Hawkeye fans have the opportunity to purchase some rare memorabilia. The University of Iowa is selling special jerseys identical to those worn by the 1939 Iowa Hawkeye football team. Joe Sulentic is a U-of-I business professor whose students are managing the sale of the jerseys. Sulentic says in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Kinnick Stadium they are offering the replica Jerseys. Nile Kinnick, who the stadium is named after, is the only Heisman trophy winner in Iowa and the jerseys are just like the ones Kinnick wore — only modified to meet NCAA 2004 regulations. The game against Kent State, September 4th, will be a special, “throwback” game where both teams will wear vintage-style uniforms. The Iowa uniforms to be worn in the game were also available to fans for $500 each but quickly sold out. Since many fans missed the opportunity to buy those uniforms, the university is now offering the retro jerseys. Sulentic says the jerseys are black with gold lettering. The numbers on the back are sewn on — not screen printed. Sulentic says the uniforms are made right here in Iowa and the sale of the jerseys has been coordinated by the university’s business students. Professor Sulentic says the sale will last at least through that September 4th, but he is not sure how long they will be sold. Sulentic doesn’t know how many replica jerseys will be made but the numbers will be limited — making the jerseys rare memorabilia. Fans can customize the jerseys — choosing their number and size. Purchase the jerseys by calling 1-866-35-hawks or on-line at www.heroeswanted.net/replica.htm.
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