Welcome to the wonderful world of Herky the Hawk, famed mascot of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Herky came into existence in October 1948 as a drawing created by Dick Spencer and has been present at the university ever since. Herky first patroled the sidelines of a football game in 1959, however that stint was short lived. It wasn't until 1962 that Herky came to stay. Check out some pictures of Herky and some web links to some of Herky's friends.