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Would night games in November be a good thing?

[ 0 ] June 7, 2013 |

Night games in November were once banned by the Big Ten Conference.

But as Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith explained Thursday, the league’s new television deal would allow for later football kickoffs.

Smith’s comments came Thursday during a meeting with Ohio State’s board of trustees’ finance committee.

He balked at the idea of the Buckeyes and Michigan playing a season-ending game at night, It does, however, bring other intriguing possibilities – even for Iowa.

The Hawkeyes are not scheduled to play any Big Ten night games this season. But what about the future?

The atmosphere of Kinnick Stadium under the lights is frenetic. Then again, things could be chilly.

A matchup with Illinois may sizzle, but a playing Purdue in blustery conditions might be unbearable.

For what it’s worth, Smith said during last month’s Big Ten meetings he would prefer the Big Ten Championship game be played indoors.

What do you think?

Category: Big Ten, Iowa Hawkeyes Football

About Andrew Logue: Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 19 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays. View author profile.

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