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No BTN Night Games for Iowa


For the second straight season, the Iowa Hawkeyes  will not have a scheduled night game in the upcoming football campaign.

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On Tuesday, The Big Ten Network announced their primetime-scheduled pairings, six games that do not include the likes of Iowa, Purdue, Indiana and Wisconsin. The Badgers do begin their season August 30th in Houston against LSU. Here is the Big Ten Network primetime schedule:

September 13th: Penn State at Rutgers

September 27th: Cincinnati at Ohio State and Illinois at Nebraska

October 4th: Michigan at Rutgers

October 18th: Nebraska at Northwestern

November 15th: Michigan State at Maryland

While it is surprising to leave off Iowa and Wisconsin, two teams that played in January 1st bowl games, the Hawkeyes seem to have a easier schedule prior to the final two weeks of the season when they host Wisconsin and Nebraska in November. Additionally, the Heroes Game against the Cornhuskers is often picked up by ESPN the morning after Thanksgiving, which will give the Hawkeyes primetime exposure that they seem to lack at this juncture.

 

What do you think, did Iowa get snubbed by BTN?

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