Oct. 1, 2010
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The nationally ranked University of Iowa football team opens its 2010 Big Ten Conference season with a primetime date with the Nittany Lions of Penn State Saturday at historic Kinnick Stadium.
The game between the Hawkeyes and Joe Paterno’s squad will kick shortly after 7 p.m. Iowa time and will be televised live by ESPN. The game is sold out, it’s Homecoming, and it’s also Black and Gold Spirit Night – fans have been asked to wear either black or gold depending on the section of Kinnick Stadium that they sit it.
The winner will take a 12-11 advantage in the all-time series and will also have an early share of the lead in the race to the 2011 Rose Bowl as Big Ten champions. The Hawkeyes defeated Penn State last year in Happy Valley in a game that was also played under the lights and before a national television audience. That victory was Iowa’s seventh in the last eight meetings of the two teams.
“Just a couple words about Penn State. They’ve got a good football team. Pull out the same script from any year we’ve played them. Got a bunch of excellent players, well coached. It’s the most stable program in the country,” Kirk Ferentz told the local, regional and national media that assembled Tuesday for their weekly chat.
“I think all you have to do if you want to talk about Penn State is look at the last five years, 51 wins in that time period, couple BCS Bowls, Big Ten championship….”
IOWA vs. PENN STATE
Saturday, Oct. 2 (7 p.m. Iowa time)
The game is being televised live to a national audience by ESPN.
ESPN Mobile TV/FLO TV (Mobile Television)
The game will also be available on ESPN Mobile TV compliments of FLO TV. FLO TV will offer fans of college football coverage of more than 200 live college football games and more than 30 postseason bowl games this year, including the 2011 Bowl Championship Series National Championship game and the 2011 Rose Bowl.
Hawkeye Radio Network
The game — and all games of the 2010 Iowa Hawkeyes — will be broadcast live on the Hawkeye Radio Network with Gary Dolphin, Ed Podolak and Rob Brooks calling the action. The pre-game show begins two hours before kickoff. For the list of Hawkeye Radio Network affiliates, click HERE.
The broadcast is also available exclusively online inside Hawkeye All-Access, the multi-media portal of hawkeyesports.com, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Subscribers to Hawkeye All-Access can also watch live and exclusive coverage of Kirk Ferentz’s post-game media conference. To subscribe to Hawkeye All-Access, click HERE. To review the offerings inside Hawkeye All-Access, click HERE.
The broadcast is also available on satellite radio compliments of Sirius (channel 91) and XM (channel 197). For more information, click HERE.
Sports USA Radio Network
The game will also be covered live by the Sports USA Radio Network. Rich Cellini and Gary Barnett will call the action of SURN.
Official Game Day Blog
Fans of the Hawkeyes are also invited to register to participate in the very popular Official Iowa Football Game Day Blog. To learn more about the blog and to register to participate, click HERE.
Need the most up-to-date game statistics and play-by-play? No one is faster and more accurate than the GameTracker service inside hawkeyesports.com. To access GameTracker, click HERE, then just click on the GameTracker link to the right of the Hawkeyes’ 2010 schedule.
Next Week for Iowa
Iowa enjoys a bye week. The Hawkeyes return to action on Saturday, Oct. 16, when they travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a 2:30 p.m. Iowa time date with the Michigan Wolverines.