Iowa State announces changes to 2017 football schedule

Nov 19, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Jacob Park (10) throws a pass against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State Athletics announced several changes to their previously released 2017 football schedule. The changes are the result of requests by ESPN and the Big 12 Conference. 

Iowa State’s road game at the University of Akron previously scheduled for Sept. 23rd has been moved to Sept. 16th.  Kickoff time and TV accommodations will be announced at a later date.

The Big 12 season-opener vs. the University of Texas in Jack Trice Stadium previously scheduled for Sept. 30th will move to Thursday night (Sept. 28). Broadcast details will be announced at a later date. 

It marks the second-straight season the Cyclones played host to a Thursday night telecast. Iowa State faced nationally ranked Oklahoma on a Thursday night in 2016.

ISU officials also confirmed that the season-opener vs. UNI will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2.  A kickoff time has not been set.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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