July 7, 2004
So what will happen to the uniforms worn by the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Throwback Game?
Some will be retained by the UI Athletic Department for permanent display at either the UI Athletics Hall of Fame or the Hayden Fry Football Complex.
The uniforms worn by the Iowa Hawkeyes and Kent State Golden Flashes in the Throwback Game will be available for purchase beginning at noon on July 7.
Others will be used as auction items at a variety of events like the annual Iowa Football FanFest and select special events sponsored by the National I-Club.
Others will be purchased by the student-athletes who actually wore them on game day.
Those that remain will be available for purchase beginning July 7 at a cost of $500. Fans interested in making a purchase of a complete set (helmet, jersey and pants) can visit the web site, www heroeswanted.net for details and to place an order. The site will go live at noon, July 7.
The UI Athletic Department has partnered with students and faculty of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business on the marketing of the Throwback Game uniforms.
The UI’s Entrepreneurial Program is ranked in the Top 25 nationally, Entrepreneur Magazine has ranked the University of Iowa in its “Second Tier” with such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Stanford, MIT and UCLA.
The following UI students have worked with faculty member Joseph Sulentic on the Throwback Game uniform project. Each have been enrolled in the class Entrepreneurship and New Business Formation and received a grade of “A.”
– Tim Rypma of Des Moines, is majoring in Economics
– Lora Baccam of Mt. Pleasant is majoring in Liberal Arts
– Cory Finley of Geneva, Ill. is majoring in Mechanical Engineering
– Diana Reed of Norwalk is majoring in Liberal Arts
Ms. Reed is the current “Golden Girl.”