Ferentz Live Today

March 25, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Talk turns to college football officially today on the University of Iowa campus when Kirk Ferentz visits with the media prior to taking to the Kenyon Practice Facility for the first of 15 scheduled spring practice sessions.

Fans of the Hawkeyes who are subscribers to Hawkeye All-Access, the multi-media area of hawkeyesports.com, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes, can watch Ferentz’s media conference live beginning at 12:30 p.m. Iowa time.

To become a subscriber or to watch the media conference, click HERE

Iowa enters spring practices later this month with significant momentum. The Hawkeyes won five of their final six regular season games in 2008 and defeated South Carolina in the 2009 Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. That was Iowa’s third New Year’s Day bowl game victory under Ferentz, who is entering his 11th season as head coach of the Hawkeyes, a total that ranks second in the Big Ten to Penn State University’s Joe Paterno.

The UI is currently accepting orders for season tickets from 2008 season ticket customers and new customers beginning Monday (Mar. 9). Fans who purchased season tickets a year ago will have until May 1 to place their order and retain their seat location of a year ago.

Click HERE to place your 2009 Iowa Football season ticket order.

Fans of the Hawkeyes who purchase season tickets prior to May 1 will have the option of paying for their purchase in three equal installments. The first installment will be due upon receipt of order. The second and third installments will be due on May 26 and June 23, respectively.

The payment plan can also be used for the purchase of tickets to ride the Hawkeye Express, fees associated with game-day parking in select campus parking lots managed by the UI, and the purchase of Kinnick Stadium Chairbacks if the purchase is made at the time when a fan is ordering their season tickets. There will be no additional fees or charges as a result of selecting the installment plan.

“We wanted to reward our loyal season ticket holders by not increasing season ticket prices during these tough economic times. I’m also pleased that our ticket office staff was able to create the plan to provide our fans some flexibility on when payment needs made,” said Gary Barta, the UI’s director of athletics.

The 2009 schedule for the Iowa Hawkeyes includes seven games at historic Kinnick Stadium. Coach Kirk Ferentz’s squad will play non-conference home games against intrastate rival Northern Iowa, Arizona, and Arkansas State prior to entertaining Big Ten Conference opponents Michigan, Indiana, Northwestern and Minnesota.

Like the Hawkeyes, Northern Iowa, Arizona, Northwestern and Minnesota all participated in post-season competition in 2008. Iowa’s game against Michigan is this year’s Homecoming game.

2009 Iowa Football Season Ticket Application (v3a)