June 7, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – – The first three University of Iowa football games this season will start at 11 a.m. CT, including the season-opening contest Sept. 3 against Tennessee Tech. Kickoff times for the first three weekends of the 2011 season were announced Tuesday by the Big Ten Conference.
The 11 a.m. start times also include the Sept. 10 contest at Iowa State in this year’s Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game and the Sept. 17 home game against Pittsburgh. The Tennessee Tech game will be televised by BTN. The Pittsburgh game will be telecast on either ESPN or ESPN2 and the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game in Ames will be carried by FSN.
Start times for three of Iowa’s Big Ten Conference games were announced earlier. Those include a prime time contest (6 p.m. CT, BTN) on Oct. 15 vs. Northwestern and 11 a.m. CT start times for the Oct. 22 Homecoming contest vs. Indiana and the regular season finale at Nebraska on Friday, Nov. 25. The contest at Nebraska will be televised to a national audience by ABC.
The home contest against Northwestern will mark Iowa’s only prime time appearance during the regular season. The upcoming season will mark the third straight year the Hawkeyes have hosted a prime time event. Iowa hosted Penn State a year ago and Michigan in 2009.
Iowa concludes non-conference play Sept. 24, hosting Louisiana-Monroe. Iowa is idle the opening weekend in October before traveling to Penn State Oct. 8 to open Big Ten play.