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Sports Fan’s Weekend Planner


On Campus:

Not much going on around the Iowa campus, but there are a couple of events to keep sports fans entertained.

Gym-Hawks host the Cyclones. The #15 Iowa Hawkeyes host #22 ISU on Friday night at 7:00 in the UI Field House.  The event, which is part of the Cy-Hawk Series, has been dubbed a “Pink Meet”, and the first 200 fans will recieve a pink Hawkeye tee-shirt.  On Sunday the Hawkeyes will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska for the  Masters Classic hosted by the Cornhuskers.  Sunday’s meet will also feature Bowling Green and Kentucky.

Iowa soccer kicks around with Drake. The bubble will be a site for soccer on Sunday as the Hawkeye women’s team plays Drake at 11:00.  Sunday’s match kicks off a six game spring schedule which features four Big 12 teams including Iowa State and soon to be conference rival Nebraska. The match, which is free and open to the public, will be played in three thirty minute periods, as opposed to the typical two halves.


Off Campus:

The high school basketball playoffs are starting to heat up, and Iowa City still has a few teams still in the race for a state title.

Iowa City West High hosts Davenport Central. The Trojans boy’s basketball team is 18-4 coming into Friday night’s game but play host to a dangerous Blue Devils team that has 14 wins on the season under their belts.  The game is scheduled for 7:00 and can also be heard on AM 800; KRUI’s own Mike Rabon will have the call.

Rough Riders play two games at the Stable. The Rough Riders take the ice against the Des Moines on Friday night and then host the rival Waterloo Blackhawks on Saturday. Des Moines comes in three games above .500, and although Waterloo has a losing record, the CR- Waterloo rivalry always makes for some exciting action.  Both games are scheduled for 7:05 pm.


Watch and Listen:

While Carver will be quiet this weekend, you can catch a couple Hawkeye basketball broadcasts.

The Hawkeye men hit the road for Champaign on Saturday night. Fran McCaffery and the Iowa Hawkeyes  will attempt to salvage the season against  the Fighting Illini, who have a 7-8 record in the Big Ten, but a 17-11 mark overall. The last time these two teams met, Illinois won by ten points in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  The game will be broadcast nationally on the Big Ten Network at 6:30 pm. If you’re going to be driving Saturday, you can hear it locally on the Hawkeye Radio Network .

Bluder’s bunch travels to Indiana on Sunday. After taking out Illinois Thursday night, the Iowa Hawkeye women’s team will attempt to finish the regular season on their 5th consecutive win.  A lot is on the line in Blumington, including a potential first round bye in the Big Ten Tournament. The game can be seen on the Big Ten Network at 1:00 and can also be heard on AM 800, (Iowa City) 600 (Cedar Rapids) and 1040 (Des Moines) with Iowa alum Brent Balbinot and Shelly Till giving the call.

Lastly, if you are sitting at home on Friday night, you can catch a replay of Big Ten Icons: Nile Kinnick at 9:30 (central time). The Iowa Hawkeye’s only Hiesman winner was selected as the #7 icon by the Big Ten Network.  The half hour documentary displays Kinnick’s life, including his playing career and eventual death at the age of 24 while  serving in the U.S. military.


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