Hawkeyes Football 2021 kickoff times announced for seven games

Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 3:28 PM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Seven start times for the Hawkeyes Football fall 2021 schedule have been announced, with the 2021 Cy-Hawk game scheduled to air on KCRG-TV9.

The 2021 Schedule:

  • Sept. 4-Indiana, 2:30 p.m., BTN (Presented By Eastern Iowa Airport/First Responders’ Day)
  • Sept. 11 at Iowa State, 2:30 p.m., ABC/KCRG-TV9 (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
  • Sept. 18 Kent State, 2:30 p.m., BTN (Gold Game)
  • Sept. 25 Colorado State, TBA (Presented by REG/Family Weekend)
  • Oct. 1 at Maryland, 7 p.m., FS1
  • Oct. 9 Penn State, TBA, FOX or FS1 (Presented by Iowa Farm Bureau/ANF Black & Gold Spirit Game)
  • Oct. 16 Purdue, 2:30 p.m., TBA (Presented by GreenState Credit Union/Homecoming)
  • Oct. 30 at Wisconsin, 11 a.m., TBA
  • Nov. 6 at Northwestern, TBA
  • Nov. 13 Minnesota, TBA (Presented by Wellmark/Military Appreciation/Black Out Game)
  • Nov. 20 Illinois, TBA (Senior Day)
  • Nov. 26 at Nebraska, 12:30 p.m., BTN (Heroes Game)

This year marks the first time in 41 years that Iowa opens its season against a Big Ten opponent; the Hawkeyes faced the Hoosiers on Sept. 13, 1980, in Bloomington, Indiana, in the 1980 opener. The home opener is presented by the Eastern Iowa Airport and will honor First Responders.

FryFest is also part of opening weekend. Slated for Friday, September 3rd, FryFest is being held at the Iowa River Landing and celebrates everything Hawkeye. The National Iowa Varsity Club will celebrate the Hall of Fame class throughout the weekend.

Following the opening contest, the Hawkeyes travel to in-state rival Iowa State at 2:30 P.M. The annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game will be televised on KCRG-TV9

Iowa welcomes Kent State to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 18th, in the Gold Game. That contest is also slated to kickoff at 2:30 P.M. and will be broadcast on BTN. Fans are encouraged to wear gold.

The Homecoming contest versus Purdue, presented by GreenState Credit Union, is on Saturday, October 16th. That game is scheduled for a 2:30 P.M. start.

The Hawkeyes are the Homecoming opponent at Wisconsin on October 30tg, with that game designated to begin at 11:00 A.M.

Iowa’s regular-season finale at Nebraska on Black Friday (November 26th) will kick off at 12:30 P.M. and air on BTN.

The Hawkeyes have an open date on October 23rd. Kickoff times for the remaining five games will be announced no later than 12 days prior to the game, per the media rights agreements between the Big Ten Conference and its television partners.

Fans can purchase football season tickets by visiting Fight for Iowa mobile passes and UI student tickets are currently on sale.

Mini plan ticket packages will go on sale to the general public on June 10 at 9:00 A.M. Select single-game tickets will go on sale in July. 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 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The office telephone number is 1-800-IA-HAWKS.

All tickets in 2021 will be mobile. Fans may access tickets via the Hawkeye Sports App, a link via email, or account login at // These tickets are optimized for display on your smartphone device and should not be printed.

Fans can review additional information on mobile tickets by visiting

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