Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Iowa-Iowa State Cy-Hawk Trophy Gets Shucked, Back To The Drawing Board

Well, that thankfully didn't take long.

After massive outrage by football fans in the state of Iowa, officials have scrapped the new Cy-Hawk trophy that was unveiled last Friday.

The trophy, depicting a farming family of four gathered around a bucket of corn, will be sent back for a do-over.

“The first trophy missed the mark,” said Craig Floss, chief  executive officer  for Iowa Corn, one of the co-sponsors for the trophy.  “We appreciate all who spouted off. We  want this to be people’s trophy but it wasn’t all that pleasant.”
The People's Trophy, indeed.  This next time around, the public will be given the chance to vote for the new trophy after they are presented with a few, hopefully more relevant, options.  The new trophy won't be ready for the rivalry game between Iowa and Iowa State on September 10, so an interim trophy will be present.

No doubt the new trophy will have some sort of corn theme, as the trophy itself is sponsored by Iowa Corn Promotion Board, the Iowa Corn Growers Association, and Learfield Sports.

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