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Iowa Football presented by the HawkPit

This page is dedicated to the unstoppable force known as the Iowa Hawkeye Football team lead by the god of all gods kirk ferentz himself. please enjoy and GO HAWKS!

The Man The Myth The Legend

Under the direction of Ferentz and his staff, the Iowa football program has enjoyed its greatest success ever. Over the past three seasons, iowa has compiled a 31-7 record, winning at least 10 games each season and sharing the Big Ten title in 2002 and 2004. The Hawkeyes were 11-2 in 2002, 10-3 in 2003 and 10-2 a year ago. Iowa's 20 Big Ten victories are also the most for an Iowa team in any three year span.

The Hawkeyes have appeared in four straight bowl games, winning three of the four. Iowa concluded each of the last three seasons playing in Florida in January, a first in the history of the program.

Coach Ferentz has been rumored to be heading to the NFL for the past few seasons. However it seems as though coach Ferentz originally from pennslyvania has grown to love the people Iowa and our way of life.

Kinnick stadium on a fall saturday is the greatest place in the world.

Kinnick Stadium opened in 1929 and holds 70,585 people. It is named after Nile Kinnick, the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner and the only Heisman winner in school history who died in World War II. It was named Iowa Stadium until 1972, when longtime lobbying by Cedar Rapids Gazette sportswriter Gus Schrader successfully convinced the UI athletic board to change the name.

The stadium is currently undergoing a $90 million renovation, which will include new locker rooms for both the Hawkeyes and the visiting team, a new scoreboard with a new sound system, a complete replacement of the south end zone bleachers, and a new pressbox. The stadium also underwent major renovations in 1956 (expanded from 53,000 seats to 61,160), 1983 (when it was expanded from 61,160 seats to 67,700) and 1990 (when it was expanded to 70,397).

Kinnick Stadium is well-known for its pink visitors' locker rooms, a tradition started by former Iowa coach Hayden Fry. Fry had been a psychology major at Baylor University and remained interested in the subject. Believing that pink tends to supress aggressive and hostile behavior, Fry had the visiting locker rooms decorated completely in pink. The pink locker room tradition has been continued with the newly renovated locker rooms, which include everything from pink urinals to pink lockers. Controversy flared during the 2005 season when a visiting law professor, along with other university faculty and students protested the pink coloration as demeaning to women and homosexuals.

Kinnick stadium on a fall saturday is the greatest place in the world.

My all time favorite Hawkeye. He currently plays for the New England Patriots. Born and raised in Iowa Tim has become one of the poster boys for Iowa intensity and hardwork.