Tampa, Here We Come!

Dec. 19, 2003

Listen to today’s edition of Inside Iowa

Fans of Coach Kirk Ferentz’s Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing the lists and checking them twice. No, they’re not preparing for the big day — this year’s visit from Ol’ Saint Nick. Instead, it’s this year’s bowl trip to Tampa and Iowa’s date with Florida in the 2004 Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Here’s a list of University of Iowa-related events to assist in your planning if you are one of the 25,000 expected to follow the ’03 Hawkeyes to the Sunshine State for their third straight bowl game. It includes some “must-attends” — like the Hawkeye Huddle — and some new events, like the Hawkeye Radio Network’s “Outback Bowl Kickoff Show.”

All are open to all fans of the Hawkeyes.

2004 Outback Bowl
University of Iowa Events

Monday, December 29
Outback Bowl Kickoff Show presented by
the Hawkeye Radio Network

Stumps Supper Club, Channelside
8-9:30 p.m., free admission

Tuesday, December 30
Hawkeye Huddle presented by the
National I-Club and the UI Alumni Association

Tampa Convention Center
7-10 p.m., free admission

Channelside Hawk Party
Immediately following Hawkeye Huddle , free admission

Wednesday, December 31
Hawkeye New Year’s Eve Party

Hyatt Regency Tampa, Grand Ballroom
8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., $15 in advance at concierge
desk beginning Dec. 29; $20 at door, if available

Thursday, January 1
Hawkeye Tailgate presented by the
UI Alumni Association

9-11 a.m., $50 per person

Go Hawks!

Additional events are scheduled, but most are “by invitation only” or are exclusively for persons traveling on the Official University of Iowa Outback Bowl Tour sponsored by the UI Alumni Association. For details, friends of the University of Iowa and fans of the Hawkeyes can call the UI Foundation at (319) 335-3305 or the UI Alumni Association at(319)335-3294.