Hawkeyes will participate in their third straight New Year's Day game.

Nov. 23, 2004


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - 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.