Iowa-Ohio State Goes Prime Time

May 16, 2006

2006 Iowa Football Schedule

Iowa’s highly anticipated football match up with Ohio State on Sept. 30th has been selected for prime time television. The Hawkeyes and Buckeyes will kick-off at 7 p.m. (CDT) in Kinnick Stadium with the game slated for either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

Big Ten’s primetime schedule begins a week earlier with Notre Dame at Michigan State. Most, if not all, of Iowa’s games are expected to be televised this season. The Hawkeyes have had their last 52 games televised. Every game the last four seasons has been on television.

“We feel honored to have been included in the Big Ten’s primetime schedule,” said Head Coach Kirk Ferentz. “It’s an important game, like they all are, and much of the nation will be watching us. We look forward to the challenge.”

Iowa’s contest vs. Ohio State will be its fifth home night game in Kinnick Stadium and its first against a Big Ten opponent. The Hawkeyes defeated Northern Illinois 24-0 in 1999 and Arizona State 21-2 in 2003, but fell to Miami (FL) 24-7 in 1992 and Iowa State 36-31 in 2002.