Watch Kirk Today

Feb. 1, 2006

University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz will brief the media on the talented student-athletes who will join the nationally ranked Iowa football program as National Letter of Intent signees for spring of 2006 today at 4 p.m. Iowa time inside the Hayden Fry Football Complex.

Live coverage of Ferentz’s visit with the media will be available inside Hawkeye All-Access, the multi-media are of, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes. To learn more about Hawkeye All-Access, click HERE.

Live coverage of Ferentz’s press conference will be available to subscribers of Hawkeye All-Access. The archive version of the press conference – which will be posted to the site approximately 30 minutes after the press conference has concluded – will be available free to all visitors of Hawkeye All-Access.

The Hawkeye are coming off their fourth straight January bowl game appearance. Iowa will open its 2006 season Sept. 2 against Montana at historic Kinnick Stadium. The UI’s prized football venue is currently in the midst of a two-year, $89 million renovation that will be completed prior to the start of the 2006 college football season.

Iowa’s game against Montana is one of seven home games for the Hawkeyes, a schedule that includes two additional non-conference games (Northern Illinois, Iowa State) and four Big Ten Conference games (Ohio State, Purdue, Northwestern and Wisconsin).

The UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is currently in the process of re-seating all season ticket holders as a result of the renovation process. The Hawkeyes will enter the 2006 season with 17 straight sellout of the 70,500-seat facility and with victories in 30 of their last 33 home games.

Last summer, The Sporting News ranked Iowa City as the best college football city in America. The publication cited the Hawkeyes’ success, tradition, history, fans and the city’s atmosphere on game days as reasons for the UI’s selection.