Cy-Hawk football game extended through 2027

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – The state of Iowa’s annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series football game has been extended two years.

Iowa State Athletics Director Jamie Pollard and Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta announced today that a contract extension was signed to continue the series through 2027.

The two-year extension begins in 2026 after the current contract expires in 2025. Iowa State will travel to Kinnick Stadium in 2026 and will host the in-state rivalry at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium in 2027.

The series resumed annually in 1977 after a 43-year hiatus. The Cyclones won this season’s game, 10-7, in Iowa City.

The 2023 edition of the series will be played Sept. 9 at Jack Trice Stadium.

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