TV options for Iowa-Iowa State game

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Fox Sports Net will televise the Iowa-Iowa State game at 11 a.m. Saturday. For most people in Iowa, that means finding an alternate channel.

Comcast Sports Chicago usually broadcasts the Fox Sports football feed on Saturdays, but the Chicago Cubs take priority on that network. The Cubs play the New York Mets at 12:10 p.m.

Comcast Sports Net will air the game on its digital "Plus" channel, which is an option for some local cable companies. ImOn Communications will carry the game on channel 4 (analog customers), 147 (digital customers with a cable box), and 847 (HD customers).

Mediacom will show the game on multiple channels, depending on which part of the state. Here's a roundup of channels statewide for Mediacom:

Eastern and SE Iowa

Broadcasts on MC22 (basic cable 22) and Comcast Sports Plus (ch. 127, standard digital)

in areas of eastern and southeast Iowa, including: Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Charles City, Dubuque, Clinton, Davenport (all of Quad Cities), Fort Madison, Mt. Pleasant, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa. (In Charles City, MC22 located at channel 12)

Other areas of SE Iowa --

Fox Sports Midwest - Mediacom channel 26 and HD 832

Burlington, Keokuk, Montrose, Fairfield, Bloomfield, Centerville, Albia

Des Moines Metro, south-central and southwest Iowa --

Fox Sports Midwest - Mediacom channel 40 and HD 832

Des Moines and adjacent metro areas and these counties: Adair, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Union, Warren, and Wayne.

Fox Sports Midwest -- Mediacom channel 61 and HD 832

for Atlantic, Carroll, Shenandoah, and surrounding areas of southwest Iowa.

Northwest and Northern Iowa --

Fox Sports North Mediacom channel 66 and HD 832

in a 16-county area of Northwest Iowa including Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, Spirit Lake, Spencer, Algona, Emmetsburg, Webster City and surrounding areas.

Fox Sports North -- Mediacom channel 58 and HD 832

for Mason City, Cresco, Hampton, Osage.

Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Independence --

Fox Sports Midwest - Mediacom channel 42 (also on alternative channels, Comcast Sports Plus 127 and MC22)

Iowa Falls, Gladbrook, Waverly, Decorah, Oelwein, West Union, Calmar, surrounding areas -- Game broadcasts on MC22 (basic cable 22) and Comcast Sports Plus (ch. 127, standard digital)


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