The first home opener at night since 2007 is the highlight of the Hawkeyes football kickoff times announced Thursday.
Iowa, which blanked Syracuse 35-0 that year, will host Miami of Ohio on August 31, with the game starting at 6:30 p.m.
In all, seven kickoff times were announced, and already there are more 11 a.m. kicks scheduled than the Hawkeyes played in all of 2018.
Home dates with Rutgers and Purdue and trips to Michigan and Northwestern are scheduled for the early window, while Iowa will travel to Iowa State to battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy on September 14 for a 3 p.m. kick and the final — for now — Black Friday Heroes Game with Nebraska will start at 1:30 p.m.
See all of the announced kickoff times at HawkeyeHQ.com’s schedules and history page.
Plan accordingly, #Hawkeyes fans.
But just FYI, Iowa only had three 11 a.m. start times in 2018 (not including the bowl game). There’s already four scheduled for 2019. pic.twitter.com/sJFjbwwY1T — Adam Rossow (@AdamJRossow) May 30, 2019
Also, I’d bet a lot of money the Illini game will be an 11 a.m. special too. Unless there’s some unforeseen importance on that game. — Adam Rossow (@AdamJRossow) May 30, 2019
Are you ready for @HawkeyeFootball opening night? 6:30 p.m. kickoff for home opener among seven times announced: https://t.co/rI6AUow6Wb #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/A4yF3BnLjj — HawkeyeHQ.com’s Ryan Jaster (@Hawkologist) May 30, 2019