Camp Central: Exclusive Coverage of the Hawkeyes

Aug. 8, 2009

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Media day for the nationally ranked University of Iowa football team has come and gone which means’s Camp Central is now the exclusive source for news and more from inside fall camp for Coach Kirk Ferentz’s 2009 squad.

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Check in daily for video interviews with student-athletes and members of the coaching staff, photographs of team practice, feature stories and more. will also be in attendance at the annual “Kids at Kinnick” event Saturday, Aug. 15, if you and your young (and old) fans of the Hawkeyes can’t be at historic Kinnick Stadium for the open-to-the-public team practice.

Here’s a sampling of what landed in Camp Central shortly after Kirk’s visit with the media Friday afternoon…

IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the nationally ranked University of Iowa football team, the song remains relatively the same. Only now, with media day officially kicking off the 2009 season Friday afternoon, there is more sense of reality — a reality that the season-opener is 29 days away.

“Certainly we’re eager to get started,” UI head coach Kirk Ferentz said during a press conference inside the Paul W. Brechler press box at Kinnick Stadium. “It was good to get out on the field this morning. We got one under our belts.”

The consistent themes were re-spoken Friday by Ferentz, who begins his 11th season as the head Hawkeye. The first game will be against intrastate rival Northern Iowa on Sept. 5.

“I think the key for our football team is improvement,” Ferentz said. “This is an opportunity for us to grow a little bit. As I mentioned in Chicago a week ago (at the Big Ten media days), we need to have great stories. If you look at us traditionally, that’s been the deal.”

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