Monday, November 23, 2015

Black Friday: Three Citizen Heroes will be honored during the Iowa vs Nebraska @ Lincoln game

The 2015 Iowa Hawkeyes hit the road, after finishing at home 7-0. The Hawkeyes
are 4-0 this season on the road, in search for their fourth annual trophy game win
at Nebraska in the Heroes Game. Iowa entered the season 0-4 in trophy games.

Iowa City, IA -- Iowa closes the regular season Friday at Nebraska (2:30 p.m., ABC), in the annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game. The Hawkeyes will seek to finish an undefeated regular season for the fifth time in school history, as they are 11-0 overall, 7-0 in the B1G West. The Cornhuskers are 5-6, 3-4 in the B1G West seeking to get their 6th win and bowl eligible for the eighth straight year.

"It's a short week of preparation, and I think our guys will be ready," said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. "We have a lot to play for. We didn't play very clean in this game last year, and it didn't turn out well. Our No. 1 goal will be to play a clean game, play hard, and play our best game of the year on national television."

Each Tuesday, the Iowa players and head coach meet with the media before each Hawkeye Football game.

The Big Ten Network (BTN) will air a 30-minute preview show at various times throughout the week to preview Friday’s football game featuring the No. 3 Iowa Hawkeyes visiting Nebraska. Kickoff is 2:36 p.m. CST on ABC on Friday from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

The show will debut at 10:30 p.m. CST, on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Additional air times include Wednesday (9 a.m. CST), Thursday (12:30 a.m. CST, 10 a.m. CST, 6 p.m. CST, 8:30 p.m. CST) and Friday (2 p.m. CST), just before kickoff from Lincoln.

The show will be hosted by Dave Revsine, with Chuck Long and Matt Davison. The show will examine the last four matchups of the series since the Hy-Vee Heroes Game was first played in 2011. Davison, a former Husker player, and Long, a former Iowa quarterback, who lead Iowa to their last outright Big Ten Championship in 1985. They will discuss their memories of the games played against each school and what the game means to them. The show will also preview this year’s matchup that has bowl implications for each school.

Trooper Tracy Bohlen of Waukee and Nurse Jane McCurdy of Ankeny will be
recognized as Iowa’s 2015 “citizen heroes” during halftime of the Hy-Vee Heroes
Game on Friday when the University of Iowa takes on Nebraska at Memorial
Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Kassee Jones of Bennington, NE is the third hero.
In addition to the preview of the football game, the BTN special will also feature the Citizen Hero for each university. The citizen heroes are an Iowa State Trooper, a nurse and a lifeguard to be Recognized as Hy-Vee Heroes.

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