Sportsmanship at Its Finest

Iowa football kicks off tomorrow when the Hawkeyes host the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in historic Kinnick Stadium. With the long-anticipated return of college football, now is a good time to remind ourselves of what lies at the heart of collegiate athletics—the opportunity for student-athletes to excel not only in sports, but also in academics, and to use their time in college to develop into responsible and globally-conscious citizens. Earlier this summer, Michigan State University quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke on behalf of the Big Ten football players at the conference’s Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp15N9BbYgY to hear Cousins’ eloquent speech (and hear him mention the time he spent as a small boy running around his backyard wearing a No. 6 Tim Dwight jersey).

If you’re headed to Kinnick tomorrow, be loud and be proud—and, most importantly, be respectful. If you follow the Hawks on the road this year, be sure to stop by our Hawkeye Huddles (visit the UI Alumni Association’s online calendar at wordpress.iowalum.com/calendar for details) prior to the game. And, if you haven’t already done so, complete the form at wordpress.iowalum.com/athletictours/uiaaform to be sure you’ll stay up-to-date on the UI’s official post-season bowl trip.

On, Iowa! Go, Hawks!

Susan Griffith
Director of Alumni Programs

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