Iowa Football Advances to Late 20th Century

By D.J. Byrnes on June 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm
Hawkeyes get a field logo

Despite Ohio State playing in Kinnick Stadium in 2017, most Buckeye fans probably couldn't tell you what was "new" about the field in the photo above. I know I couldn't. (The stripes? IDK.)

Turns out, the Hawkeyes joined the 1990s Monday when it unveiled a new logo at the 50-yard line.


Kinnick Stadium -- then Iowa Stadium -- opened in 1929.  For 87 years, to the best of our knowledge, the turf at midfield has been bare.  No logos.  No text.  Nothing but green grass, whether real or fake, and white lines of paint.

That streak ends on September 2, because after literally a lifetime of complaints from fans, IOWA IS PUTTING A TIGER HAWK AT MIDFIELD.

Sounds like jubilant times for Hawkeye fans.

Ohio State plays Iowa Nov. 4.

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