Iowa Basketball Gamewatch #3: Iowa vs. Michigan – Feb. 08, 11:00 AM

We’re coming down the home stretch towards the beginning of March Madness, the time when every team in America is clawing their way to be considered elite.  This Saturday Iowa will get that chance, when #10 Michigan heads to Iowa City for a top 25 showdown.

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year for the Hawks, and they are in need of key resume win; to boost their position for the NCAA tournament.  Tuesday’s home loss to Ohio State just upped the stakes in the Big 10 race, and the Wolverines know a win against Iowa will greatly help their chances to claim the title.

For Iowa to get back on track, they’ll need to closely look at what went wrong against the Buckeyes.  The Hawks have a great leader in Roy Devyn Marble, and when he’s on, Iowa’s on.  Iowa has to make it a point to get him going early and often.  The 3 ball is your friend…unless you’re not making them, and Iowa forgot to keep pounding inside.  Iowa is plenty deep, but when the game is on the line; rotation needs to take a back seat to playing the best lineup available.  Time for Iowa to show their mental toughness, step up and defend Carver-Hawkeye Arena and grab a W!

Please join us at the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery 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).

If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to purchase your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery location! They can be purchased for $15.

All money from T-shirt purchases go directly to the LA Iowa Club to help pay for costs associated with the Club as well as provide funds to support scholarships and other events.  Without your support, we would not be able to realize these goals.

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Iowa Basketball Gamewatch #2: Iowa vs. Northwestern – Jan. 25, 9:00 AM

Former Iowa Men’s Basketball Head Coach Steve Alford once said “Iowa is not a basketball school.”  Well, the fact is; that it once was.  A legacy that the great Dr. Tom Davis built in the 1980’s, something that Fran McCaffery promised to bring back to Iowa City.

At 15-3, it didn’t take long for McCaffery to make good on that promise.  Now in his fourth season as head coach, the Hawks have made their way into the top 10 this week; an accomplishment Iowa hasn’t seen since 2002.

The road will only get tougher, as the Hawks are no longer seen as the underdogs.  And with the Big 10 stacked with talent, Devyn Marble, Aaron White and Melsahn Basabe will need to stay focused and healthy.  This is one of the deepest benches in America, and Gabriel Olaseni is a true testament to the development this program has now taken.

Iowa will be on the road at Northwestern this Saturday, and we want to see all the LA Hawks out supporting them at 9 AM at Barney’s in Santa Monica.

Join us for our first Iowa Hawkeye Basketball game watch of the 2014 season at the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery location. Gametime is Saturday January 25th at 9:00 AM.

If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to order your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery location! They can be purchased for $15.

All money from T-shirt purchases go directly to the LA Iowa Club to help pay for costs associated with the Club as well as provide funds to support scholarships and other events.  Without your support, we would not be able to realize these goals.

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Iowa Football Bowl Gamewatch: IOWA vs LSU – January 1st, 10:00AM Barneys Beanery

One year ago, Coach Ferentz and his squad were at home, watching all the other teams prepare for their bowl game.  Today, the Hawks are in Tampa, Florida; having erased the memories of a horrid season for not only them, but the Hawk faithful as well.

Iowa has a chance to ring in the New Year in a big way, taking on the LSU Tigers in the Outback Bowl. A re-match from one of Iowa’s greatest victories, the infamous Tate to Holloway; something LSU Coach Les Miles will use to rally his troops.

Possibly an underrated matchup, Iowa wants nothing more than to upstage its SEC counterpart.  The Hawks are on the verge of steering the ship right again, and a win will propel Iowa right where they want to be.

This bowl is bigger than just pride; each will represent its conferences bragging rights in the B1G/SEC rivalry. Expect both teams to be physical, with Iowa continuing to ground and pound with Mark Weisman and Jordan Canzeri. LSU starting QB Zach Mettenberger is out with a torn ACL, so expect the Tigers to feed Jeremy Hill, who’s widely considered one of the best backs in college football.

Need a drinking game?  Take a drink every time you hear the commentators use the word “speed”.  Just make sure your designated driver is ready to go!

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).

There will be no more raffles this season.

If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to purchase your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery location! They can be purchased for $15.

All money from T-shirt purchases go directly to the LA Iowa Club to help pay for costs associated with the Club as well as provide funds to support scholarships and other events.  Without your support, we would not be able to realize these goals.

Go Hawks!

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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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LA Hawkeye Basketball Gamewatch #1: Iowa vs. Notre Dame – Dec. 3, 6:15 PM

Fresh off a hard-fought Overtime loss to Villanova at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, Iowa re-groups taking on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in Iowa City.

If you haven’t heard by now, Iowa basketball is back!  Coach Fran McCaffery has his Hawks in the top 25, something Iowa hasn’t accomplished since 2006.  The Hawks aren’t flying under the BIG 10 radar this year, boasting one of the nation’s deepest lineups.  Senior Devyn Marble has been key to the 7-1 start to the season, and Iowa will depend on him heavily throughout.  The talent is there for this squad, and the quest for a return to the NCAA tournament continues tomorrow night at Carver Hawkeye Arena.

Join us for our first Iowa Hawkeye Basketball game watch of the season at the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery location. Gametime is Tuesday December 3, 6:15PM.

If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to order your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery location! They can be purchased for $15.

All money from T-shirt purchases go directly to the LA Iowa Club to help pay for costs associated with the Club as well as provide funds to support scholarships and other events.  Without your support, we would not be able to realize these goals.

Represent the Hawkeyes at the Friends of the Big Ten Club 7th Annual Pub Crawl in Hermosa Beach. Enjoy an afternoon with other Big Ten Alumni for networking, contests, and fun!

Details here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-ten-pub-crawl-7th-annual-hermosa-beach-plus-championship-game-tickets-8185028641 Sign up today!

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