The 2018-19 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, which tracks head-to-head match-ups between the Iowa State Cyclones and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, concludes Tuesday night with Iowa Corn leaders presenting the trophy to the University of Iowa at the 2019 Golden Herky Awards. The Hawkeyes won the 2018-19 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series by a 15-10 margin. Points are awarded by each victory earning points toward the overall series championship.

“The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series is more than a game. It’s about the competition between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones that over 65 percent of Iowans tune in to celebrate our great state,” said Wayne Humphreys, a farmer from Columbus Junction and President of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board®. 

Iowa State scored wins in soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s gymnastics and softball. However, it was the University of Iowa who secured the trophy this year winning in football, volleyball, wrestling, men’s and women’s basketball, swimming & diving, and women’s tennis.

“The state of Iowa appreciates that our farmers and fans are passionate about the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series,” said Gary Barta, Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair. “Our partnership gives us the opportunity to promote our hardworking corn farmers and Iowa athletics by coming together to support each other. Our partnership runs deep, and we are thankful for the past, present and future of our athletics and Iowa’s farmers.”

Iowa Corn Growers Association® and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® are proud to partner with Learfield IMG College on behalf of both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa athletics departments for this title sponsorship. It highlights the competition between these two great universities, while educating Iowans on the essential role that corn plays in Iowa’s economy, for food and fuel. The 2018-19 season marked the eighth year of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series.

The 2019 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series football game and Iowa Corn VIP tailgate will take place on September 14 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. For more information on the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, go to


The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is an 8,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit

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