Early Start time set for Wyoming at Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – The University of Iowa will host Wyoming at 11 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, Sept. 2, with the contest being televised to a national audience on BTN.  The announcement was made today by BTN and the Big Ten Conference.

The Hawkeyes will open the season with early start times in their first two games.  It was previously announced that the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game at Iowa State the following week would also start at 11 a.m.  That contest will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2. 

34211Iowa’s final non-conference game against North Texas, set for Sept. 16 in Kinnick Stadium, will start at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2.  Iowa’s Homecoming contest, Oct. 7 vs. Illinois, will start at 11 a.m., with the network designation still to be determined.

Iowa’s annual Black Friday contest at Nebraska (Nov. 24) will air on FS1, with a 3 p.m. (CT) start time. 

Prime time games for the remainder of the season, beginning with week four, will be announced no later than 12 days prior to the game date, per the new media rights agreements between the Big Ten Conference and its television partners. 

In addition to Illinois, the Hawkeyes host Big Ten opponents Penn State (Sept. 23), Minnesota (Oct. 28), Ohio State (Nov. 4), and Purdue (Nov. 18), as the home slate features five Big Ten opponents.  Penn State won the Big Ten title a year ago, while Ohio State participated in the College Football Playoffs.  Both Wyoming and North Texas competed in bowl games to conclude their seasons.

Three-game mini-packs for the 2017 season will go on sale through the UI Athletics Ticket Office beginning Monday, June 12.  Fans can sign up to receive advance information on the mini-pack options at hawkeyesports.com/swarm17.

Questions concerning the purchase of 2017 football tickets, including general public, UI faculty/staff and UI student seasons tickets by current UI students, should be directed to the UI Athletics Ticket Office. The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office telephone number is 1-800-IA-HAWKS. Information is also available at hawkeyesports.com/tickets.

Iowa’s 2017 football schedule:

Sept. 2        Wyoming, 11 a.m., BTN

Sept. 9        at Iowa State, 11 a.m., ESPN/ESPN2

Sept. 16      North Texas, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Sept. 23      Penn State, TBA

Sept. 30      at Michigan State, TBA

Oct. 7          Illinois, 11 a.m., TBA

Oct. 21        at Northwestern, TBA

Oct. 28        Minnesota, TBA

Nov. 4         Ohio State, TBA

Nov. 11       at Wisconsin, TBA

Nov. 18       Purdue, TBA

Nov. 24       at Nebraska, 3 p.m., FS1