Bowl Talk

Dec. 5, 2003

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz will meet the media on Sunday at 5 p.m. to discuss the who’s, what’s and where’s for his bowl-bound Hawkeyes.

Iowa, 9-3 overall in 2003 and winners of 20 of their last 25 games, are waiting to see the results of “Championship Saturday” and the assignments for the 2004 Bowl Championship Series to shake out before learning whether it will be the Capital One, the Outback or the Alamo.

Is it Orlando, Tampa or San Antonio? Fans of the Hawkeyes will learn officially on Sunday.

The UI Athletic Ticket Office will open at 5 p.m., Sunday, to take telephone (1-800 IA-HAWKS) and over-the-counter orders for bowl game tickets. The UI will also accept orders via the web at

Iowa is looking to make it second straight appearance in a January bowl game. The Hawkeyes are thought to be in the running for a berth in either the Capital One Bowl or the Outback Bowl. An invitation to one of those games hinges in part on which bowl game selects the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes.

Iowa is expecting to receive an official invitation for bowl officials at the conclusion of the Bowl Championship Series television special scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Iowa time. That show will be broadcast by the Big Ten Conference’s television partner, ABC-TV. will provide editorial coverage of Ferentz’s press conference. Audio of the press conference will also be available in the site’s multimedia area.