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Iowa Basketball Gamewatch – NIT Final Four vs. Maryland – Tuesday April 2nd

Hawkeyes are Going to NYC!

The Men’s basketball team is headed to NYC to play in the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden to play future B1G foe Maryland in the Final Four of the NIT! Fran McCaffery’s squad has continued to improve this season and is peaking at the right time with the leadership of their scorer Roy Devyn Marble. The Hawkeyes are currently sitting at 24 wins in 2013, the most since the 2005-2006 season where that team finished with 25. Excitement is back in the program and now is the time to come out and show your support!

Gametime is approximately 30 minutes after the end of the first game (around 6:30 pm). We hope to see you there!

Date and Time: Tuesday April 2, 6:30pm

Location: Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica

 

Go Hawks!

LA Iowa Club Board

 

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Iowa Basketball Gamewatch vs. Northwestern – Saturday February 9, 1:30pm

If you missed our first Basketball Gamewatch, we are going to hold our second Basketball Gamewatch Saturday February 9th against Northwestern, 1:30pm at Barney’s Beanery in Santa Monica.

Date and Time: Saturday February 9, 1:30pm

Location: Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica

Deal: There will be no deal for the gamewatch. However, showing up in large numbers in support of the LA Iowa Club, Iowa Basketball, and Barney’s Bearnery will help make future gamewatches a huge success!

Future Events: Please keep an eye out for other LA Iowa Club events including comedy night in March, Blood Drive in April, Beach Party with volleyball in May, and a Dodgers Game in June or July.

Go Hawks!

LA Iowa Club Board

Iowa Basketball Gamewatch vs. Purdue – Sunday January 27th 12:30pm

I hope you all had a great Holiday Season and are off to a fantastic start to 2013! To kick off our 2013 event calendar, we are going to have our first Basketball Gamewatch of the season Sunday January 27th at 12:30pm against Purdue at Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica. Even though Fran McCaffery’s team started the Big Ten season 0-3, they made a huge statement at Northwestern winning 70-50 for their first Big Ten win. This year’s Hawkeye team has the potential to earn an NCAA Tourney bid, the first since 2006 and excitement is back in the program again! So come on out and help cheer on the Hawkeyes!

Date and Time: Sunday January 27, 12:30pm

Location: Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica

Deal: There will be no deal for the gamewatch. However, showing up in large numbers in support of the LA Iowa Club, Iowa Basketball, and Barney’s Bearnery will help make future gamewatches a huge success!

Future Events: Please keep an eye out for other LA Iowa Club events including comedy night in March, Blood Drive in April, Beach Party with volleyball in May, and a Dodgers Game in June or July.

Go Hawks!

LA Iowa Club Board

Last Gamewatch of the Season: Iowa vs. Nebraska (FRIDAY!!)

Recap of Last Week: Last week the Hawks extended their losing streak to 5 games when they were outmatched on the road at Michigan.  The Hawkeyes had won the three previous meetings but Michigan’s seniors got revenge scoring 28 unanswered points and won by a final score of 42 – 17 (it wasn’t as close as the score…).

There were some major changes off the field since Iowa’s last game.  The Big Ten appears to be expanding by two more teams – Maryland and Rutgers.  If the transaction is finalized the two teams will be added to the Big Ten schedule in 2014.

This week…Hopefully many of you will be attending the game while visiting family and friends for Thanksgiving weekend.  The Hawks certainly have their work cut-out for them.  The Nebraska Cornhuskers, led by quarterback Taylor Martinez, come into the game 9 – 2 overall and 6 – 1 in the Big Ten.  Nebraska should be hungry as they are seeking a win and a spot in the Big Ten title game.  This situation is the perfect opportunity to upset our newest rival and, potentially, prevent Nebraska from playing for the conference title.  If you are enjoying your turkey in SoCal find your way to your favorite Barney’s location and cheer on our beloved Hawks in their last game of the year!!!

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

The Deal: Enjoy 35% off all food and 50% off beverages for all who wear Iowa Gear (offer valid during the game only).  Please be courteous and gratuitous to Barney’s staff.

LA Iowa Club Board of Directors

2012 Gamewatch #11: Iowa vs. Michigan AND Food Drive

Recap of Last Week: Last week the Hawkeyes lost to Purdue at home for the first time since 1992.  In a tie game the Hawkeye’s gave Purdue the ball with just 16 seconds left to play.  Purdue’s offense completed a 20-yard pass play to set-up a field goal opportunity with just a few ticks on the clock.  Sure enough, Purdue’s kicker converted a 46-yard field goal as time expired to upend the Hawks 27 to 24.  It was heartbreaking.

This week…The Hawkeyes have lost 4 straight Big 10 games and now face their first ranked opponent of the season.  Michigan is 7 – 3 on the season and currently ranked #21 in the BCS.  The good news is that it is still uncertain if Michigan’s star quarterback, Denard Robinson, will play Saturday.  The bad news is that Robinson’s backup, Devin Gardner, has led Michigan to back-to-back victories and the offense is not missing a beat.  Michigan’s defense is a different story.  It allowed over 430 yards last week so it will be interesting to see if the Hawks can continue to control the football (#12 in the country in turnover margin) and put up some points.  The Hawks have won the last three match-ups against Michigan.  Michigan needs a win to stay alive in the Big 10 title hunt and the Hawks must win to have a shot at a bowl game.  It should be a good one.  Only two gamewatches left this year!  Get out to your favorite Barney’s location to cheer on our Hawkeyes!

**Also, please remember to bring some non-perishable food items to the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery for our Annual Food Drive to support local families who are hungry. Please see previous post for information on the food drive.

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

Raffle Location: SANTA MONICA
Everyone in their black & gold will receive the first raffle ticket for FREE. Additional Raffle tickets can be purchased 2 for $1 for some great Hawkeye Prizes. All proceeds will go to the LA Iowa Club to help grow the club and provide scholarships for Los Angeles High School students to attend the University of Iowa.

The Deal: Enjoy 35% off food and 50% off beverages for all who wear Iowa Gear (offer valid during the game only).  Please be courteous and gratuitous to Barney’s Staff.

-LA Iowa Board of Directors