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    BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    July 31, 2012

    BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery will look back in UI basketball history to move the Hawkeyes forward this fall when the UI Athletics Department introduces and re-engineered Black and Gold Blowout into his team’s preseason plan.

    McCaffery’s third UI men’s basketball team – the 2012-13 Hawkeyes – will make their first public appearance the evening of Friday, Oct. 19, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

    “For me, bringing back the Blowout is no different than working hard to establish great relationships with our former players and other friends of our program. The Blowout has significant tradition to it that is uniquely ours, so I’m eager to build on what made past Blowouts successful while making the changes that make it work well today,” said McCaffery.

    Staging the event on Friday night is one example of a “twist” McCaffery sees as very important, particularly this year when the only home football game in the month of October is also a prime time event at Kinnick Stadium.

    “The Blowout on a football weekend makes great sense because it gives our tremendous fans, some of whom otherwise might not get to Carver, a chance to see our team,” added McCaffery. “However, I also know how important game days are for our football fans and for me and my staff from a recruiting perspective, so I’m excited about the opportunity to jump start the new season with a Friday night event.”

    The start time for the 2012 Blowout is yet to be finalized but it will be driven in great measure by what fit bests into the schedule of Hawkeye fans including, most notably, the fans of the Iowa football team who will be traveling to Iowa City for the football game the following night against Penn State and what would work best for engaging current UI students.

    In terms of what fans will see and experience, the idea is to “go bigger.”

    “The plan is coming together nicely, but our expectation is to take the very best of the previous events, including things like the pre-event photo session and post-event autograph session, and add another level of production and excitement. And, obviously, a big piece of the excitement is the team itself,” said Lisa Pearson, the UI’s director of marketing, who also noted that the 2012 Blowout will also include an appearance by Lisa Bluder's 2012-13 UI women's basketball team.



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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN�ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    When did they stop doing this? I thought they have always been doing it.

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    Re:BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURNÂ…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    A. Great it's back

    B. Friday night is high school football. When do playoffs start?

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN�ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    totally franticlimatic

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    What does this have to do with the climate?

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    Glad it is back ... But too bad it is on a Friday night ... I come over for football games, but only for the day ... I think they will miss the boat a bit but kudos for the program as it continues to climb back ...

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    Oh look, a penny.
    Viva Las Salukis!

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN�ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    Quote Originally Posted by DuffMan View Post
    totally franticlimatic
    cough cough hack! cough :eek:

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURNÂ…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    A. Great it's back

    B. Friday night is high school football. When do playoffs start?
    Playoffs start the next week (Wed, Oct 24) for all classes (see playoff schedule linked below). Friday, October 19 will be the last regular season game for most teams.

    http://www.iahsaa.org/football/2012%...nformation.pdf

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    Huh. I'll be in IC that evening. Maybe I'll try to attend the B&G B.O.

    Nah, who am I kidding; I'll be passed out face down in the gutter in front of teh Airliner by 7:45 PM that night.

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    Maybe they'll break out new uniforms that night; lord knows they need them.

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    Quote Originally Posted by DesMoinesHawki View Post
    Glad it is back ... But too bad it is on a Friday night ... I come over for football games, but only for the day ... I think they will miss the boat a bit but kudos for the program as it continues to climb back ...
    No offense to the poster, but our fans are the most anal, glass-is-half-empty fanbase in the country.

    Who gives a rip? They're bringing some excitement back to Iowa Basketball.....giving the fans an early opportunity to get a glimpse of the team. And what do they get in return? "Friday night? That's high school football night!" "Friday night? I don't get into Iowa City for the football game until Saturday!" "Friday night? That's Lawrence Welk night!"

    Good night!

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    I don't think high school football will have a huge impact on attendance. It's not like all of the people going to HS football games would otherwise be at the B & G Blowout. The number of people in town for the football game will probably more than make up for it.

    Plus, I think having it on a weeknight would hurt attendance much more than having it on a HS football Friday.

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    Biggest drawback I see is that the Penn State football game the next day is a night game which means less fans will be coming in Friday night for that. That night game also explains why they're having it Friday night instead of Saturday night.

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    Re: BLACK AND GOLD BLOWOUT TO MAKE RETURN…ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

    Black & Gold Blowout Time, Ticket Info Announced - Iowa Official Athletic Site

    Can anyone tell me what they actually do at the Blowout?

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