CONTACT: KIM WALL
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335=2530; 800-369-IOWA (4692)
fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Dec. 13, 2002
Official Hawkeye bowl buttons are now available
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official bowl button commemorating the University of Iowa football team's
appearance in the Orange Bowl is now on sale at retail stores across the state.
This year's 3-1/2 inch metal button features Iowa's tiger hawk logo rendered
in the skin of an orange. The button also includes the FedEx Orange Bowl logo,
the game date, and the opponent's name, enhancing its value as a collector's
item. The official bowl button sells for $3.
"I wanted to create a button that would identify an Iowa fan from 20
yards," says designer Jerold Best, manager of UI's Audiovisual Center
Graphics Unit and originator of the official bowl button concept 20 years
ago. "I think the fans are going to have fun wearing this in Iowa and
Iowa's Orange Bowl invitation marks the Hawkeyes' 16th post-season appearance
in the last 21 years and the second under four-year head coach Kirk Ferentz.
An official bowl button has been designed for each of those games.
The button is available now in the Iowa City/Coralville area at Iowa Book
and Supply, IMU Bookstore, the Hawk Shop, Paul's Discount, Walgreen's, Drug
Town, Hy-Vee, Universi Tees, Lorenz Boot Shop, and UIHC Gift Shop. Drug Towns
in Cedar Rapids also carry the button as do stores from Primghar to Coon Rapids.
A copy of the full color artwork for publication or broadcast is available
to media outlets. For more information, interviews, and shooting locations
call Kim Wall, Audiovisual Center Director, at 1-800-369-IOWA.