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CONTACT: KIM WALL
General News
Iowa City IA 52242
phone(319) 335-2539; fax: (319) 335-2507

Release: Immediate

UI football team bowl buttons are on sale in retail stores across Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bowl buttons commemorating the University of Iowa football team's trip to the Sun Bowl are now on sale at retail stores across the state.

On Dec. 31 the Hawkeyes will meet the Arizona State University Sun Devils in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. The bowl game marks the Hawkeyes' 14th post-season appearance in 17 years.

The bowl button sells for $3.

UI artist Jerold Best, manager of the Audiovisual Center Graphics Unit and originator of the Official Bowl Button concept, is the designer of this year's official button. The 3 1/2-inch button features the words "Iowa Hawkeyes," illuminated by colored spotlights, attractions of the El Paso area, Herky, and the official Sun Bowl logo. The game date and opponent are also imprinted on the button.

A copy of the full color artwork is available by calling Kim Wall, Audiovisual Center Director at 1-800-369-IOWA. The button will be available Friday, Dec. 12 at the following locations:

For more information, contact 1-800-369-IOWA.

 Corning  Mason City  Primghar
 A.B. Turner & Son  Drug Town  Barama Drug
     
 Iowa City/Coralville  Cedar Rapids  Des Moines
 Iowa Book & Supply  Drug Towns  J.C. Penney
 IMU Bookstore  Eby's  at Valley West Mall
 Paul's Discount  J.C. Penney  
 Eby's    
 J.C. Penney    
 University Hospital Gift Shop  Davenport  
 Hawk Shop  J.C. Penney  

12/11/97