Shirts, Buttons, Cruises and More

Aug. 13, 2006


The renovation of the University of Iowa historic Kinnick Stadium is nearing completione…so let’s celebrate!

A collectors edition souvenir button and t-shirt commemorating the rededication of Kinnick Stadium are now available at many retail locations throughout eastern Iowa including the Official Iowa Hawk Shop.

The button is an image of the new Kinnick Stadium shield with the date of the first game to be played in the renovated facility.

Both products are official licensed by the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and are available for purchase online by clicking HERE.

Kinnick: The Play at Hancher
The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has teamed with Riverside Theatre in Iowa City to bring to the stage at the UI’s award-winning Hancher Auditorium Kinnick

Kinnick imagines a live, old-time radio broadcast honoring the UI’s lone Heisman Trophy award-winner, Nile Kinnick, shortly after his tragic death. It juxtaposes scenes recreated from Kinnick’s own diaries and letters with extravagant commentaries from sportscasters and gossip columnists of the time interspersed with singing jingles and advertisements as well as images and popular music from the period. The original script is by Riverside Theatre co-founder, Bruce Wheaton.

Fans of the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes are reminded that Coach Kirk Ferentz’s squad will staged its fifth annual Kids Day Saturday, Aug. 19, at historic Kinnick Stadium. Selected gates will open shorly before 10 a.m. A post-practice autograph session is scheduled to begin at approximately 1 p.m.

This once-in-a-lifetime look at arguably the state of Iowa’s most memorable citizen and the University of Iowa’s most distinguished student-athlete is a must-see for young and old fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the University of Iowa.

Tickets to the production of Kinnick are available for purchase through the Hancher Auditorium box office. You can order yours online by clicking HERE or by calling (319) 335-1160 or 1-800-HANCHER.

Kinnick: The Play at Hancher
September 1 at 7:30 pm.
September 2 at 5 p.m.
September 3 at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 for adults, $10 for students

Cruisin’ with Kirk
It’s never too early to plan your next vacation particularly when one of the options is to cruise the Caribbean with the coaching staff of the nationally ranked University of Iowa football team.

Hawkeye Cruise XXI will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, Feb. 17, and cruise to Grand Turk, Turks, Caicos Islands, Road Town and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The seven-day cruise also includes five different events co-hosted by the UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta and UI Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz.. As in the past, Ferentz and his staff will conduct a “Football Seminar at Sea,” and Barta and UI Associate Director of Athletics Mark Jennings will provide an update on the intercollegiate athletics program at the UI.

Fans of the Hawkeyes will cruise the Caribbean on the Zuiderdam of the Holland America Line. For more information about Hawkeye Cruise XXI, contact Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel at (800) 458-6001 or visit them online by clicking HERE.