Oct. 19 Homecoming Game vs. Iowa Slated for 3:30 p.m.

By Kyle Rowland on May 24, 2013 at 12:39p
The Buckeyes haven't faced Iowa since 2010.

Four Ohio State game times have now been revealed, and none of them are at noon. Consider Urban Meyer happy and powerful. 

The Buckeyes announced the start time for their homecoming game Oct. 19 versus Iowa: 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ABC/ESPN/ESPN2. 

The Ohio State head coach let his feelings be known on the early starts during the offseason, saying the atmosphere wasn't the most attractive for recruits. The early starts also cause logistically problems following Friday night games for high schools. Meyer made it clear that he wanted more night games, which provides an exhilarating experience in Ohio Stadium.

Six of the Buckeyes' eight home games started at noon last season. There are none so far in 2013, with home games against Wisconsin and Penn State slated for 8 p.m. eastern, as well as a road game at Northwestern.

Source: @BuckeyeNotes


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OSUStu's picture

Oohhh...late (and later games) for at least September 28 through October 26th.  I like it!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Savage45's picture

We know the B1G championship game is a night game too, so that's 5 of 13 kick-offs safely out of the terrible noon time slot!

Savage45's picture

6 of 14 if we count the final BCS championship!
It can also safely be assumed that the Cal game will be later than noon as well, so that's HALF of the games starting at a good time.
I call that a good start!

GoBucks713's picture

The Barclay kick will be played over and over and over, and knowing ESPN, Beth Mowins will call him Devin Jones.

-The Aristocrats!

TheShookster's picture

I'm probably going to this game as I have a friend who is a big Iowa fan. An Ohio State victory by 30+ points should be more than enough to lock Ferentz into B1G coach of the year.

He ain't even stretch doe!!

tdible2132's picture

This is a game I'm excited for. Not really sure why, just like the ring to us hosting Iowa again and at 3:30, meaning the sun will be setting by the end of the game. Something about football games and that time of day is just do peaceful to me.

rightfield's picture

Good news on the later kickoff time. The Ohio State University is a prime time school and should never kick off at noon or 1pm.

Its good to be the king

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

I'd love to get tickets for this one.  Will be keeping my fingers crossed.
Go Bucks!!

Nkohl13's picture

I don't know why, but for some reason Iowa is one of my favorite teams to play. 

otrain2416's picture

I feel like you make Indiana or San Diego State or both a 3:30pm game then the rest (Buffalo, Florida &M) noon our schedules perfect.

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.