Orange Bowl: Day 1 - News, Notes

Iowa practiced outside for the first time since November on Monday. The Hawkeyes opened workouts in Florida after arriving on Sunday Night. Here are some news and notes from their first 24 hours in the Miami area.

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.


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