No ABC Primetime Games For Hawkeyes In 2014

By Marc Morehouse, Reporter

IOWA CITY -- After a 4-8 2012, Iowa kind of knew what was coming in regard to night games. So, after 8-5, including a 5-3 Big Ten record and a berth in the Outback Bowl, Iowa people hoped something was coming.

But on Tuesday, ABC announced its six Big Ten primetime games for the 2014 season. Iowa didn't make that list. On Wednesday, the Big Ten Network will release its night kickoffs. Iowa should land a primetime spot on BTN, with the Nov. 1 home game against Northwestern being perhaps the top candidate.

Iowa's last appearance on an ABC primetime game was 2009 when it played host to Michigan and won 30-28. Earlier in 2009, Iowa also played on ABC/ESPN primetime at Penn State, a 21-10 victory. In 2010, Iowa played host to Penn State for a 7 p.m. ESPN regional game (winning 24-3). Iowa's last night game was Oct. 20 at Kinnick Stadium against Penn State, a 38-14 PSU victory. In 2009, coming off a 9-4 season in '08, Iowa played three night games — at Penn State, Michigan and at Michigan State.

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