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Kickoff Time Announced For This Year's Iowa State/Iowa Football Game

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Des Moines Register- There will be plenty of time for partying around Kinnick Stadium before this season’s Cy-Hawk football showdown on Sept. 13 in Iowa City. The game starts at 2:30 p.m., according to the Big Ten Conference. The last three games in the series have been decided by six points or less – Iowa State won 44-41 in three overtimes in 2011 at Jack Trice Stadium, the Cyclones won 9-6 in 2012 in Iowa CIty, and the Hawkeyes won 27-21 last season in Ames. This season’s game will be televised by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

Yeahhhhhh buddy!  This year’s battle for the Cy-Hawk trophy has its official starting time.  One of the drunkest days of the year in the state of Iowa just got kicked up a few notches with it being a 2:30pm kick off.  11am kick offs are nice but to tailgate for those you have to get up super super early and sometimes that’s difficult because you went hard the night before.  You still fight through the pain to do it but it can be a hassle.  But a 2:30pm kickoff?  Those are perfect.  You don’t necessarily have to get up before the sun rises and you can still get to whatever tailgate on Melrose you want with more than enough time to drink your face off before heading to Kinnick or to a bar to watch the game.  Factor in that it’s Iowa/Iowa State and Iowa City is going to be one big shit show that day.  Another positive of a 2:30pm kick off is if you’re feeling spry once the game ends you have the option to just push on and booze until bar close.  You’re already drunk and out about already anyway.

I need college football season to be here and I needed it yesterday.  It’s been around 60 degrees here for the last few days and that screams football weather.  Mark your calendars.  September 13th at 2:30pm.  Kinnick Stadium.