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Hawkeyes to Play LSU in Outback Bowl! Gamewatch January 1, 2014 at 10AM Barneys Beanery Santa Monica

The Iowa Football team is going bowling! They were selected by the Outback and will play LSU January 1, 2014 at 10AM PDT. Stay tuned for information about our Gamewatch event to be held at Barneys Beanery Santa Monica. Go Hawks!

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Hawkeye NBA Basketball Networking Event at STAPLES Center!

The LA Iowa Club Board would like to invite you all to STAPLES Centerfor a special evening with the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves. Watch Pau Gasol and Steve Nash take on Kevin Love and Company in a Western Conference early season battle at STAPLES Center. If you haven’t been to out to a Lakers game, join us in style as we’ll have our own luxury suite and mingle with Los Angeles’s finest Hawkeyes.

Here are the details:
Who: Los Angeles Iowa Club
What: NBA Basketball – LA Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
When: Sunday, Nov. 11 6:30 pm
Where: PRIVATE SUITE at STAPLES CENTER (Food & Beverage will be on your own)
Cost: The LA Iowa Club will subsidize some of the costs so our members will get a better deal than the general public. Normally the cost is over $150 per ticket but for our members it’s only $100. Tickets can be emailed directly to attendees after the deadline to order.

Payment: Paypal at laiowaclubvp@gmail.com
Please put “LA Iowa Club game” as the subject and send as family/friends so we don’t get hit with additional fees.

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline to order is Wed. Nov. 6. We have to receive payment or commitments by then in order to guarantee our space. We have to have a minimum of 24 people attend to fill the suite and make this cost effective and happen. Payment is fully reimbursable if we don’t get the minimum.

Questions? Please email Alvin Chang at laiowaclubvp@gmail.com or call213-742-7222.

We hope to see you there!

Go Hawks!

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Month of November Food Drive with LA Regional Food Bank – Participate at your Santa Monica Barneys Beanery!

The Los Angeles Iowa Club is partnering with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help provide food for the hungry this November. For every November Gamewatch (vs Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan, and Nebraska), the LA Iowa Club is asking its members to donate at least 1 non-perishable item to the LA Regional Food Bank. We will have a box available to drop off your donation at the Santa Monica Gamewatch site. Last year we were able to donate abound 25 pounds of food during just 1 Gamewatch. The LA Iowa Club’s target is to donate 100 or more pounds of food toward this effort!

Examples of non-perishable items to donate:

Canned Chicken, Powdered Milk, Canned Tuna, Saltine Crackers, Soups, Juices, White Rice, Jarred or Canned Spaghetti Sauce, Grape Jelly, Canned Vegetables, Breakfast Cereals, Pork & Beans, Peanut Butter, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta, Popcorn, Salt, Sugar, Flour, Ketchup, etc.

**Los Angeles Hawkeyes, let’s do our part and help the LA Regional Food Bank achieve their goal, and see that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County!

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Iowa Gamewatch #1: August 31, 2013 Iowa vs Northern Illinois at 12:30 P.M – Santa Monica Raffle

It’s that time of year Hawk fans!! Another football season is upon us.  Perhaps no team left the field last year with more of a sour taste than the Iowa Hawkeyes.  After finishing the season on a 6 game losing streak and missing out on a bowl game; the Hawks have turned the page and are looking to get back on track this Saturday against Northern Illinois.  This is a repeat of last year’s opener, that Iowa won by the slimmest of margins 18-17 at Soldier Field.

Northern Illinois is a team that is coming off the schools best season ever after being crowned the MAC champions and ending the season with a BCS bowl berth. The Huskies return their dynamic dual threat Quarterback Jordan Lynch who finished 6th in the Heisman voting a year ago.  They are poised to have another great year and are picked to win the MAC under first year Head Coach Rod Carey.

Kirk Ferentz returns to lead the Hawkeyes in his 14th year as Head Coach.  2nd year Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis returns looking to increase offensive production from last year’s unit which averaged less than 20 points a game.  On the defensive side, 2nd year Defensive Coordinator Phil Parker will have to find a way to apply more pressure from the defensive line and linebackers.

The biggest story line coming out of camp was the quarterback competition that heated up Iowa City.  Eyeing to replace James Vandenberg are Sophomore Jake Rudock, Juco transfer Cody Sokal and redshirt freshman C.J. Beathard.  Coach Ferentz acknowledged Rudock had the early advantage serving as last year’s backup quarterback, but Ferentz made it clear the competition was open.  Beathard made the most of his opportunities to impress, but late last week; Coach Ferentz named Rudock the starting quarterback.

Offensively, Iowa’s depth at running back has most Hawk fans talking.  Fullback turned feature back Mark Weisman and Damon Bullock are expected to give Iowa a big boost in the run game.  True Freshman LeShun Daniels Jr. has made a big impact at the end of camp and is looking to contribute immediately.

An outstanding group of running backs is only effective with a solid group of offensive line opening the holes.  This year’s group is expected to do just that, with junior Brandon Scherff, Nolan MacMillan and Austin Blythe leading the way.

Senior tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz will have to step up big and be the playmaker many have been waiting to see.  Wide receivers Kevonte Martin-Manley and Jordan Cotton are the returning veterans and Juco transfer Damond Powell has shown the explosiveness to be the big play receiver Iowa is desperately searching for.

The Defense had its highs and lows last season, but certainly has the talent to make an impact.  Expect Linemen Dominic Alvis, Louis Trinca-Pasat and Carl Davis to bring the heat upfront; with linebackers Anthony Hitchens, James Morris and Christian Kirksey to be key contributors.

This year’s key matchups will come down to how well the Hawkeye defense can turn Northern Illinois’ offense into a one dimensional attack. On the flipside, can Iowa’s inexperienced offense exploit the Huskies young defense which only returns 4 starters?  The Huskies are coming to Iowa City with revenge on their minds. This game is shaping up to be an exciting open to the 2013 season.

Please join us at either one of the two official game watch Barney’s locations and enjoy 35% of food and 50% of beverages to any Iowa fan who wears something with Iowa on it (offer valid during the game only).

This week’s halftime raffle will be at SANTA MONICA. Make sure to check in with one of the hosts for your 1st FREE raffle ticket for some great Iowa gear. We’ll raffle off a men’s Hawkeye jersey, media guides, 2 signed player photos, and 1 Hawkeye t-shirt. Don’t worry, additional raffle tickets may be purchased at the rate of 2 tickets for $1 on up to as many tickets as you would like!

If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to order your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts can be pre-ordered on our website (www.lahawkeyes.com) or purchased at the SANTA MONICA game watch location for $15.

Santa Monica (Game watch host Alvin Chang, Jessica Scales, Isaiah Scales and Jake Krengel)
1351 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA

Pasadena (Game watch host Patrick Carberry)
99 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA

We look forward to seeing everyone.  GO HAWKS!!!

LA Iowa Board of Directors

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Football Kickoff Event Wednesday August 14th! – Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica

Football season is just around the corner and nothing gets the juices going like getting the greatest fans ever together at Barney’s Beanery! Come on out for our Football Networking Social Wednesday August 14th from 7-11 pm and enjoy good times with fellow Hawk fans and great drink specials! We will also have our new T-shirts available to view and you can also pre-order yours then! There will also be a raffle for 2 T-shirts as well! We look forward to seeing you out!

Date: Wednesday August 14th

Time: 7-11 pm

Where: Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica

Drink specials! Raffle for free T-shirts!

Go Hawks!

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