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The Iowa Hawkeyes had a pretty good college football season in 2008. The team went 8-4 overall and 5-3 in Big Ten play, which was good for fifth place in the conference. The last three games of the season and the bowl game were the highlight of the year. The team upset the Penn State Nittany Lions when they were number three in the nation, beat Purdue, and demolished Minnesota 55-0 before meeting the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl. The Hawkeyes won easily 31-10.

Iowa comes into the 2009 college football season with pretty good preseason rankings. The ESPN Power Rankings and the USA Today Poll have them at number 22. Individual player wise the standouts are offensive linemen Bryan Bulaga and Kyle Calloway and linebacker Pat Angerer (great name for a linebacker). Team unit wise, the offensive line is supposed to be the best in the Big Ten.

The offense has a great offensive line, but the team has few weapons to make quarterback Ricky Stanzi any more than a game manager whose only real job is to eat up 30 minutes a game and not turn the ball over.

Luckily, this defense might be able to get the team good enough field position to give the kicker a chance to win most of their games. The team has all three linebackers returning and three members of the secondary returning. This was a team that already had a dominating defense last season, so the returning starters are a huge factor. The only issue on defense is the line. They lost Mitch King and Matt Kroul, both defensive tackles. The season may hinge on their replacements ability to stop the run.

Iowa Hawkeyes tickets are available at OnlineSeats. Check the ticket inventory for every game on the new college football schedule, the seating chart for Kinnick Stadium, and your bank account to see which amazing tickets you want for 2009.
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Apr 14 Fri 6:35 PM Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Hawks Field At Haymarket Park
Lincoln, NE
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Apr 15 Sat 2:05 PM Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Hawks Field At Haymarket Park
Lincoln, NE
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Apr 16 Sun 1:05 PM Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Hawks Field At Haymarket Park
Lincoln, NE
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Sep 1 Fri 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes Football Season Tickets (Includes Tickets To All Regular Season Home Games) Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Sep 2 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Wyoming Cowboys Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Sep 9 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Sep 16 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. North Texas Mean Green Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Sep 23 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Sep 30 Sat 3:30 AM Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Spartan Stadium - MI
East Lansing, MI
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Oct 7 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Oct 21 Sat 3:30 AM Northwestern Wildcats vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Ryan Field
Evanston, IL
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Oct 28 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Nov 4 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Nov 11 Sat 3:30 AM Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Camp Randall Stadium
Madison, WI
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Nov 18 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Purdue Boilermakers Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Nov 24 Fri 3:30 AM PARKING: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Memorial Stadium Parking Lots - NE
Lincoln, NE
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Nov 24 Fri 3:30 AM Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Memorial Stadium - NE
Lincoln, NE
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To the winner of the Iowa-Minnesota football game goes possession of a statue of a pig named "Floyd of Rosedale."

A bet in 1935 between Minnesota Governor Floyd B. Olson and Iowa Governor Clyde Herring gave birth to Floyd of Rosedale. Tensions between the two state universities had been running high and a wager was made in an effort to relieve the situation.

After Iowa lost the 1935 game, Herring presented Olson with Floyd of Rosedale, a full-blooded champion pig and a brother of BlueBoy from Will Rogers' movie "State Fair". Olson gave the pig to the University of Minnesota and commissioned St. Paul sculptor Charles Brioscho to capture Floyd's image.

The result is a bronze pig 21 inches long and 15 inches high. Floyd currently resides in Minneapolis as a result of Minnesota's 25-21 victory last season in Iowa City. Minnesota holds a 37-26-2 advantage in the series with Floyd of Rosedale on the line.

The winning university is entitled to keep the trophy until it loses the annual battle.

Herky and the Hawkeyes

The University of Iowa borrowed its athletic nickname from the state of Iowa many years ago.

The name Hawkeye was originally applied to a hero in a fictional novel, The Last of the Mohicans, written by James Fenimore Cooper. Author Cooper had the Delaware Indians bestow the name on a white scout who lived with them.

In 1838, 12 years after the book was published, people in the territory of Iowa acquired the nickname, chiefly through the efforts of Judge David Rorer of Burlington and James Edwards of Fort Madison.

Edwards, editor of the Fort Madison Patriot, moved his paper to Burlington in 1843 and renamed it the Burlington Hawk-Eye. The two men continued their campaign to popularize the name and territorial officials eventually gave it their formal approval.

The Hawkeye nickname gained a tangible symbol in 1948 when a cartoon character, later to be named Herky the Hawk, was hatched. The creator was Richard Spencer III, instructor of journalism.

The impish hawk was an immediate hit and he acquired a name through a statewide contest staged by the athletic department. John Franklin, a Belle Plaine alumnus, was the man who suggested Herky.

Since his birth over 40 years ago, Herky has symbolized Iowa athletics and epitomized University life. He even donned a military uniform during the Korean War and became the insignia of the 124th Fighter Squadron.

During the mid-1950s Herky came to life at a football game as the Iowa mascot. Since then Herky has been a familiar figure at Iowa athletic events.

Winner of In-State Battle Earns Cy-Hawk Trophy

When The University of Iowa resumed its football series with Iowa State in 1977, the Des Moines Athletic Club donated a trophy to be awarded to the winner of the annual in-state battle.

The Cy-Hawk Trophy features a football player in the classic running back pose, and also includes a likeness of both Herky the Hawkeye and Cy the Cardinal on the front of the trophy.