Iowa decided this offseason that it was time for a change at the heart of Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes opted to paint their Tigerhawk logo at the 50-yard line.
On Thursday, Iowa placed a logo at midfield for the first time in 37 years. The Hawkeyes showed the painting of the logo and the numbers at Kinnick Stadium on a live stream.
The Tigerhawk logo will see its first game action in 2017 when Iowa hosts Wyoming on Sept. 2.
“The passion for the Tigerhawk is amazing. Wherever you go in the state, across the country, or throughout the world, when you wear the logo on your shirt, a friendly ‘GO HAWKS’ shout is inevitable,” Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said in a statement.
“The current Kinnick Stadium renovation provided an opportunity to add the Tigerhawk to the field. It will provide another great touch to an already iconic stadium.”