Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Battle Heats Up This Week

This Wednesday the ISU and Iowa soccer teams will kick-off the second annual Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk series in Iowa City.

Hy-Vee, Inc., in conjunction with Hawkeye Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications, and Cyclone Sports Marketing, a division of Clear Channel and ESPN Regional, is in its second year with Iowa State and Iowa to serve as the title sponsor for the schools' Cy-Hawk Series – the name given to the collection of regular season, head-to-head intercollegiate athletic events featuring Cyclone and Hawkeye teams.


Iowa won the inaugural Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series (13-8) last season. A point system will track each institution's performance and will culminate in one institution winning the annual trophy for the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. Intercollegiate athletic teams from Iowa and Iowa State will square off in head-to-head competition eight different times during the 2005-06 academic year.


The competition this season is in men's basketball, women's basketball, wrestling, women's gymnastics (2), women's soccer and softball. Additional points will be available for each school based on successful performance in the classroom by its student-athletes.


Sept. 7          W. Soccer 2 points

Sept. 10         Football 3 points

Dec. 2           Wrestling 2 points

Dec. 8           W. Basketball 2 points

Dec. 9           M. Basketball 2 points

Jan. 28          W. Gymnastics 2 points

Mar. 17         W. Gymnastics 2 points

TBA              Softball 2 points


Two points for an institution if the student-athlete graduation rate for

all student-athletes is greater than the national average for all student-athletes.

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