Feb. 14, 2008
2008 Meet the Hawks Night Photo Gallery
IOWA CITY – Well over 200 people packed the second floor of the Paul W. Brechler Press Box inside Kinnick Stadium Tuesday night for the fourth annual softball Meet the Hawks Night.
Fans began arriving at Kinnick Stadium around 5 p.m. to ensure a front-row seat, with the doors opening around 5:45 p.m. Head Coach Gayle Blevins along with the team greeted fans, signed autographs and took pictures for nearly an hour before Blevins began a short program.
The team introduced themselves and gave some insight on team members. Blevins followed with a short outlook on the team and the upcoming season. Fans were then treated to a highlight video that was shown on numerous televisions in the press box, along with the video scoreboard in the south end zone of Kinnick Stadium.
“Our team and staff greatly appreciate the support of our community and we cannot wait to bring our team home to Pearl Field.”
Head Coach Gayle Blevins
“Our Meet the Hawks Night was a huge success,” Blevins said. “Our team and staff greatly appreciate the support of our community and we cannot wait to bring our team home to Pearl Field. On behalf of our softball program, we thank all who were in attendance and encourage everyone to start following the Hawks this weekend as we open season at the Metrodome Classic.”
Iowa will play five games this weekend at the Metrodome Classic. The Hawkeyes open the season Friday at 9:30 p.m. against Western Illinois. They will then face Northern Iowa at 5:30 p.m. and Tennessee Tech at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Iowa will finish up the classic Sunday against Arkansas at 9 a.m. and Drake at 1 p.m.
Fans can follow the action on hawkeyesports.com, where Gametracker links can be found on the softball schedule page.
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