Iowa will kick off two homecoming games at 11 a.m.

Mark Emmert

The Iowa football team will kick off two homecoming games at 11 a.m. this fall: on Oct. 1 when it hosts Northwestern and on Oct. 15 when it visits Purdue.

Scenes like this, of Lucas Roach of Des Moines handing out candy during last year's University Of Iowa Homecoming Parade, will take place Oct. 1 this year. The Hawkeyes will host Northwestern in this year's homecoming football game with an 11 a.m. kickoff, it was announced Tuesday.

The Big Ten Conference announced kickoff times for all 14 homecoming games Tuesday.

That means five of Iowa's 12 football start times have now been revealed. The Hawkeyes are playing night games at home Sept. 10 against Iowa State (6:30 p.m., BTN) and Nov. 12 against Michigan (7 p.m., ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) and a road night game at Penn State on Nov. 5 (6:30 p.m., BTN).

Kickoff times for Iowa's two remaining home nonconference games (Sept. 3 vs. Miami of Ohio and Sept. 17 vs. North Dakota State) are expected to be announced soon. The start times for the remaining five Big Ten games will likely be revealed in the regular windows of about two weeks before the schedule game dates.

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In the Big Ten, Illinois is the most frequent guest for homecoming games this fall, with four teams scheduling the Illini for that occasion.

The full schedule:

Oct. 1 — Rutgers at Ohio State, 11 a.m.

Oct. 1 — Northwestern at Iowa, 11 a.m.

Oct. 1 — Purdue at Maryland, 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 — Illinois at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 — Maryland at Penn State, 11 a.m.

Oct. 15 — Illinois at Rutgers, 11 a.m.

Oct. 15 — Iowa at Purdue, 11 a.m.

Oct. 15 — Nebraska at Indiana, 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 — Northwestern at Michigan State, 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 22 — Rutgers at Minnesota, 11 a.m.

Oct. 22 — Indiana at Northwestern, 11 a.m.

Oct. 22 — Illinois at Michigan, 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 29 — Minnesota at Illinois, 11 a.m.

Nov. 12 — Illinois at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m.