Dec. 24, 2003
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.
The latest addition to the list is a performance by University of Iowa President David Skorton alongside Latin Grammy-winning jazz flutist Nestor Torres (left) at a welcome reception on Monday, Dec. 29 for travelers on the University of Iowa Alumni Association’s Outback Bowl tour to Florida.
Here’s a complete 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 except those noted otherwise.
2004 Outback Bowl
University of Iowa Events
Monday, December 29
UI Alumni Association Welcome Reception
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
7-9:30 p.m., UI AA Tour only
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
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.