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Finally Official: Iowa State vs. West Virginia a 2:30 kick on Black Friday

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher

It’s finally official.

Iowa State football will host West Virginia on Friday, Nov. 23 for a 2:30 kick on ABC (national). We’ve been hinting at this news for months at CycloneFanatic.com.

On Wednesday afternoon, ABC5 sports director Dave Zawilinski confirmed the speculation. Iowa State sent out a press release moments later.

“We are elated to be in such a great time slot on a day when people all over the country are watching college football,” Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads said in the release. “I’m excited that Cyclone football will again be getting such widespread exposure.”

Below is a look at the Iowa State football schedule as it stands today. For more analysis on what this means (and more,), CLICK HERE for a blog that I wrote on Wednesday morning.

2012 Iowa State Football Schedule 

Sept. 1 – TULSA – 11 a.m.
Sept. 8 – @ Iowa – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 – WESTERN ILLINOIS – 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 – TEXAS TECH – TBA
Oct. 6 – @ TCU – TBA
Oct. 20 – @ Oklahoma State – TBA
Oct. 27 – BAYLOR – TBA
Nov. 10 – @ Texas – TBA
Nov. 17 – @ Kansas – TBA
Nov. 24 – WEST VIRGINIA – 2:30