Inside Iowa

Sept. 26, 2005

Inside Iowa is a multi-media feature of produced each weekday during the academic year by the Hawkeye Radio Network. It offers an inside look at the world of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Iowa and is a piece of the audio and video content found exclusively inside Hawkeye All-Access, the multimedia are of, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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Gary Dolphin takes a look back at the Hawkeyes disappointing performance at Ohio State. He also visits with Andy Fenstermaker, who has established himself as Iowa’s No. 1 punter and who was arguably the lone shining star in Columbus last Saturday.

Friday, Sept. 22
No. 8 Ohio State and No. 21 Iowa boast many of the nation’s top linebackers. That’s one slice of the game on Saturday in Columbus that is intriguing to both host Gary Dolphin and the participants.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Golf courses are also busy during the fall months across the country including in Iowa City where Coach Terry Anderson’s University of Iowa golf team hopes to use the current fall season set the stage for next spring. The Hawkeyes travel to Michigan this week for a good fall test.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Larry Wieczorek’s 2005 Iowa men’s cross country team entered the new year with the momentum of a strong finish a year ago and a nationally ranking. Brent Balbinot visits with the Hawkeyes’ head coach in today’s installment of Inside Iowa.

Monday, Sept. 19
Gary Dolphin visits with Bob Bowlsby about the new installation of turf inside Kinnick Stadium. As fans of the Hawkeyes know, there’s a new playing surface being installed in the stadium this week. UI official expect the new surface to be more than ready when Iowa entertains Illinois on Oct. 1 in this year’s Homecoming game.

Thursday, Sept. 15
The baseball season in 2004 was a good one on the UI campus. Fall practice starts this week for Coach Jack Dahm’s squad and expectations are high for the Hawkeyes.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Paul Federici has a bucket load of experience that, ultimately, pays great dividends for the student-athletes at the University of Iowa. He also has state-of-the-art facilities to assist in the rehabilitation of injured Hawkeyes.

Monday, Sept. 12
Gary Dolphin review the happenings on the gridiron in the Big Ten last weekend including a look back at Iowa’s loss at Iowa State in the annual battle for football braggin’ rights. Five turnovers cost the Hawkeyes dearly, but it was also a strong defensive effort by ISU that kept Iowa out of the endzone.

Friday, Sept. 9
It’s almost here…Iowa versus Iowa State. It promises to be another classic. Gary Dolphin takes a look at the Cyclones who, he says, are a much better team than that which played and won last week in Ames. Dolphin says each team has potent offenses that will be put to the test on Saturday.

Thursday, Sept. 8
The Barkema family needs to ride the fence one week each college football season. C.J. is a Hawkeye. His brother, Ben, is a Cyclone. It’s an interesting twist for what is always an interesting week in the state of Iowa. Brent Balbinot visits with the Hawkeye.

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Chris Doyle’s value to the University of Iowa football program. Fans of the Hawkeyes looking for more evidence of his contribution saw it on the football field Saturday. Several Hawkeyes who were injured a year ago were big-time players in Iowa first win of 2005. Brent Balbinot talks to Chris Doyle about strength training.

Tuesday, Sept. 6
Brent Balbinot talks with UI women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder who is looking to use some extra practice time now allowed by the NCAA to help the Hawkeyes overcome injuries to two key members of the 2005-06 squad.

Monday, Sept. 5
Gary Dolphin takes a look back at Game 1 of the nationally ranked 2005 Iowa football team and the renovated Kinnick Stadium. He says UI Coach Kirk Ferentz was pleased that penalties were kept to a minimum in the game. UI Director of Athletics also was pleased that there were no “flags thrown” associated with the construction project.

Friday, Sept. 2
Gary Dolphin says its that time of year again…the start of college football season and the time of that season that teams like the Iowa Hawkeyes need to square off against someone other than their teammates on the practice field.

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Thursday, Sept. 1
Brent Balbinot visits with Mark Jennings about the Hawkeye Express, the University of Iowa’s “Train to the Game” that provides friends and fans of the Hawkeyes – and the visiting team – an opportunity to avoid game-day parking and traffic concerns. Now in its second year, the service operates pre-game and post-game.

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Wednesday, Aug. 31
It’s a game week and there’s plenty of preparation for the Hawkeyes and their fans. This year, that preparation includes making plans to successfully navigate to the Iowa City and around Kinnick Stadium…which is still inside a construction zone. Brent Balbinot visits with UI Senior Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer about game-day safety and more.

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Tuesday, Aug. 30
Cindy Fredrick visits with Brent Balbinot about her 2005 Iowa volleyball team. Iowa’s second-year coach says success will be determined by her team’s ability to beat teams of a similar caliber and to take matches against the Big Ten’s best – who are also often among the nation’s best – into four or five games.

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Monday, Aug. 29
Gary Dolphin speaks to the start of another college football season at the University of Iowa and the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Coach Kirk Ferentz’s squad opens its 2005 Saturday at 11 a.m. against Ball State inside historic Kinnick Stadium

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