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ISU to don 1920s throwback uniforms against Hawkeyes

August 6, 2013
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF (sports@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

AMES - The Iowa State football will don a uniform similar to the one Jack Trice wore when the Cyclones take on Iowa at Jack Trice Stadium on Sept. 14.

The Cyclones' throwback uniforms are from the 1920s and they feature vertical stripes on the front of jerseys.

Trice was the first African-American player in Cyclone history. He played in two games at Iowa State before dying of injuries suffered in a game against Minnesota during the 1923 season.

"The legend of Jack Trice is a critical piece of Iowa State football history," Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads said. "His profound impact on our program resonates with our players today. This is a fitting tribute and our current football team is excited to wear the uniforms of that era."

The throwback uniforms also will have white numbers on the front and gold numbers on the back. The helmets will be cardinal colored and will include the players' uniform numbers in gold. The Cyclones also will wear gold-colored pants and cardinal-and-gold striped socks.

The only other time Iowa State has worn a throwback uniform was its 2007 game with Iowa. That date commemorated the 30-year anniversary of the school's Peach Bowl appearance. Iowa State kicked five field goals on that day and beat the Hawkeyes, 15-13.

Fans will be able to bid via an online auction to purchase the game-worn uniforms at cyclones.com. More than 100 packages will be auctioned between Aug. 9 and Sept. 13.

 
 

 

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