Thursday, June 7, 2012
Game Times Released
Since the first game is technically a "home" game for Northern Illinois is Chicago's Soldier Field, the Mid-American Conference holds the television rights to that game. When Iowa played Northern in Chicago in 2007, ESPNU picked it up and showed it at 2:30. Last year the NIU Huskies played a similar game against Wisconsin, but that was only shown on the ESPN3's internet channel. But this year, the Huskies and Hawkeyes are back to a 2:30 start time, and once again on ESPNU.
Then come two intra-state games with Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Each give the fans of the Hawkeye State a little extra time in the parking lots tailgating as those start times are 2:30, on the Big Ten Network.
Three other home games have already been tabbed. Minnesota and Nebraska each will begin at 11am in Kinnick Stadium, while Penn State is the lone night game for the Hawkeyes. That start time is 7pm in Iowa City.