Sept. 21, 2003
Iowa’s undefeated football team continued its climb in the national polls this week after its convincing victory over nationally ranked Arizona State last Saturday, moving into the No. 9 slot in the weekly ESPN/USA Today Top 25 and up to No. 13 in Associated Press’ list of the nation’s top college football teams.
The Hawkeyes, 4-0 heading into their 2003 Big Ten Conference season opener Saturday against Michigan State in East Lansing, MI, are one of four Big Ten teams included in ESPN’s Top 25 and one of five league teams in the AP’s list.
Iowa opens Big Ten play Saturday at Michigan State. The game will be televised live by ESPN Plus beginning at 11 a.m. Iowa time.
Ohio State ranks fourth in both polls, followed by Iowa (9th), Michigan (10th) and Minnesota (20th) in the ESPN list, and Michigan (11th), Iowa (13th), Purdue (22nd) and Minnesota (24th) in AP’s top 25.
Iowa’s 21-2 victory over Arizona State completed a sweep of the Hawkeyes non-conference schedule in 2003. The Hawkeyes have now won 18 of their last 21 games under Kirk Ferentz.
Iowa’s game at Michigan State Saturday will be televised live by ESPN Plus beginning at 11 a.m. Iowa time.
Iowa’s home games against Michigan, Penn State and Illinois inside legendary Kinnick Stadium are sold out.
The Hawkeyes will return to legendary Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 4 to entertain Michigan. That game is the first of four Big Ten home games for the Hawkeyes. Iowa also entertains Penn State (Oct. 25), Illinois (Nov. 1) and Minnesota (Nov. 15) in Iowa City.
Iowa’s home games against Michigan, Penn State and Illinois have been announced sellouts by the UI. Tickets are available for Iowa’s annual battle for Floyd of Rosedale against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Fans can purchase tickets online at www hawkeyesports.com, by telephone at 1-800 IA-HAWKS and at the UI Athletic Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Tickets for the Iowa football team’s Nov. 15 game against Minnesota are also available for purchase at the box office inside the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus.