A college sports game gives fans the chance to root for exciting young competitors who are not yet corrupted by agents, inflated salaries, and high-tops overflowing with caviar. Witness sports in their purest form with this GrouponLive deal to see the University of Iowa basketball teams take the court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Choose from Four Options
$12 for a men’s and women’s basketball package (a $24 total value)
- One general-admission ticket to the men’s basketball game against Coppin State on Saturday, December 22, at noon. (a $14 value)
- One general-admission ticket to the women’s basketball game against Michigan on Sunday, January 6, at noon. (a $10 value)<p>
$5 for one general-admission ticket to one of the following women’s basketball games (a $10 value):
$9 for a women’s basketball game and postgame-shot package (an $18 total value)
- One general-admission ticket for the game against Purdue on Sunday, January 20, at 3 p.m. (a $10 value)
- Take an on-court shot after the game (an $8 value)<p>
For all games, doors open 90 minutes before tipoff.<p>
The Scouting Report
In her 13th season as head coach at Iowa, Lisa Bluder leads the Hawkeyes’ women’s team as they pursue their 12th postseason appearance in 13 years. Senior center Morgan Johnson enters her final season hot off a junior campaign in which she set a school record for blocks and posted double-digit points in 24 of 31 games. The first 500 fans in attendance on January 6 receive free trading cards, which the players can sign or bend all out of shape themselves during postgame autograph sessions.
On December 22, the Hawkeyes’ men’s team looks to snuff out the Coppin State Eagles under the guidance of third-year head coach Fran McCaffery. The current roster includes junior forward Melsahn Basabe, who in early 2011 became the first Big Ten player in more than 15 years to achieve at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks in a single game.
The women’s and men’s showdowns take place in the newly renovated Carver-Hawkeye Arena, one of the largest university-owned facilities in the country. A competitive boon for its home teams, the arena has granted the basketball teams a lifetime 78% winning percentage and enough room to build a Gatorade wave pool.
University of Iowa Athletics
The University of Iowa Athletics program spans more than a century of tradition, including a venerated football team founded in 1889 as well as prodigiously successful wrestling and basketball programs. Consistently ranked among the top 25 college stadiums in the nation for attendance, Kinnick Stadium regularly houses more than 70,000 spectators in its stands during home football games. The venue takes its name from Iowa football legend Nile Kinnick, who in 1939 commemorated his Heisman Trophy win by painting himself bronze and dashing across the field.
Since the inauguration of Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 1983, the men's and women's basketball teams have posted .777 winning percentages. One of the largest university-owned facilities in the nation, Carver-Hawkeye packs in more than 15,000 fans for events that have included Big Ten and NCAA Championships as well as an exhibition match featuring the 1984 Olympic men's basketball team. The stadium also hosts the wrestling team, which boasts 18 undefeated seasons and a trophy case of retired mouth guards in its storied history.