IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa spring football game is here, and it’s the first Friday night spring game in school history.
Iowa officials want to see how playing the annual game under the lights impacts attendance, and if it will draw more recruits to the workout.
The exhibition is a culmination of 15 practices in March and April that start on-field preparations for the 2017 season.
Iowa spring game details
Time: 8:06 p.m. ET/7:06 p.m. CT
Date: Friday, April 21
Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City
Which TV channel will broadcast the Iowa spring game?
The game will air on tape delay on the Big Ten Network. The broadcast will begin at 9:30 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the Iowa spring game online?
The Big Ten will stream the spring game live at 7:06 p.m. CT, on BTN2Go. Click here for details.
How can I listen to the Iowa spring game on the radio?
In Iowa, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the flagship radio stations. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
Who is calling the Iowa spring game?
John Campbell will call the play-by-play on TV with Chuck Long serving as analyst. Danan Hughes will provide sideline commentary.
Gary Dolphin will handle play-by-play on the Hawkeye Sports Network.
What do fans need to know?
Admission is free. Free parking is available on all surface lots near Kinnick Stadium starting at 5 p.m., CT. Fans with recreational vehicles can park in Lot 75 south starting at 5.
Only the west grandstand is available for seating. Fans may enter the stadium through gates C, E, G and H starting at 6.
Iowa spring game 3 keys
1. How do the quarterbacks look?
One of the biggest spring story lines is the quarterback competition between sophomore Nathan Stanley and junior Tyler Wiegers. The competition is likely to extend into fall camp, but fans will want to see if the signal-callers improve their accuracy from the Valley Stadium open practice two weeks ago.
2. What will the offense look like?
Don’t expect Iowa to show too much. Don’t be surprised if a lot of plays look like old Iowa plays. The Hawkeyes won’t give away any new wrinkles in the spring game.
Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz is more interested in player evaluation than offensive installation this spring.
3. How does Iowa replace Brandon Snyder?
Starting free safety Brandon Snyder tore his left ACL this spring. Iowa will miss him.
Coach Kirk Ferentz isn’t optimistic about his return for the regular season. The spring game will offer a chance to see if either Jake Gervase or Amani Hooker can create separation in the position battle.