Iowa football: Hawkeye Wave makes Cy-Hawk debut

Dargan Southard
Hawk Central

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Cy-Hawk week can bring out the worst in both the Iowa and Iowa State fan bases, but the two sides united Saturday at the end of the first quarter.

For the first time since its inception last season, the Cyclones participated in the Hawkeye Wave at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa State players, coaches and fans all waved at the UI Children Hospital. The usual Iowa personnel, referees and others did the same.

Patients in the Stead Family Children's Hospital look out their windows during the Cy-Hawk NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

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The hospital’s top floor was jam-packed with children and their families, all of whom waved back at the stadium below. Two weeks into the 2018 season, it’s clear the Hawkeye Wave is a permanent Iowa City fixture.       

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.