Cy-Hawk Trophy design wins online vote

The new trophy for the winner of the Iowa-Iowa State football
game will depict the team’s mascots after a public vote.

Fans had been asked to submit ideas for a new trophy after the
original – which depicted a farm family huddled around a bushel of
corn – was derided locally and nationally after being unveiled last

The Iowa Corn Growers Association, which sponsors the rivalry,
worked with a local design firm to come up with six concepts. A
10-person panel with ties to the two schools selected three
finalists to be put to an online vote that ended late Monday.

The winning design finished with 8,002 votes, while the other
two designs combined for just 2,280.