As tradition has it, every Friday morning prior to a home football Saturday, the Johnson County I-Club holds a breakfast featuring Iowa Football Head Coach, Kirk Ferentz. This breakfast is no ordinary breakfast. I can't imagine anywhere else a standing room only crowd would listen to a speaker at 7am along with a performance by the Iowa Marching Band, Cheerleaders and Dance Team, as well as the mascot, Herky parading around posing for pictures. That is what this past Friday brought in downtown Iowa City. The anxious fan base began appearing at 3:30am in order to secure seats in the front of the room.
Another tradition that began early this decade is the freshman class being introduced at the first one of the year. Above the freshman class were asked to perform the Hokey Pokey in conjunction with the anual Fry Fest celebration later that day.