Iowa v Illinois will be on ESPN2, not ESPNU

Discussion in 'Football' started by JonDMiller, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. JonDMiller

    JonDMiller Publisher/Founder

    The University of Iowa football team’s (5-0, 1-0) Saturday Homecoming contest against Illinois (4-1, 1-0) has been moved from ESPNU to ESPN2. Kickoff is set for 11:01 a.m. (CT) inside Kinnick Stadium.

    Other Big Ten programming changes for Saturday include, ESPN will now televise Indiana at Penn State (11 a.m. CT), while ESPNU will air Minnesota at Purdue (2:30 p.m. CT).

    These changes, and those made to Saturday's Southeastern Conference and American Athletic Conference schedules, were made to accommodate the shift in venue and time of LSU – South Carolina game as a result of last week’s weather-related tragedy in the state of South Carolina.

    Tickets are on sale for Iowa’s four remaining home games, and are available online at, by calling 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or in person at the UI athletics ticket office located in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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  2. ibahawkeye

    ibahawkeye Well-Known Member

    Please no Beth Mowins and Joey Galloway... are they still doing the early games on ESPN2?
  3. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    Joey Galloway got a promotion he is a studio analyst now.......Not sure about Mowins I think she is still doing play by play not sure who her partner is.
  4. bitmap

    bitmap Well-Known Member

    That's a bit of an upgrade. They state the reasons but I wonder if there are reasons other than the LSU shift. As the season moves on, and if the Hawks keep winning, there should be more of a draw for viewers of Hawkeye games with the prospect of a division championship looming. Smart programming if that has anything to do with it, otherwise just dumb luck. I'll take it either way.
  5. ibahawkeye

    ibahawkeye Well-Known Member

    I actually liked Mowins slightly more than Galloway.
  6. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    thats good. there are folks that get ESPN2 but do not get ESPNU as part of their package, Including me last year. Could not even watch through the watch ESPN app.

    Just one of the many reasons I just decided to cancel cable this year because 2 of Iowa's games were on ESPNU. Sure ESPN wanted me to upgrade to the next package, but now the jokes on them, now I don't have ESPN at all. They just kept trying to push the limit of what I am willing to pay for. I said no more of this. I am done.

    Thank you for putting up with my little rant against cable tv.
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  7. thetrza

    thetrza Well-Known Member

    Its clear that the star power of the 4-1 Illini and their charismatic head coach Bill cubit is the reason for this move.
  8. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    I did not like Galloway his first year but I thought he got much better last year. I thought he did a good job for the Ball St game. Not surpised he moved on.

    But that whole Mowins ESPN2 production team was awful last year. The graphics were bad. The stats were wrong, and it just seemed like that must be the team where they put all the D grade talent. Glad Galloway got away from that mess.
  9. HomerChampless

    HomerChampless Well-Known Member

    It that a compliment to Mowins or a dig to Galloway?

    Can you imagine Bernadette Wolowitz (Howard's wife on The Big Bang Theory) calling a football game? Yeah, that's like listening to Mowins. Less shrill. Less shrill.
  10. rhoffs8

    rhoffs8 Well-Known Member

    The woman who thought Hayden Fry still coached at Iowa? She's HORRIBLE!
  11. AdamHawk

    AdamHawk Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling it was more of a dig on Galloway. Mowins is turrible but Galloway added nothing substantive, not to mention he didn't really disguise his dislike for Iowa very well. I sure won't miss him.
  12. hawkfan340

    hawkfan340 Well-Known Member

    That's like saying "I'd prefer diarrhea over constipation." Ok, sure, but...
  13. ColoradoHAWKEYE

    ColoradoHAWKEYE Well-Known Member

    This below was the original scheduled's very feasible that they leave the original announcing team assignments in place since theoretically they study for their upcoming guess is we still have Matvick & Congemi. (or maybe that's wishful hoping on my part it's not mowens).

    Indiana at Penn State (ESPN2, Noon)
    Announcers: Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra

    Illinois at No. 22 Iowa (ESPNU, Noon)
    Announcers: Clay Matvick, John Congemi
  14. KBStoKinnick

    KBStoKinnick Well-Known Member

    Commentators haven't changed with the network. We still have Matvick/Congemi (whoever they are).
  15. NCHawker

    NCHawker Well-Known Member

    good to know thanks
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  16. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

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  17. mrolympia

    mrolympia Well-Known Member

    at least Bernadette's nice to look at
  18. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Stop it NC. you thread necromancer you.
  19. NCHawker

    NCHawker Well-Known Member

    learn the game man.
  20. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Touchè. well played.