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IOWA CITY — With a full football season on the horizon, Iowa released seven of its game times on Thursday.
Four of the seven start times announced were mid-afternoon kickoffs.
Iowa will open the season against Indiana at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, which will mark the first time since 1979 the Hawkeyes have hosted a Big Ten opponent in their season opener, the late Hayden Fry’s first game as head coach.
Before fans return to Kinnick Stadium, they’ll have the chance to enjoy FryFest on Friday, Sept. 3 at the Iowa River Landing, which will commemorate the National Iowa Varsity Club’s latest Hall of Fame class while celebrating everything Hawkeye.
What might come as a surprise is the return of the Cy-Hawk game not making the primetime slot after its absence last year. It’ll be the first time the two play each other since Sept. 14, 2019, when the Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones 18-17. Last year was the first time since 1976 that the game was canceled. The two will play at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Jack Trice Stadium.
2021 Iowa football schedule
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
Fans can purchase season tickets at hawkeyesports.com/tickets, mobile passes and UI student tickets are also currently on sale. Mini plan ticket packages will be on sale starting at 9 a.m. on June 10, while single game tickets will go on sale this July.
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