Iowa City cleans up after flooding rains and high winds (and turf bubbles at Kinnick)

Iowa City residents were cleaning up storm debris on Wednesday following severe weather that knocked out power to 5,000 businesses and homes, and caused flash-flooding in some areas. According to the National Weather Service, the storm brought winds in excess of 60 miles per hour, and spawned three tornadoes elsewhere in eastern Iowa. The field […]

Read More…

Behind the Scenes at Kinnick: ‘One of the teams within the team’

If you were a high school football player in Iowa, there is a good chance that you grew up dreaming of becoming a Hawkeye, wearing the black and gold and playing in historic Kinnick Stadium. But behind those players on the field is a team working to make sure everything from the game day video board to the Twitter account and the plays on the field run as smoothly as possible. […]

Read More…

Photos: Northwestern upsets Iowa during Homecoming game

Hawkeye Football, Homecoming, Zak Neumann

The University of Iowa celebrated its homecoming last week, and the Hawkeye football team faced the Northwestern Wildcats at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes trailed the Wildcats for most of the first half, but took the lead on a pass to Riley McCarron just before halftime. The Hawkeyes then extended their lead to 24-17 with a Keith […]

Read More…

Photos: Back Porch Revival brings country music to Kinnick Stadium

Last night the home of Hawkeyes football was inundated with country music fans from across the state for an all-day party. An estimated fifty thousand people made their way to Kinnick Stadium for the Back Porch Revival. The first-ever concert to be held at the stadium featured country acts David Ray, Morgan Frazier, Big & Rich, […]

Read More…

Blake Shelton to headline Back Porch Revival concert at Kinnick Stadium

The Back Porch Revival Kinnick Stadium — Saturday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. Can the University of Iowa’s 87-year-old Kinnick Stadium go beyond sporting events to become a concert venue? We’re about to find out on Aug. 27, when the Back Porch Revival will take over the arena for a seven-hour-long country music concert, starring […]

Read More…

Join the Million Robot March

In 1979, University of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry had the visiting team’s locker room walls painted pink. Fry said he did it because “pink is often found in girls’ bedrooms, and because of that some consider it a sissy color.” In 2005, UI doubled down by adding pink urinals, showers, floors and lockers. Many Hawkeye fans find it funny, while others see it as a leftover from a time when coaches motivated players by calling them “homo,” “girl” and in Fry’s own words, “sissy.” […]

Read More…