June 16, 2005
IOWA CITY – Iowa’s home football games against Ball State and Northern Iowa will be televised this fall. The announcement came today from the Big Ten Conference.
The Hawkeye season opener on Sept. 3 against Ball State will be televised by ESPN+ to a regional audience. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. (CDT). The Sept. 17 game against Northern Iowa will begin at 2:30 p.m. (CDT) and will be shown regionally on ESPN+ and nationally on the ESPNU Network.
The announcement brings to four the number of Iowa games already slated for the 2005 television schedule. Iowa games at Iowa State on Sept. 10 (2:30 p.m., ABC) and at Purdue on Oct. 8 (3:30 p.m., ESPN) were announced for television at an earlier date. Most, if not all, of Iowa’s remaining games are expected to be televised.
The Hawkeyes have had their last 40 games televised. The last Iowa contest not televised was against Minnesota on Nov. 17, 2001.