Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Iowa-Iowa State Football Game Sept. 16 In Iowa City Will Start at 11:05 a.m. and Be Televised By ESPN; Hawkeyes' Game Against Montana On ESPNU

The Iowa-Iowa State football game Sept. 16 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City will be televised by ESPN, starting at 11:05 a.m.

The Hawkeyes' season opener Sept. 2 against Montana will televised by ESPNU, also starting at 11:05 a.m.

Iowa enters the 2006 season with a streak of 52 straight games being televised. Iowa’s first three games and four of the first five have already been announced for television this fall.

In addition to Hawkeye games against Montana and Iowa State, the Sept. 9 game at Syracuse will be on ABC and the Sept. 30 home game against Ohio State will be on either ABC or ESPN. The Syracuse game will kick off at 2:35 p.m., and the Ohio State game at 7:05 p.m.

Although not picked for TV yet, Iowa’s homecoming game against Purdue on Oct. 7 is set for an 11:05 a.m. kickoff.

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University of Iowa alumnus Terry Mulligan, a Hawkeye football letterwinner, and Susan Mulligan have given $125,000 to the University of Iowa Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship for the Iowa football team.

The Terry and Susan Mulligan Football Scholarship will enable a deserving student-athlete to attend the university each year, with preference given to business majors.

Athletic director Bob Bowlsby said the Mulligans’ gift is a demonstration of the lifelong loyalty of Iowa student-athletes.

“When Terry Mulligan wore the Hawkeye uniform in the 1960s, he gave his all to his team and his university,” Bowlsby said. “With this gift, in addition to Terry’s other extensive service as an alumnus, he and Susan have shown that their commitment to their alma mater is as strong as ever. We are extremely grateful for the Mulligans’ generosity.”

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz echoed Bowlsby’s comments.

“Terry and Susan’s faith in our program will benefit Hawkeye student-athletes for generations,” Ferentz said. “The Mulligan Scholarship will help the UI stay competitive with the nation’s top programs.”

The Mulligans live in Bonita Springs, Fla., and Lake Forest, Ill. Susan Mulligan earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Iowa in 1967. Terry Mulligan, who retired in 1996 as group vice president of medical-supplies company Baxter International, earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from the university in 1968. He is now vice chairman of MedAssets, a company providing services to healthcare providers worldwide.