Blackout Saturday...Then Gold!

Sept. 7, 2008

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The official 2008 Be Bold, Wear Gold t-shirt design has been selected and shirts are now available at

Historic Kinnick Stadium is meant to be a sea of gold for the Hawkeyes’ game against Big Ten rival Wisconsin on Oct. 18 when all fans are encouraged to Be Bold, Wear Gold to add to the color and excitement of the annual battle for the Heartland Trophy.

The commemorative 2008 “Bold and Gold” shirts will also be available later this week at many retail locations, including Iowa Book & Supply, select Scheels locations, Imprinted Sportswear, and the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau Welcome Center at Coral Ridge Mall.

Congratulations to the four finalists in the recent Gold Game t-shirt design contest: Brad Angel of Iowa City, Ryan Compton of Mason City, Jill Orness of North Liberty, and Anthony Pennuto a junior at the University of Iowa. The final UI-approved design for the 2008 Gold Game t-shirt was created in fairness to the four finalists as a result of a computer error in the voting calculations.

Blackout Saturday, Beat State shirts also remain available for Saturday’s Blackout Saturday event at Kinnick when Iowa entertains Iowa State in the first even in this year’s Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series competition. Blackout Satuday shirts can be purchased online