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Four Northwestern football 2015 kickoff times announced

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We now know what time four of NU's 12 games will kick off.

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Whether you're looking to plan road trips or just looking ahead to the best Saturday's of the year, it's always nice to know kickoff times. As of Friday, Northwestern fans now know four of them

Northwestern announced Friday in a press release that the Oct. 17 Homecoming game against Iowa will kickoff in the earliest possible time slot, 11 a.m. CT. In both 2013 (Ohio State) and 2014 (Nebraska), NU played its homecoming game under the lights, but the game will be moved all the way to the morning in 2015.

Two more game times were also announced recently. The first away game of the season, at Duke, will kick off at 11:30 CT, and the road trip to Michigan will be a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff.

Previously, it had been announced that NU's showdown with Ball State at Ryan Field would be in primetime at 7 p.m. CT.

Some broadcast information was also announced. The Duke game will be shown on the ACC Network, and will presumably also be available on ESPN3/WatchESPN. And as previously announced, the Ball State game will be on BTN.

Here's the complete schedule, now with some game times filled in:

Date Opponent Time (CT)
Sep. 5 vs. Stanford TBD
Sep. 12 vs. Eastern Illinois TBD
Sep. 19 at Duke 11:30 a.m.
Sep. 26 vs. Ball State 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 vs. Minnesota TBD
Oct. 10 at Michigan 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 vs. Iowa 11 a.m.
Oct. 24 at Nebraska TBD
Nov. 7 vs. Penn State TBD
Nov. 14 vs. Purdue TBD
Nov. 21 at Wisconsin TBD
Nov. 28 at Illinois TBD

For television reasons, some kickoff times won't be announced until the Sunday before game week.