2012 Iowa Gamewatch #1: Iowa vs. N. Illinois

This week’s Gamewatch is sponsored by Eat Sweets Pastry located at 964 Gayley Avenue, Los Angeles (Westwood), CA 90024 or by phone 310-208-7659. (http://www.eatsweetspastry.com/)

Eat Sweets Pastry is a Los Angeles based custom baking company specializing in unique and handcrafted sweets and confections.  Eat Sweets offers a wide array of specialty cookies, miniature cakes and pastries, tarts, cupcakes and artisan chocolates guaranteed to add an elegant and memorable touch to any occasion.  Whether you’re hosting a birthday party for ten, a wedding for one hundred or you simply want to let someone know you’re thinking of them, Eat Sweets is always the perfect treat! Eat Sweets Pastry is owned by ’00 Iowa Alumni Jared McClurg and his wife Megan Driscoll.

Gamewatch Information:

The crowd waits…the tension builds…it’s time…This Saturday at 12:30pm PST the black is back in action for the first game of the season!  Our beloved Hawkeyes open 2012 at the neutral site of Soldier Field in Chicago, IL where they will take on the Huskies of Northern Illinois. The Hawkeyes made this very same trip 5 years ago and escaped with a lackluster 16-3 victory.  This year the Hawkeyes will need to be up to the challenge.  The Huskies come into the game returning 19 of 22 starters from last season and are currently riding the nation’s longest winning streak at 9 games.  The Hawkeyes welcome a set of new coordinators – Phil Parker on defense and Greg Davis on offense.  Based on the Spring Game the Hawkeyes should have much different look on both sides of the ball but the results and expectations should be the same – WIN!!!

Please join us at ANY one of four (4) official Barney’s gamewatch 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 raffle will be at Barney’s Beanery SANTA MONICA.

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

Big Ten Beach Party this Saturday!

Join the Big Ten Club, Big Ten Alumni, and Friends for some Beach and Bar fun Saturday August 18th. With football season just around the corner, this event is a great way to reinvigorate the Big Ten spirit and rivalry. The day starts at the beach with games, music, and great tanning weather. Afterwards, we will be walking to a local bar for some fun! Make sure to register for free here! More information about the Beach Party can be found here.

Make sure to check out our Events Calendar frequently for upcoming Iowa Club events and we hope to see some Los Angeles Hawkeyes next weekend!

Gameplan:
12:30-3:30 – Beach Fun
4-6 – Bar Fun at Finn McCools

Drinking on the Beach: Drinking alcohol in public is not allowed in Santa Monica.

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Congratulations to the Voice of the LA Kings, Bob Miller, for Winning the Stanley Cup!

Bob Miller Hoists the Stanley Cup
Photo Credit: Rich Hammond/LA Kings Insider

The Los Angeles Iowa Club would like to congratulate Hall of Fame hockey announcer and former Iowa Alumnus Bob Miller for his 39 years of service to our local NHL hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings, and finally getting his chance to hoist the Stanley Cup – one of sports most coveted and prestigious awards! Bob started his storied broadcasting career with Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball games. To read more about Bob’s thoughts on this historic run (LA Times article on Bob Miller) or hear his call from the game (Bob Miller’s Stanley Cup Winning Call).

Congratulations Bob! Go Kings Go!

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Distinguished Young Iowa Alumni Award goes to Santa Monica Resident

Credit: The University of Iowa Alumni Association

The Los Angeles Iowa Club would like to recognize Tanna M. Frederick as one of the recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Young Iowa Alumni Award! Details of her accomplishments can be found on the University of Iowa Alumni Page. Congratulations from the Los Angeles Iowa Club!

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Los Angeles Iowa Club Meets Matt Gatens

Los Angeles Iowa Club Event with Matt Gatens

LA Iowa Club Members pose with Iowa Star Matt Gatens

The Los Angeles Iowa Club held a successful networking event anchored by former Iowa Basketball star Matt Gatens. This event, at Westwood Brewing Company in Westwood, allowed ~20 members of the Los Angeles Iowa Club to meet and greet Matt Gatens and congratulate him on his fantastic career as a Hawkeye. We want to thank both Matt Gatens and members of the LA Iowa Club for making this event a great success! We have more pictures from the event here.

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