Put your tiger hawk where your mouth is

    The Old Capitol is a landmark at the University of Iowa and part of the official university logo. (Photo courtesy of the University of Iowa)

    The University of Iowa is seeking bids from companies that can produce 10,000 face masks and neck coverings with the logos and colors of the school, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported.

    The tiger hawk is the logo for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes sports teams. (Photo courtesy of the University of Iowa)

    Among the possibilities is using the familiar tiger hawk logo, created during Hayden Fry’s reign as football coach for the Hawkeyes. If you’re a Hawk fan, it’s the gold standard for team logos. If you follow the Cyclones, it is Fred Flintstone rotated counterclockwise 90 degrees to a face down position.

    The University of Iowa’s school logo features a stylized outline of the Old Capitol.

    All three Iowa public universities are trying to come up with plans for in-person classes in the fall. UI decided to go for style points, too.

    Perry Beeman
    Senior reporter Perry Beeman has nearly 40 years of experience in Iowa journalism and has won national awards for environmental and business writing. He has written for The Des Moines Register and the Business Record, where he also served as managing editor. He also is former editorial director of Grinnell College. He co-authored the recently published book, "The $80 Billion Gamble," which details the lottery-rigging case of Eddie Tipton.