Iowa Football at Penn State Slated for Prime Time

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa football team will open 2023 Big Ten Conference action in prime time, as the Sept. 23 contest at Penn State will kickoff at 7 p.m. CT on CBS.

Iowa football appeared on CBS on 17 occasions between 1953 and 1997, posting a 12-4-1 record. Iowa’s last appearance on CBS came in a 17-7 loss to Arizona State in the 1997 Sun Bowl.

The Saturday night contest is the first known game time for the Hawkeyes in 2023. Iowa opens the season at home on Saturday, Sept. 2, hosting Utah State. Iowa’s first conference home game is Sept. 30 when the Hawkeyes host Michigan State.

The Hawkeyes posted an 8-5 record in 2022, winning five of their final six games, including a 21-0 shutout win over Kentucky in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.

Iowa and Penn State did not play in 2022. The Hawkeyes have won the last two meetings, including a 23-20 win in Kinnick Stadium over the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions in 2021 and a 41-21 win in 2020 in their last visit to Penn State.

Start times for Iowa’s first three games and Homecoming are expected to be announced later this spring. Remaining start times will be announced six or 12 days in advance of each game.

Fans can request football season tickets by visiting Season ticket holders can currently confirm their 2023 order. Fight for Iowa mobile passes are currently on sale, while mini plan ticket packages will be on sale June 5 for donors and June 8 for general public. Group tickets and Hawkeye Village ticket sales begin July 5, while single game tickets go on sale for donors on July 17 and to the general public on July 20.

University of Iowa faculty/staff should contact the University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Office for season tickets. The UI Athletics Ticket Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office telephone number is 1-800-IA-HAWKS.

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