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.