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2018 Student Send-Off Beach Party

2018 STUDENT SEND-OFF BEACH PARTY
What’s all the commotion? Hawkeyes are hitting the ocean! Join the Los Angeles IOWA Club for the Student Send-Off Beach Party, our summer beach party to celebrate area students departing for the University of Iowa. This is a free event to enjoy fun in the sun, and to connect with your fellow Hawkeyes. 
ALL ARE INVITED: students, parents, families, friends, IOWA Club members, fans, and supporters of all things Hawkeye! The party’s happening on the Redondo Beach Pier, with easy access to the ocean if you want to take a dip.
DATE: Saturday, July 28, from noon until 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Barney’s Beanery Redondo Beach Pier
100 Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
424.275.4820
For our party, we’ve reserved Barney’s outdoor patio—it literally overlooks the beach.
FOOD AND DRINKS: Free finger food buffet compliments of our LA Hawkeye partner Barney’s Beanery. For purchase: beverages and food from Barney’s menu.
PARKING: Pay parking is available in parking ramps and at street parking meters.
PLEASE RSVP: Send us an e-mail at laiowaclub@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.
See you on July 28.

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2018 Fall Football Game Watches Coming Up

Join us for game watches this fall!

2018 Iowa Football Schedule

2018
September
1 Northern Illinois
8 Iowa State (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
15 Northern Iowa
22 Wisconsin
29 Open
October
6 at Minnesota
13 at Indiana
20 Maryland (HC)
27 at Penn State
November
3 at Purdue
10 Northwestern (FW)
17 at Illinois
23 Nebraska (Hy-Vee Heroes Game)
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March 17, 2018: Iowa Women’s Basketball at UCLA

So Cal Hawkeye fans get ready to fill Westwood with a lot of Black and Gold!  The Iowa Women’s Basketball team learned their NCAA Tournament ride starts in Los Angeles as the #6 seed, taking on the 12th seed Bluejays of Creighton.  The action tips off this Saturday at 3pm at the Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus.

The Hawkeyes are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2015.  Head Coach Lisa Bluder has lead Iowa to a 24-7 record and all-American Megan Gustafson has been crushing records and has no plans of stopping anytime soon.  Megan is a one of a kind athlete, something you will want to see for yourself live and in person.  The Hawks are coming off a heartbreaking loss to rival Minnesota in the Big 10 Tournament, but an NCAA Tournament win can erase all that for Senior Chase Coley.  The Hawks are relatively young, and have been missing a key component for much of the season, so there’s a lot to look forward to from Bluder’s Bunch.

Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com and start at $12, so you can bring the whole family out and support your Iowa Hawkeyes! If the Hawks win on Saturday, their next game would be this Monday.  If you’re on Twitter, show some love to the Iowa Women’s Basketball page @IowaWBB and let them know you’re excited to host the Hawkeyes in the City of Angels!

 

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Basketball Game Watch: Iowa vs. Ohio State

 

 

Game time at Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica!

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Iowa Basketball looks to take down the nationally-ranked Buckeyes of Ohio State.

Tyler Cook and Jordan Bohannan are hoping to right the ship to position themselves for a deep BIG 10 tournament run. 

Come on out and watch the game with some Hawks at the 3rd Street Promenade Barney’s Beanery. 

Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. Pacific time.

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Football Game Watch: Iowa vs. Wisconsin

Football Game Watch #10
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Saturday, November 11, 2017,12:30 p.m. Pacific time.
Barney’s Beanery (2 locations: Santa Monica and Redondo Beach) 


Half-time raffles at both Santa Monica and Redondo Beach locations this week!


IOWA vs. WISCONSIN
Here’s the game preview by Tanner Lafever.

2017 Football Game Watch: #20 Iowa vs. #8 Wisconsin
 
I’ll be totally honest with you. I’m still not entirely sure where I am, nor have I regained total feeling in all of my extremities following last weekend’s emotional bonanza at Kinnick Stadium.
 
Our now 20th ranked (!) Iowa Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3) pulled off one of the most improbably dominant performances in recent college football memory. I can only hope that every fan out there was able to bask in the moment of glory much like the entire student population in Iowa City did on Saturday night.
 
It was a monumentally joyous occasion to be sure, but in this sport you’ve only got so much time to celebrate. On the horizon is another showdown with a top 10 opponent, this time on the road against the undefeated #8 Wisconsin Badgers at 12:30PM PST on ABC.
 
None of us will ever forget the elation brought on by lambasting Ohio State, but this team has a chance to multiply those good feelings tenfold if it can show the football world that last Saturday wasn’t just a one-off for the Black & Gold.
 
Trips to Madison, Wisconsin are never particularly cheerful. Sure the Hawkeyes have won each of their last two trips to the state capital of our inhospitable northern neighbors, but Camp Randall Stadium is no place for the faint of heart.
 
In a series that will see the 91st overall meeting between the two schools take place on Saturday, you can be sure that Iowa will need to absorb just as many blows as it dishes out. There’s a reason that the all-time series record splits by the slimmest of margins (Wisconsin leads 45-43-2). To expect this year’s contest to be any different would be a foolish endeavor.
 
Now being that Badgers are notorious for their inability to fly (I think?), this Wisconsin team is once again predisposed to attack its opponents on the ground when it possesses the football. Freshman phenom Jonathan Taylor leads the way, having already piled up 1368 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns with three games left to play in the regular season.
 
On defense, an aggressive unit enters this week’s contest allowing barely 13 points/game and fewer than 90 yards rushing each time it takes the field.
 
The Hawkeyes are sure to be tested in the trenches on both sides of the ball. It’ll be up to Josey Jewell & Co. to put the Badger offense in uncomfortable positions, and Nate Stanley and the improving Iowa receiving corps to extend their aggressive defense much like we saw against the Buckeyes to great effect this past weekend.
 
Stanley sits just five touchdowns passes away from tying the legendary Chuck Long’s single season school record (27), and based on his performance against Ohio State that might be worth keeping an eye on this week (fingers crossed). But likely more significant is the Wisconsin native’s drive to help the Hawkeyes get a win back in his home state in front of friends and family.
 
And on a final note I’d be remiss not to mention what truly amounts to the highest stakes for Saturday’s match-up. As Iowa football fans we’ve developed a hankering for trophies of all shapes and sizes. Victory over Wisconsin would mean another notch on 2017’s belt in that regard.
 
We’ve already paid next year’s rent for the Cy-Hawk trophy. Good ‘ol Floyd is staying in an Iowa pen (and hopefully away from an Iowa frying pan) through 2018. So now it’s time to reclaim from those filthy Badgers the brass bull that is the Heartland Trophy, and bring it back to Hawkeye pastures for the foreseeable future.
 
Last weekend was just so much fun. And as a decidedly pro-fun Iowa supporter I’d like to cast my vote for having more fun the rest of this season, starting on Saturday in Madison.
 
Also, just to satisfy my own curiosity I’d love to see if anything but charred remains would exist of downtown Iowa City if this team were to pull off a second consecutive upset of a top eight ranked team.
 
See you all on Saturday, and let’s give ‘em hell. Because why not? It’ll be fun.
 
Go Hawks!
 
MEET THE WRITER: TANNER LAFEVER

 
Tanner Lafever is a senior at Iowa, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Sports Studies.  Outside the classroom, Tanner’s always ready for a game of pickup basketball; so, don’t bring that weak stuff down his lane.  A jokester, movie buff and avid sports competitor; Tanner was born a Hawkeye; spending his childhood tailgating and attending Iowa football games his entire life. 
 
Look for more stories from Tanner in the upcoming weeks, and if you would like to drop Tanner a line or two of support; email us at laiowaclub@gmail.com
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