CyHawk Game Brings Reports of “Inappropriate Actions”
The longstanding in-state football rivalry between Iowa and Iowa State (CyHawk) had its latest installment in Ames on Saturday, with Iowa topping ISU, 6.5 hours after kickoff, 18-17. It was an exciting game after two weather delays disrupted things.
As frustrated as fans at home were by the delays, folks in the stadium must have been getting restless too, as new allegations are surfacing of "inappropriate actions".
University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta was vague in the details in issuing a statement, saying
University of Iowa Athletics has been made aware of inappropriate actions made toward student members and staff of the Hawkeye Marching Band while attending the Iowa State football game Sept. 14. We have contacted Iowa State Athletics administration and are working to gather additional information.
Running, or "storming" on to the field took place during weather delays, which took security intervention to disperse. Booing reportedly occurred towards not only the Iowa football team (and probably toward the ISU team too, because that's normal) but the Hawkeye marching band (that's not normal), during their entrance at the start of the game. There's no way that's all this is about.
Whatever happened is apparently something deemed worth "looking into" and will soon come to light. We will keep you updated when it does.