No Rule for Big 10 Night Games in November

May 21, 2010

Written by Jon Miller

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The long held notion that there is a Big Ten rule in place that prohibits night games after November 1st turns out to be a fallacy, according to this report on ESPN.com.

That doesn’t mean you are going to start seeing a slew of these games being played anytime soon.

As the article points out, the host schools are not thrilled about night games to begin with, as it costs them more money in security and is a strain on the cities.

But the fans seem to like them…and who wouldn’t want to see Ohio State at Iowa under the lights in prime time this year?

Well, perhaps some of you that travel to Iowa games from more than an hour away from Iowa City, which includes Des Moines…it’s not that far from the Quad Cities to Iowa City, or even Cedar Rapids.  But the short 25 minute trip under perfect conditions from Cedar Rapids to Kinnick expands to well over an hour when you factor in normal gameday traffic…toss in the aspects of the night game and that can be increased.

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The fans are the voices that deserve to be heard most, in my opinion.  I am curious what you think about night games in general; do you like them?  Do you prefer 11am starts, or 2:30pm starts or night games?

Kinnick looks stunning under the lights, there is no denying that.  The start of the 2006 game against Ohio State was one of the prettiest scenes I have ever set my eyes on…the blimp shots that showed the crowd decked in gold were flat out stunning…Kinnick seemed like it was glowing.

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The scene at the start of the Iowa-Michigan game from last year was also a great sight to see, as will be this year’s Iowa-Penn State game, which I think they could designate as a ‘Be Bold, Wear Gold’ game, as it will be played on October 2nd.  Last year’s Michigan game was not a ‘gold out’ but a ‘black out’ and the reason given was that most Iowa fans have black gear for colder weather games, and the forecast was for cooler temps.

The Ohio State game in 2006 was played on September 30th…so we are talking about the same time frame.

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Iowa vs Penn State with the Hawkeye fans decked in gold would be another great sight to see, and I hope it happens.

But what you do you think; do you like night games?  What is your favorite kickoff time if you attend the games in person?

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