Campbell on Jack Trice uniforms: “I think they’re awesome.”

Iowa State made a splash on the Internet on Saturday when it unveiled throwback uniforms that will be worn on Oct. 7 against TCU to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Jack Trice’s death.

The photos and videos unveiling the uniforms got nearly universal praise, and the man in charge is a fan, as well.

“I think they’re awesome,” said Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell. “What a powerful story we have the ability to continue to tell the country. Obviously, what he’s meant to this university and the trailblazing demeanor that he’s given so many of our kids an opportunity to succeed, it’s a huge story.”

Iowa State will be celebrating the life of Trice all season leading up to the Jack Trice Legacy game against the Horned Frogs. It will culminate that weekend in October, which will mark 100 years since Trice tragically passed away due to injuries suffered in a game against Minnesota.

“It’s a powerful story,” Campbell said. “Obviously, all season, we’ll have the opportunity to tell the Jack Trice story to not only Iowa but the entire country.”

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.