The Big Ten announced start times for seven games of the 2021 Iowa Hawkeyes football season earlier today.
Check out the tweet below for deets:
100 days.— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) May 27, 2021
59, 58, 57... seconds.
Seven start times have been announced. #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/6fn9zxx9Ff
The most notable of the start times from a quick glance is the Iowa/Iowa state matchup, scheduled for September 11th, getting a 2:30 prime afternoon kickoff on ABC, the network that Disney/ESPN usually reserves for marquee games. Considering both teams will likely enter the matchup ranked, I’d say that makes a lot of sense.
Iowa’s away game at Maryland, recently bumped to Friday night, will kick off at 7 p.m. CST and air on FS1. Home games against Indiana Kent State will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CST on BTN, while the 2:30 kickoff against Purdue does not currently have a TV network.
No start time has been set for Iowa hosting Penn State, and given that the network has been determined to either be Fox or FS1, I’d say there’s a high likelihood of that being the night game at Kinnick, especially since it also coincidentally happens to be the Black and Gold spirit game...
This schedule drop rounds out with away games at Wisconsin and Nebraska kicking off at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively.
Check out the full Iowa schedule below:
Iowa’s 2021 football schedule (all listed times are CT):
Sept. 4 Indiana, 2:30 p.m., BTN
Sept. 11 at Iowa State, 2:30 p.m., ABC
Sept. 18 Kent State, 2:30 p.m., BTN
Sept. 25 Colorado State, TBA
Oct. 1 at Maryland, 7 p.m., FS1
Oct. 9 Penn State, TBA, FOX or FS1
Oct. 16 Purdue, 2:30 p.m., TBA
Oct. 30 at Wisconsin, 11 a.m., TBA
Nov. 6 at Northwestern, TBA
Nov. 13 Minnesota, TBA
Nov. 20 Illinois, TBA
Nov. 26 at Nebraska, 12:30 p.m., BTN
Every passing day is another day closer to football, folks. It’s fun to watch it starting to shape up.