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March 31, 2005

A special spring edition of Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz will be broadcast on participating affiliates of the Hawkeye Radio Network on Thursday, April 14.

The 2004 Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year will huddle with the radio voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Gary Dolphin, at Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Café on Gilbert Street in Iowa City for 60 minutes of Hawk Talk beginning at 7 p.m. The broadcast will also be avialable in the multimedia area of hawkeyesports.com, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The 2004 Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year will huddle with the radio voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Gary Dolphin, at Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Café on Gilbert Street in Iowa City for 60 minutes of Hawk Talk beginning at 7 p.m.

The show will air two days prior to the end of spring practices for the Hawkeyes, who are beginning preparations to defend the Big Ten Conference championship they shared a year ago. Iowa’s 2004 season ended with the Hawkeyes claiming a 30-25 victory in the 2005 Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day. That victory was Iowa’s second straight on Jan. 1; the Hawkeyes defeated Florida in the 2004 Outback Bowl a year earlier.

Iowa has participated in three straight New Year’s Day bowl games, playing in the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl after having won a share of the 2002 Big Ten championship.

The Hawkeyes will open the 2005 season on Sept. 3 against Ball State at historic Kinnick Stadium. That game is one of six scheduled for Iowa City. Iowa will also entertain Northern Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota.

Iowa will carry an 18-game home winning streak that dates back to the non-conference portion of the 2002 season into its home opener in September. The UI’s all-time record for consecutive wins at home is 20 games. That streak began during the Hawkeyes’ 1918 season and continued into their 1923 season.