Penn State-Iowa clash set for 3:30 p.m. kick

September 26, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Big Ten home opener against Iowa on Oct. 8 will kick at 3:30 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. The ABC regional telecast will air nationally on ESPN outside of the ABC coverage area.

Penn State's undefeated 1986 National Championship team will be honored at the Iowa game, which also will air on the Penn State Sports Network and

The contest against the Hawkeyes is the Nittany Lions' eighth announced kick time and seventh announced telecast of the season. Penn State will be making its fifth appearance of the season on an ESPN-owned network, with this Saturday's Big Ten opener at Indiana airing on ESPNU. Last week's game vs. Eastern Michigan was on ESPN2, the Temple game was on ESPN and the Alabama clash was an ESPN on ABC national telecast.

The Big Ten Network televised the Lions' 41-7 season opening win over Indiana State. The Nittany Lions' Oct. 22 primetime clash at Northwestern also will air on BTN and additional Penn State games could be selected to air on the network, which is not available to Adams, Armstrong and Blue Ridge Cable customers in Pennsylvania and Ohio. BTN is available to approximately 80 million homes on more than 300 providers in the U.S. and Canada.

The Nittany Lions (3-1) and Hawkeyes will be meeting for the 24th time, with Iowa taking a 12-11 series lead with last year's win in Iowa City. The teams are in the midst of playing for six consecutive years (2007-12), with next year's game in Kinnick Stadium. After the Oct. 8 game, Iowa will not play in Beaver Stadium again until at least 2015, as the Hawkeyes, who are in the Big Ten Legends Division, rotate off Penn State's schedule in 2013 and '14.

Iowa (3-1) is idle this week.

Penn State has appeared on TV in 207 of its last 209 games. The Nittany Lions' remaining kick/TV times that have been announced: 

Oct. 1 at Indiana, noon (ESPNU)
Oct. 8 vs. Iowa, 3:30 p.m. (ABC-ESPN in outer markets)
Oct. 15 vs. Purdue, noon (TV TBA)
Oct. 22 at Northwestern, 6 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. ET (BTN)

All remaining Penn State kick times and TV information will be announced six or 12 days prior to game.

A limited number of tickets remain for the clash with Iowa. Tickets also are available for Penn State home games with Purdue (Oct. 15-Homecoming) and Illinois (Oct. 29). The Nebraska contest (Nov. 12-Senior Day) is sold out. Tickets are available at or by calling 1-814-865-5555 weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Penn State running back Silas Redd fights for yards during Penn State 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday (Sept. 24).

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Last Updated September 30, 2011