On top of the Iowa State-Iowa game, Iowa City's hosting a pair of dignitaries, one local and one national, this weekend:
An annual pep rally and celebration for Hawkeye fans known as FryFest, named for beloved former Iowa coach Hayden Fry, is expected to draw 20,000 or more people to neighboring Coralville on Friday, even while Obama's rally happens a few miles away.
As Obama speaks, the 83-year-old Fry, who is a proud conservative, is expected to take the stage to energize his crowd. After the Hawkeye rally, thousands are expected to attend a concert by country star Sara Evans.
And country star Sara Evans.