Iowans play it safe with new CyHawk Trophy


April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The reaction last summer to a proposed trophy for the Iowa-Iowa State football game depicting a farm family huddled around a bushel of corn was so negative that officials let the fans pick a design to replace it. The folks in Iowa have spoken. After the last trophy debacle, they’ve chosen to play it safe. Barring a major late rally, the winner of an online vote that ends Monday just before midnight depicts the teams’ mascots, Cy for the Cyclones and Herky for the Hawkeyes, standing under a football and in front of corn.

CyHawk Trophy - Mascot Version

As it stands now, the vote count is approaching 10,000 and the leading design is the mascot version. 

For those last minute voters, a couple lucky ones today (Monday) will receive- “I Rocked the Cy-Hawk Trophy Vote” t-shirts. When the voting closes, the winning trophy design will officially be announced and the final version will be on the sidelines on Saturday, Sept. 8th in Iowa City, when the Cyclones and Hawkeyes meet in this year’s kickoff event to the 2012-13 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. 

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