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Release: Aug. 28, 2001

Hawk's Nest Seating Signup Is Sept. 7

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) will host the second annual Hawk's Nest Seating Signups Saturday, Sept. 7 at a surprise location.

The location will be announced at noon, Sept. 6, on radio station Z102.9, by e-mail, and on www.iowalum.com/hawksnest. That morning, the Hawk's Nest committee and Coach Alford will appear on the Schulte and Swann Show on Z102.9 at 8 a.m. Players, coaches, and cheerleaders are slated to make appearances Saturday morning.

The Hawk's Nest is the student spirit section that roots for the Hawkeyes at home games in Carver Hawkeye Arena. The Hawk's Nest is in its fourth year of existence and is one of the largest student-run spirit sections in college basketball. The UIAA sponsors the Hawk's Nest, which is run by eight members of the S.T.A.T. Ambassadors

"The Hawks Nest wants to make the seating event something that basketball fans look forward to since basketball season is still a couple months away, " said Pete Nelson, seating sign-up co-coordinator.

Last year's event had eager fans camping outside the Fieldhouse three days in advance for the best seats in the Nest.

"This year's members are true diehards as tickets were sold before school started," added Kelly Robbins, Head Hawk of the Hawk's Nest.

For more information, contact the UIAA at (319) 335-3294 or see the Hawk's Nest web page for more details: http://www.iowalum.com/hawksnest/.