Iowa Spring Game & ESPN Gameday Events

Everything you need to know about the Iowa Spring Game on Saturday and ESPN Gameday this Thursday at legendary Kinnick Stadium.


DATE: Saturday, April 19, 2003

TIME: 1:05 p.m. (CDT)

FORMAT: The first 60-90 minutes will be a controlled practice. Two quarters (12 minutes each) will be played to end the day's activities.

TICKETS: There is no admission charge. Fans are asked to bring a canned food item as a donation to be given to the Iowa City Crisis Center. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

VIDEO: The video splitter board will be operational for this game. Television may plug in the same way it does for regular season games. On-field shooting remains the same during the game. We ask that you stay in the north endzone during the practice session. RADIO: WMT Cedar Rapids, WHO Des Moines, KGLO Mason City, KUOO Spirit Lake, WCEZ Keokuk, KMAQ Maquoketa. Gary Dolphin will call the action. Airtime is 2 p.m.

FERENTZ CALL-IN SHOW: The Kirk Ferentz call-in show will be on the air this Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Gary Dolphin and Coach Ferentz will take calls at Carlos O'Kelly's in Iowa City. Participating Iowa Radio Network stations will carry the show.

AUTOGRAPHS will be available for fans following the game in the north endzone for 30 minutes. Pre-game autographs with the 2002 seniors will be available at 11 a.m. west (just behind the pressbox) of Kinnick Stadium. And, the 2002 seniors will receive their Orange Bowl rings in pre-game ceremonies beginning at 12:55 p.m.

ESPN GAMEDAY will be in Iowa City Thursday for the Hawkeye practice session. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso will be in town for a report on spring football. Their stage will be set up near the northeast tunnel entrance (the one the Iowa team comes out of). Practice that day will be in the stadium, weather permitting, and is open to the public. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m. with taping set to begin around 3:30 p.m.

The only gates open will be on the northwest side of the stadium.

There will be tight parking conditions around Kinnick Stadium as it's a working day. It's recommended that fans park in the downtown Iowa City area and use the Cambus to Kinnick Stadium. There will be some limited parking areas close to the stadium.

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