IOWA CITY, IA - Fans of the Iowa football team who just can't seem to figure out how to program their VCR now have a solution: Watch the Iowa Football Replay Show, a new television program that will take the highlights from the Hawkeyes' most recent game and package it in a tight and exciting 60 minutes of college football action.
Produced by the Iowa Athletic Department in partnership with Mediacom, the Iowa Football Replay Show will air on Mediacom's Connections channel each Tuesday in select television markets across the state.
"We're excited about providing a piece of television programming that we honestly didn't think was necessary given the number of games played by the Hawkeyes that are televised live. It's more evidence that fans of the Hawkeyes can't get enough of their Hawkeyes," said Rick Klatt, Iowa associate athletic director for external affairs.
All four non-conference games of Coach Kirk Ferentz's 2003 Iowa Hawkeyes the defending Big Ten champions are slated for live television and two of the team's eight Big Ten games have already been earmarked for TV. Iowa officials anticipate all 12 regular season games to be televised live by one of the Big Ten's television partners (ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2 or ESPN Regional).
Television coverage of the Hawkeyes will kickoff with the annual broadcast of the Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz: The Pre-season Special. The one-hour look at the 2003 Hawkeyes has been cleared for broadcast in all of the major television markets in the state of Iowa and selected locations outside the state.
Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz, the weekly half-hour television show featuring Iowa's head football coach hosted by Gary Dolphin, the play-by-play voice of the Hawkeyes on the University's Hawkeye Radio Network, returns for a fifth season. A staple in the diet of any serious fan of the Hawkeyes, Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz will again offer insight from the head coach on the Hawkeyes' most recent game, a look ahead to Iowa's next opponent, and an inside look at the football program at the University of Iowa.
The UI Athletic Department anticipates each edition of each show will also be available via hawkeyesports.com, the official World Wide Web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Iowa Football Replay Show Mediacom, Cedar Rapids, 7:30 pm, Tuesdays, Channel 10 Mediacom, Des Moines, 7:30 pm, Tuesdays, Channel 22 Mediacom, Quad Cities, 7:30 pm, Tuesdays, Channel 19 Mediacom, Dubuque, 7:30 pm, Tuesdays, Channel 18 Additional Mediacom systems to be announced
Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz: One Hour Pre-Season Special CBS2, Cedar Rapids, 8 pm, Saturday, Aug. 23 KDSM, Des Moines, 10 pm, Sunday, Aug. 24 KYOU, Ottumwa, 9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24 WBDQ, Quad Cities, To Be Announced
Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz CBS2, Cedar Rapids, 10:30 pm, Sundays KDSM, Des Moines, 10 pm, Sundays KYOU, Ottumwa, 10 pm, Sundays WBDQ, Quad Cities, 10 pm, Sundays CBTV17, Council Bluffs, 7 pm, Wednesdays; 8 am, Saturdays
Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz: Regional Sports Networks and Cable Television Systems Sunshine Network, Orlando, Fla., 3 pm (ET), Thursdays Metro Sports, Kansas City, Mo., 8:30 pm, Wednesdays; 2:30 pm, Thursdays Mediacom, Cedar Rapids, Channel 10, 7 pm, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, Fridays Cable One, Sioux City, Channel 39, 7:30 pm, Wednesdays Lakes 37, Spirit Lake, Channel 7, 8:30 pm, Tuesdays, 8:30 pm, Thursdays City of Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls, Channel 15 -- 7:30/9:30/11:30 pm, Thursdays Fairfield Public Access, Fairfield, Channel 9, 7:30 pm, Wednesdays Spencer Municipal, Spencer, To Be Announced City of Hawarden, Hawarden, 7 pm, Thursdays
All times listed are Central except where noted. Schedules subject to change.