Following are some notes from the University of Iowa's first 24 hours in Miami, FL as part of the 2010 Orange Bowl:
-Iowa's departure from Iowa City was slightly delayed Sunday afternoon, but the Hawkeyes arrived in Miami at 6 p.m. ET to a warm welcome from members of the Orange Bowl Committee at Miami International Airport. Following a short media opportunity with Coach Kirk Ferentz and team captains, the travel party headed for team headquarters.
-Iowa players were on their own Sunday evening following a short team meeting players had the opportunity to check out the features of the hotel and the surrounding area near Miami Beach.
-Iowa's first outdoor practice was held Monday afternoon at Barry University, the practice site for the Hawkeyes when they visited Miami, FL for the 2003 Orange Bowl.
-The Hawkeye players will also have free time Monday evening as well.
-Practice on Monday marked the first outdoor practice for the Hawkeyes since November.
-After a holiday break, Iowa players returned to Iowa City Dec. 26 to resume preparing for the Orange Bowl, but those sessions in Iowa City were all held indoors.
-The temperature was 74 degrees when the Iowa travel party landed Sunday evening, nearly the same as Monday afternoon's temperature.
-Several Hawkeye players compared Monday's temperature to the temperature for their indoor practices in Iowa City.