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New Cy-Hawk trophy unveiled

Posted on 02. May, 2012 by in Iowa Football


The new Cy-Hawk Trophy that will make its debut at the Iowa/Iowa State football game at Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 8, 2012. (Source: Iowa Corn)

By Brendan Stiles

A new design for the Cy-Hawk Trophy was released this week by Iowa Corn following a 17-day voting period where Iowa and Iowa State fans could vote for one of three possible looks to the prize given to the winner of the annual football game.

After playing for a temporary trophy last September in Ames (a game Iowa State won 44-41 in triple overtime), the Hawkeyes and Cyclones will now play for a trophy that features a football, corn stalks and both schools’ mascots. The bottom part of the trophy shows both logos as well as engraved scores from past Iowa-Iowa State football games, much like the original trophy used up until 2010.

This all came about after a new design initially revealed last year by Iowa Corn (who became the new sponsor of the Cy-Hawk Series in 2011) received widespread negative publicity to the point that it was immediately replaced by the temporary trophy used last season.

The new trophy will make its debut on Sept. 8 at Kinnick Stadium when Iowa plays Iowa State in what is the Hawkeyes’ home opener for the 2012 season.


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