The 9th annual FRYfest will take place on FRYday, September 1, 2017. Below is the 2017 event lineup. All events listed take place at 300 E 9th Street in Coralville, Iowa. 

2017 Schedule of Events*

9:00am – 2:00pm – FRYfest Blood Drive, organized by the UI DeGowin Blood Center
10:00am – 3:00pm – Hawkeye Collector’s Showcase, presented by Concept by Iowa Hearing
10:00am – 8:00pm – World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow

10:30am: 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Panel Discussion
11:15am: 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Autograph Session
12:00pm: I-Club Luncheon with Coach Ferentz (separate ballroom)
1:00pm: Hawkeye Fashion Show/Product Showcase
2:30pm: Men’s Basketball Alumni Panel Discussion
3:30pm: Men’s Basketball Alumni Autograph Session
4:30pm: Ultimate Hawkeye Trivia Challenge
4:30pm: Women’s Basketball Alumni Panel Discussion
5:15pm: Women’s Basketball Alumni Autograph Session


2:00pm: FRYfest Bags Tournament Opens, presented by Northwestern Mutual
4:00pm – High Porch Block Party Opens, presented by Northwestern Mutual
6:00pm – The Pork Tornadoes, presented by Brown Deer Place on the High Porch Block Party Stage
7:00pm – Pep Rally, presented by The Eastern Iowa Airport on the Tigerhawk Stage
8:00pm – Arch Allies, presented by Brown Deer Place on the High Porch Block Party Stage
10:00pm – Fireworks

Note: Autographs will be limited to one per person.  Free autograph sheets will be available for all fans.  Fans are discouraged from bringing additional items to be autographed. Photographs will not be permitted.

2017 Panel Guests*

1980 Men’s Basketball Alumni Panel: Bobby Hansen, Mike Henry, Ronnie Lester, Steve Waite, and Assistant Coach Tony McAndrews

Women’s Basketball Alumni Panel: Cathy Marx (1993), Coach Linda Myers (1993), Nicole Smith (2015), Kathryn Reynolds (2015), Ally Disterhoft (2015), Coach Lisa Bluder, and Assistant Coach Jan Jensen

*Subject to change

2017 Hall of Fame Class – Induction Ceremony & Reception

The University of Iowa Athletics Department and National Iowa Varsity Club hosts the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception inside the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 — the night prior to the Iowa football season opener against Wyoming and the same day as the annual FRY fest. The induction ceremony and reception is open to the public.

Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Tom Dunn  (men’s gymnastics coach)
Kris (Fillat) Buchanan  (field hockey)
Robert Gallery  (football)      
Marty Kistler  (wrestling)
Toni (Neykova) Bickford  (women’s tennis)
Barb (Willis) Randall  (volleyball)
Andre Woolridge  (men’s basketball)
UI Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Location: Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Friday, September 1, 2017
4:30 pm Doors Open – Coral Ballroom D/E
5:00 pm Cocktail and Heavy hors d’ oeuvres Reception – Coral Ballroom D/E
6:15 pm Seating
6:30 pm Induction Ceremony Program
8:30 pm Post-event Dessert Reception with Class of 2017 HoF Inductees

  • Dress is business standard
  • Parking available in Marriott Parking Ramp 

The induction ceremony and reception is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased online at, over the phone at 800-IA-HAWKS, or at the UI Athletics Ticket Office inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. For more information, please call the Varsity Club office at (319) 335-9438.