Iowa officials unveiled plans to place a Tigerhawk on the playing surface for the upcoming season. It will be the first time Kinnick Stadium has featured a midfield logo since the 1980 season.
The Tigerhawk was developed by former football coach Hayden Fry and has served as the national brand logo for the Hawkeyes since 1979. It will debut on September 2nd when Iowa opens the 2017 season against Wyoming.
With the Tigerhawk at midfield, the north end zone will now feature the familiar IOWA spelled out without the Tigerhawk logo. The south end zone will continue to display “Hawkeyes” and will not change. The end zone surface will remain black, with the lettering in each end zone in gold.