For generations of Hawkeyes, college football has brought us together. From tailgating along Melrose Avenue, to belting out the Iowa Fight Song alongside the Hawkeye Marching Band, to dancing to the Hawkeye Victory Polka, there’s nothing like fall Saturdays at Kinnick Stadium.
To celebrate the Iowa football program’s storied tradition, Iowa Magazine has put together a collection of lists of Iowa icons. While by no means definitive—after all, we're dealing with more than a century of Iowa football history—here's a look back at just a few of the unforgettable players, heart-stopping finishes, and time-honored traditions that make us proud to call ourselves Hawkeyes.
Revisit a few of Iowa's most historic wins, with videos of unforgettable Hawkeye moments ranging from a Kinnick drop-kick to the Capital Catch.
ESPN named the Iowa Wave as one of the nation's best college football traditions. See what else made our list of favorite Iowa City football rituals.
Celebrate the traits that have endeared coach Kirk Ferentz to fans in his 23 seasons as head coach at Iowa.
Look back at some of the greatest seasons in Iowa football history, including six that culminated at the Rose Bowl.
Kirk Ferentz and Hayden Fry are the latest in a series of legendary coaches who led the Hawkeyes to gridiron glory.
From a future U.S. president to a former Hawkeye quarterback, here are a few notable announcers who have called games for Iowa.
The College Football Hall of Fame honors the best of the best. Learn which Iowa stars made the cut.
See how Iowa has fared against Iowa State and a few of its other greatest Midwestern rivals on the gridiron.