We’re one week from the first game week of the 2020 season and we finally have some clarity on the time and even date for a few of Iowa’s upcoming games. While the full details for the season were not divulged, the Big Ten released the date, time and TV listings for select games this season on Monday.
Among those, the week one matchups across the conference got their start times and TV listings given we’re now inside the 12-day TV window. For Hawkeye fans, the most important this is Iowa will take on our most hated rival Purdue on Saturday, October 24th at 2:30pm CT. The game will be featured on the Big Ten Network.
Beyond just the first week, we also got some details on two other upcoming Iowa games. The Hawkeyes’ matchup with Minnesota, which comes in week 4 following a home game against Michigan State, will be a 6pm CT kick on FS1.
And finally, Iowa’s week 6 matchup with Nebraska will, as expected, be played on Black Friday. The Black Friday series, as you’ll recall, had been put on hold with Iowa originally set to host Wisconsin that weekend in 2020. Now with the revised schedule due to COVID-19, the Hawkeyes still host Wisconsin in the final week of the year, but Black Friday happens to align with week 6.
Time and TV listing for the Nebraska matchup has yet to be determined. Here’s a look at the full date, time and TV listing details released Monday.
Start times and television designations for games during the first week of the 2020 Big Ten football season were announced this morning, along with other select games later in the season. pic.twitter.com/Ho2eaVylXy— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 12, 2020
As a reminder, here’s a look at Iowa’s full schedule for 2020.
Iowa 2020 Schedule
- Saturday, October 24th - @ Purdue, 2:30pm CT on BTN
- Saturday, October 31st - Northwestern, TBD
- Saturday, November 7th - Michigan State, TBD
- Friday, November 13th - @ Minnesota, 6pm CT on FS1
- Saturday, November 21st - @ Penn State, TBD
- Friday, November 28th - Nebraska, TBD
- Saturday, December 5th - @ Illinois, TBD
- Saturday, December 12th - Wisconsin, TBD
And for those interested, here’s a reminder of the full Big Ten schedule for 2020. Expect further details on kick times and TV listings inside the 12-day TV windows.
The Big Ten Conference announced today the schedule for the 2020 football season, including an eight-game Conference-only schedule starting the weekend of October 24 plus a ninth game for all 14 teams during a newly created Big Ten Champions Week the weekend of December 19. pic.twitter.com/jaDXMhh2C8— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) September 19, 2020