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Iowa's "Wave" became one of college football's best traditions in 2017.

Iowa ‘Wave’ up for worldwide award as Sporting Moment of Year; where Hawkeyes stars rank in NFL mock drafts

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Iowa ‘Wave’ nominated for Best Sporting Moment of Year

After the first quarter of every Iowa football home game in 2017, everyone in Kinnick Stadium would turn toward the adjacent University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and wave to the children watching from the top floor of the hospital.

This quickly became one of the most beloved traditions in all of college football in 2017. As a result, the Laureus World Sports Awards announced Iowa’s “Wave” as one of the five candidates for the Best Sporting Moment of the Year Award. Read more about this nomination here.

In addition, Iowa football’s Twitter recently shared a video about the tradition. Here is the tweet.

Josey Jewell offers support for Iowa ‘Wave’

With Iowa’s “Wave” announced as a finalist for the Laureus award, former Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell supported the tradition on Twitter. Jewell called for all Hawkeyes to go vote for the “Wave” for the Best Sporting Moment of the Year Award. The winner will be announced in Monaco on Feb. 27. To vote, click here.

Where former Hawkeyes land in mock NFL drafts

Wondering which team is expected to take Jewell in the upcoming NFL draft? Or if Josh Jackson will be the first cornerback taken in the draft? Land of 10’s Scott Dochterman covered where each Hawkeyes player lands in several mock drafts and rankings in the Iowa Question of the Day.

Past recruiting misses don’t haunt Iowa football

Every program in college football will miss out on a big-time prospect at one point or another throughout the recruiting process. Iowa has missed out on several top recruits over the years, including Matt Ryan in 2003, Drew Brees in 1997 and David Johnson in 2010. However, despite how great these players turned out to be, Iowa does not dwell on these recruiting losses.

What kind of Iowa basketball fan are you?

There’s no denying Iowa basketball has had a rough season, as the Hawkeyes are 12-17 overall. In times like these, there are six different kinds of Iowa fans, according to a recent article by SB Nation. Click the link to see which kind of fan you are when the going gets tough.

Class of 2020 wideout has Iowa as one of his top options

Jonathan Mann, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound wide receiver from Minnesota, received a scholarship offer from Iowa in January. After the Class of 2020 prospect made his junior day visit last weekend, he named Iowa as one of his top choices going forward, according to the HawkeyeNation’s Rob Howe. To find out why Mann has Iowa high on his list, read Howe’s article here.

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