwestern, TBA

Oct. 28 Minnesota, TBA

Nov. 4 Ohio State, TBA

Nov. 11 at Wisconsin, TBA

Nov. 18 Purdue, TBA

Nov. 24 at Nebraska, 3 p.m., FS1