Iowa-ISU earns 2:30 p.m. time slot

B1G announces start times, networks for first 3 weeks of football

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa-Iowa State football game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 and will be carried by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, the Big Ten announced today.

The conference released the times and networks for each team’s first three games this season on Wednesday afternoon. Iowa’s Aug. 30 season opener against Northern Iowa will start at 11 a.m. and BTN will broadcast the game. The Hawkeyes’ Sept. 6 home game against Ball State will kick off at 2:30 p.m. with ESPN airing the coverage.

Times are set for six of Iowa’s first seven games. The Hawkeyes’ Sept. 27 Big Ten opener at Purdue, their Oct. 11 homecoming game against Indiana and their Oct. 18 trip to league newcomer Maryland all will air at 11 a.m. Among Iowa games held before November, only its Sept. 20 game at Pittsburgh has yet to have a starting time.

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