Fans Encouraged To Wear Black To Iowa's Final Home Meet

Feb. 27, 2007

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team will host its final home meet of the 2007 season, March 4th, against Iowa State. Fans are encouraged to wear black to the event in order to “blackout” the Cyclones.

The meet against Iowa State will be part of the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. Iowa currently leads the third annual Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series 11-4 with only three events remaining. Iowa was victorious in women’s soccer (1-0, OT), football (27-17), wrestling (24-6) men’s basketball (77-59) and women’s swimming (181.5-117.5). Iowa State won volleyball (3-2) and women’s basketball (80-74).

The nine-sport series awards two points (except football, which is worth three) to the winning school in each head-to-head match-up between the two institutions. Additionally, two points are awarded to an institution if the graduation rate of its student-athletes is greater than the national average as reported each fall by the NCAA.