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Social-media reveal set for Iowa's 'Blackout' uniforms

Chad Leistikow
cleistik@dmreg.com
Kirk Ferentz is shown on the sidelines during the 2013 "Blackout" game against Michigan.

In late August the University of Iowa sent out a partial peek at the "Blackout" uniforms its football team would wear for the Nov. 14 game vs. Minnesota.

It looks like fans will have to be patient for just a little while longer.

On Monday, the Hawkeye football Twitter account said it would reveal the Nike-produced alternative jerseys in the weekly "hit film" on social media at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. That's 2½ hours before the 7 p.m., BTN-televised kickoff between the 9-0 Hawkeyes and 4-5 Golden Gophers.

In the summer preview, a university-produced video showed a black pant leg with a gold tiger-hawk on the upper thigh and black tops with “IOWA” embroidered in gold across the chest. The Hawkeyes' traditional home garb is black tops, gold pants.

“It’s just one of those things that came about,” head coach Kirk Ferentz said in August. “It’s a new era, right? New millennium and all that stuff.”

He added: “It’s amazing to me what interests people.”

Saturday's game at Kinnick Stadium is a sellout, and fans are asked to wear black attire.

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