Oct. 28, 2003
Coach Steve Alford and the 2003-04 Iowa Hawkeyes will officially kick off the new men’s college basketball season at the University of Iowa Saturday at 3 p.m. with the staging of the annual Black and Gold Basketball Blowout. General admission tickets cost $5 and are available at the UI Athletic Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The 2003 Black and Gold Basketball Blowout is being presented by the UI Athletic Department with support from MBNA, the official credit card of the UI Alumni Association and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Tickets for the Blowout will also be sold on Saturday at the auxilary ticket booth located inside the Hawkeye Rally Alley.
As in the past, fans attending the Blowout will be provided a gift upon entry and will be invited to register for door prizes ranging from season and single-game tickets to souvenir merchandise. The Hawkeyes will also be available pre-game for photographs courtside and post-game for autographs.
Fans planning on attending the Blowout are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance, either during the days leading up to the event or on game day prior to the start of the Iowa-Illinois football game at 11 a.m. inside historic Kinnick Stadium.