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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. […]

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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.” […]

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