Media Frenzy For Iowa-Ohio State Game

Sept. 28, 2006

Over 500 media credentials have been issued for Saturday’s football game between top-ranked Ohio State and 13th ranked Iowa in Iowa City. The game has been sold out for months and is expected to draw the attention of most college football fans to Iowa City when kickoff takes place at 7:13 p.m.

ABC will televise the game to a national audience that, many say, could be the largest ever to watch an Iowa regular season game. Also in Iowa City are ESPN’s College Gameday crew and ESPN radio’s College Gameday announcers.

Saturday’s game will be the first match up ever of Big Ten teams on ABC primetime television.

Included on the credential list are writers from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, Mt. Pleasant News, and Sports Illustrated ( Over 200 photographers from around the world will be on the Kinnick Stadium sidelines.

Although statistics are not kept in this category, Saturday’s game is believed to be the most media requested home event in Iowa athletic history.