Iowa Hawkeyes

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Iowa Hawkeyes
UniversityUniversity of Iowa
ConferenceBig Ten
NCAADivision I (FBS)
LocationIowa City, Iowa
Varsity teams24
Football stadiumKinnick Stadium
Basketball arenaCarver–Hawkeye Arena
Baseball stadiumDuane Banks Field
Other arenasBeckwith Boathouse
Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track
Iowa Field House
MascotHerky the Hawk
Fight song"Iowa Fight Song"
"On Iowa!"
"Roll Along Iowa"
"Hawkeye Victory Polka"
ColorsBlack and Gold[1]

The Iowa Hawkeyes are the athletics teams of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. The Hawkeyes have varsity teams in 24 sports. They have 11 teams for men and 13 for women. The teams are a part of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are members of the Big Ten Conference.

The term "Hawkeye" first appeared in the book The Last of the Mohicans. It was later used in its plural form to describe the people of Iowa.

Historically, Iowa has done well in wrestling. They have 34 team Big Ten championships and 23 team national championships. The Hawkeyes have also won national championships in three other sports. These are men's gymnastics, football and field hockey.[2][3][4] In basketball, Iowa has reached the Final Four four times. The men's team has done this three times and the women's team has done it once. The baseball team has reached the College World Series once, in 1972. Iowa's softball team has played in the Women's College World Series four times.

References[change | change source]

  1. Iowa Hawkeyes Visual Brand Standards – Iowa Basic Version (PDF). August 28, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  2. Iowa's First National Championship Iowa Men's Gymnastics. Retrieved on May 15, 2008.
  3. Grantland Rice Trophy winners Football Writer's Association of America. Retrieved on October 24, 2009.
  4. Iowa Field Hockey: 1986 NCAA Champion Big Ten Conference. Retrieved on May 15, 2008.