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Hawkeyes adding logo to Kinnick Stadium field

Kinnick Stadium’s turf is getting a makeover ahead of the North end zone renovation following this season.

Most of the Iowa Hawkeyes fan base hasn’t seen the Tigerhawk logo at midfield of Kinnick Stadium in their lifetimes. That is going to change this season though, as Iowa announced that the logo is coming back.

The Tigerhawk logo will appear at midfield for the first time since the 1980 season. It’s all part of some cosmetic changes coming to Kinnick this season. According to the release from the school:

The Tigerhawk logo will be black with gold trim, and will face north to south between the 45-yardlines, so that television cameras will show the logo facing left to right. The Kinnick Stadium playing surface is being replaced this summer as part of the first phase of the Kinnick Edge project, which will see the entire north end zone stands replaced following the 2017 season.

It also means that the Tigerhawk logo will be gone from the North end zone, with just the world “IOWA” in the end zone now.

Fans will witness the new look of the turf when the Hawkeyes kick off the season on Sept. 2. Iowa plays host to an up and coming Wyoming program for an 11am CT kick to star the season.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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