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Iowa appearing in third straight Jan. 1 game

11/23/2004 - Iowa Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa accepted an invitation to the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday, its third straight New Year's Day game.

The Hawkeyes will play the second-place finisher in the Southeastern Conference in the game in Orlando, Fla.

Iowa (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) earned the invitation after beating Wisconsin on Saturday to claim a share of the Big Ten Title for its second conference championship in three years. Coach Kirk Ferentz was rewarded Tuesday with a contract extension that will pay him a
base salary of $1.2 million.