Big 12 announces early season kickoff times and television assignments

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – The Big 12 Conference has announced television broadcast assignments for Iowa State’s football non-conference games.

The Cyclones’ season-opener against Northern Iowa on Sept. 2 at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium will be on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. Iowa State owns three-straight wins against the Panthers after beating UNI, 16-10, in the last meeting in 2021.

Iowa State’s second game, a home tilt against Iowa in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series on Sept. 9, will kick off at 2:30 p.m. with the game being televised on FOX. The Cyclones are looking to win back-to-back games against the Hawkeyes for the first time since 2011 and 2012.

The Cyclones conclude the non-conference schedule on the road Sept. 16 against Ohio. The game will be televised at 11 a.m. on ESPN2 or ESPNU. The game is the return trip of a home-and-home series against the Bobcats after ISU won last season’s meeting, 43-10.

Iowa State returns 15 starters from last year’s team, eight on offense and seven on the defensive side of the ball, for Matt Campbell’s eighth season at the school.

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