Iowa announces 10-stop Hawkeye State Tour

Mark Emmert

Iowa Hawkeye fans can mingle with coaches and athletes in 10 stops across the state this spring.

The university announced the days and locations for its Hawkeye State Tour on Tuesday. The tour, hosted by the I-Club, has been a 40-year tradition.

Each stop features a panel of select coaches including Kirk Ferentz (football), Fran McCaffery (men's basketball), Lisa Bluder (women's basketball) and Tom Brands (wrestling).

Kirk Ferentz and other prominent Iowa coaches will mingle with fans again this spring as part of the Hawkeye State tour.

In addition, athletes, assistant coaches, Herky the Hawk and radio voice of the Hawkeyes Gary Dolphin make appearances.

The tour begins April 25 in Des Moines and features the following additional stops:

  • May 1: Boone
  • May 2: Fort Dodge
  • May 3: Carroll, Manchester
  • May 4: Council Bluffs/Omaha
  • May 11: Ottumwa
  • May 15: Waterloo
  • May 17: Clinton
  • TBA: Cedar Rapids

Tour stops will include a coaches’ panel, photo opportunities, access to coaches and athletes, door prizes and more. For additional information about the tour and to register for a location near you, visit For more information on the I-Club, visit The I-Club is the University of Iowa’s annual fundraising program for intercollegiate athletics. Annual gifts of $50 or more support Hawkeye athletics and qualify for I-Club membership.