teenage girl wearing hawkeye jersey

Hedrick girl, 16, to serve as honorary Kid Captain for Heroes Game

Reagen Kopsieker is a spunky, spirited 16-year-old who loves to spend her time shopping and on social media, a sharp contrast to the days after her birth, when her parents worried she wouldn’t live to see her first birthday.

UI tightens security policies ahead of Purdue home football game

The UI Department of Athletics and UI Police ask that fans arrive early and come to the game prepared for a more extensive screening process modeled after the National Football League, which places restrictions on purses and handbags.
Beau Atkinson Kid Captain

Central City boy, 13, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Purdue Nov. 21

Unusual bruising as a toddler led to diagnosis of hemophilia
Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally because it lacks certain crucial proteins. Beau Atkinson would bleed internally rather than externally, which led to bruising. Making matters worse, Beau received the most severe hemophilia diagnosis.
wrestlers competing in outdoor match

Record crowd had UI wrestlers' backs

More than 42,000 spectators saw Hawks defeat Okie State in Kinnick
A new gang in black and gold found success on the football field Nov. 14. The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated top-ranked Oklahoma State University, 18–16, in the Grapple on the Gridiron, Nov. 14, in front of 42,287 fans, the largest dual crowd in NCAA history.
floyd of rosedale, a statue of a pig

Meeting Floyd, in the pigskin

President Emeritus Sandy Boyd remembers his boyhood meeting with Floyd of Rosedale, the actual pig
The Iowa Hawkeyes will host the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Nov. 14, marking the 80th anniversary of the first game the two schools fought over the now-legendary pig, Floyd of Rosedale. UI President Emeritus Sandy Boyd remembers the day.
Two parents are honored on the field at Kinnick Stadium

Mom and Dad of the Year recognized during Family Weekend

Husband-and-wife team nominated by their daughter
A husband-and-wife team was the center of attention Oct. 31 at the Family Weekend game-day breakfast and at halftime during the Hawkeye football game, when they were honored as the University of Iowa’s Mom and Dad of the Year.
students cleaning up football stadium seats

Here comes the broom

Coordinated effort gets Kinnick clean and helps divert waste from landfills
Cleaning up after 70,000 fans is no easy task. Thankfully, there is a team ready to tackle the job after each home game at Kinnick Stadium, and these efforts help divert a substantial amount of waste from the landfill.
UI REACH Program alumnus Jon Teig  holds a bobble head of himself created by Scheels

KGAN UI REACH alumnus, Jon Teig, knocks life out of the park

Jon Teig, or Jon-Jon, as many call him, hasn't let having autism stop him from succeeding. An alumnus of the UI REACH Program, he has been the Cedar Rapids Kernels batboy for more than 10 years and works at Scheels, where he has his own bobblehead sponsored by the company.