Capital Clicks

Put your tiger hawk where your mouth is

By: - May 21, 2020 10:31 am

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.

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