The home opener with Eastern Illinois meant football was back in Iowa City. A top ten team stirred much excitement for those in black and (mainly) gold on Saturday. Excitement hasn't been this high for the start of an Iowa Football season for quite some time. This Saturday was signified as the "Be Bold Wear Gold" game encouraging everyone to show up in their best Gold shirt.
The first game also brought back many familiar faces who once walked the Iowa sidelines.
Every Iowa game is televised thanks to the the contracts set up by the Big Ten Conference. If the game isn't on one of the ESPN family of networks, it will be seen on the Big Ten Network. Calling the game Saturday was Tom Hart and former Hawkeye lineman, Anthony Herron, the network's number two broadcast team.
And what would Fry Fest be without the man it was named after. Here former head coach, Hayden Fry takes time for a picture with Erick Tjarks and Michael Witt from the Video Staff of the Iowa Football team.
Sitting in the Learfield Booth was Matt Sherman. Sherman was the starting quarterback of the Hawkeyes in the mid-90s. He currently works for Learfield in Minneapolis where he keeps an eye on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Above he is joined by former Iowa Offensive Coordinator, Don Patterson who was in town as part of the 1985 reunion. That team made its way to #1 in the nation and later lost to UCLA in the '86 Rose Bowl.
new tailgating policies were in effect for Iowa Football 2010. Those policies affected everyone in University lots.