Dolphin: The View from the Press Box

Nov. 4, 2006

IOWA CITY — Gary Dolphin offers his view on Jake Christensen and the bowl-eligible Iowa Hawkeyes and today’s football game against the Northwestern Wildcats in this week’s installment of Dolph’s “View from the Press Box,” an audio feature now available inside Hawkeye All-Access , the multi-media area of

“Jake knows that his time his coming,” said Dolphin, who noted that the strong-armed freshman knows this is Drew Tate’s team and sun could shine full-time on him beginning next year.

Dolphin says Iowa’s defense continues to get better, the offense continues to get healthy and it’s probably a good time for the Hawkeyes’ special teams to get back on track.

“Kick coverage and punt return units need to do some serious soul searching,” said Dolphin.

The radio voice of the Hawkeyes also nodded in acknowledgement the members of the new media “Wall of Fame” that was installed last weekend inside the Paul W. Brechler Press Box at Kinnick Stadium.

“A very classy thing for former UI Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby and the UI to do,” he said.

The Hawkeyes and Wildcats tee it up at 11 a.m. at Kinnick. The game is sold out – the 23rd straight sellout of a home game of the Hawkeyes and will mark the return to the starting lineup of senior quarterback Drew Tate, who missed last week’s 24-14 victory over Northern Illinois after having surgery on his left thumb.

Subscribers to Hawkeye All-Access receive the following programming each week during the college football season:

Kirk Ferentz Weekly Media Conference
Each Tuesday during the season, Ferentz visits with the media. Exclusive live coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. inside Hawkeye All-Access and continues for approximately 30 minutes.

Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz
Each Wednesday during the season, Ferentz and Gary Dolphin, the radio voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, take a seat at Carlos O’Kelly’s in Iowa City for 90 minutes of questions-and-answers from listeners tuning in on one of the more than 50 affiliates of the Hawkeye Radio Network or via the world wide web.

Kirk Post-Game from Kinnick
When the Hawkeyes are at home, Ferentz’s post-game visit with the media is broadcast live within Hawkeye All-Access. Ferentz is typically behind the microphone 20 to 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz
The weekly television show of Iowa head football coach is exclusively available inside Hawkeye All-Access each Monday at 9 a.m.

Iowa Football Replay Show
Produced each week by the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for distribution on the Mediacom Connections Channel, the Iowa Football Replay Show is a fast-forward, 60-minute look at the Hawkeyes’ most recent game. The Iowa Football Replay Show is exclusively available inside Hawkeye All-Access each Wednesday at 9 a.m.

The Brooks Brothers
Rob Brooks teams with his father, the legendary Bob Brooks, on two audio reports on the Hawkeyes each week during the college football season. The first is available on Wednesdays and its Bob visiting one-on-one with a Hawkeye. The second is Bob and Rob’s take on the Hawkeyes’ next game. That edition of The Brooks Brothers is typically available on Fridays at noon.

The View from the Press Box
Gary Dolphin, the radio voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, offers his unique perspective on Saturday’s game each Saturday morning when “The View from Press Box” goes live exclusively inside Hawkeye All-Access.

Inside Iowa
Inside Iowa is a daily look at the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Iowa. Some days, you get Gary Dolphin. Other days you get Brent Balbinot. The only thing for certain is the Inside Iowa is available each Monday through Friday inside Hawkeye All-Access shortly after 8 a.m.

Expanded Post-Game Coverage
Video of interviews with UI coaches and student-athletes after each game, home and away.

Yes..even more. When basketball season rolls around, there will be expanded coverage of the activities of Coach Steve Alford and Coach Lisa Bluder’s squad. Ditto for Terry Brands’ Iowa wrestling team Cindy Fredrick’s Iowa volleyball squad and, in collaboration with UITV, more coverage of UI’s many other teams and student