Night games will stay rare occurrences
has two night
games on the 2007 football schedule — and athletic director Gary Barta expects
it’ll stay that way.
The Hawkeyes have seven pm kickoffs
Syracuse at Kinnick Stadium on September
eighth and at
on September 22nd.
Last fall, ABC and ESPN experimented
with primetime kickoffs and the ratings results were a bonanza. That includes
last September’s night game between
Iowa that drew five and a-half million
With only three times set for the
12-game schedule this year, Barta doesn’t expect
Iowa to have any more night games for 2007.
Kinnick Stadium has a short history of night games. The
first seven p-m home kickoff since 1992.