Getting Prepared to Throw it Back

Aug. 23, 2004

Purchase your 2004 Iowa Football tickets online

Learn more about the Throwback Game

It’s less than two weeks before the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes open their 2004 season against Kent State in the Throwback Game.

By the 1930s money was scarce becuase of the depression, so people did what they could to make their lives happy. Moveis were hot, parlor games and board games were popular. People gathered around radios to listen to the Yankees. Young people danced to the big bands. Franklin Roosevelt infuenced Americans with his Fireside Chats. The golden age of the mystery novel continued as people escaped into books, reading writers like Agatha Christie, Dashielle Hammett, and Raymond Chanlder.

Are you thinking about having some fun and dressing up special for this special event staged in celebration of the 75th anniversary of historic Kinnick Stadium, the home of Coach Kirk Ferentz’s squad and hundreds of student-athletes before this year’s class?

Or, perhaps you’re wondering what was happening in the world of sports in 1930s? Perhaps you’re curious about world events? has pulled together a few world wide web sites that will help you get “In the Mood” – special thanks to Benny Goodman – for the day. The University of Iowa is turning back the clock to kickoff the season-long celebration of Kinnick Stadium. Grab your fedora and your knickers…it’s going to be one unforgettable afternoon of college football! Click HERE to visit the site, “America in the 1930s” to learn more about the life and times of Americans during this part of our country’s history.
Click HERE to learn about what Americans were wearing to work, to play and to social events like…a college football game.
Click HERE for the world wide web site of the State Historical Society of Iowa.