The Hawkeyes and Herky

“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 [...]

The Tigerhawk

The legend of the Iowa Tigerhawk began in May of 1979. As part of a plan to reinvigorate the image of The University of Iowa football program, incoming head coach Hayden Fry announced that the [...]

ANF Logo

It was 1985 and Hayden Fry, the Hawkeyes head coach, was making good on his promise to the fans; deliver a winning football team. However, as bright as that year was for Hawkeye fans who [...]


FRYfest was created in 2009 as a collaborative effort between the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of Coralville, and the University of Iowa Athletics to kick-off the Hawkeye football season. The [...]

The Heroes Game

Some play for axes, little brown jugs and even a milk can. Others engage in “battles” and “holy wars.” Still more play for cups of a myriad of shapes and sizes and names. The football [...]