Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you probably know that Iowa has been making several changes to the look and feel of Kinnick Stadium this off-season. Thanks to Friend of the Pants Marc Morehouse, we now have a better grasp of just what the new scoreboards (as well as the just-announced Wall of Honor) at Kinnick are going to look like.
First up, the new and improved scoreboard in the South endzone:
South videoboard is 60 percent bigger. There still will be ads. Not sure of ratio.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) August 22, 2013
That's... a lot of ad space. But, hey, Casey's helps pay the bills. On the bright side, the image on the screen can (and will) expand to fill the entire screen at times:
As for how often images will expand to fill the screen... probably not that often.
@hasselESPN It will expand, but only for celebration-type plays and a few other situations. Iowa has to sell every inch. It's not Michigan.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) August 22, 2013
Next up, the new "ribbon" scoreboard in the North endzone:
Full view of north scoreboard and ribbon pic.twitter.com/i9gv7FF8q1— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) August 22, 2013
And a closer view:
Our own PSD also has a Vine of the new ribbon scoreboard:
Generations from now, our children's children will ask us what a "BURRITOLIFT" was and why we cared so much about it. We will hang our heads in shame.
Finally, we also got a glimpse of what the Wall of Honor is going to look like:
As announced two days ago, the UI is going to honor nine legendary former players on the Paul W. Brechler Press Box. The players' names and the jersey number they wore at Iowa will be placed on the lowest ribbon of the press box, as seen above. The nine players that will be a part of the initial class include:
- Aubrey Devine (1)
- Randy Duncan (25)
- Calvin Jones (62)
- Alex Karras (77)
- Nile Kinnick (24)
- Gordon Locke (1)
- Chuck Long (16)
- Duke Slater (15)
- Larry Station (36)
To be considered for inclusion on the Kinnick Stadium Wall of Honor, former UI football players must be a member of the UI Varsity Club Hall of Fame, and meet one of the following three criteria: 1. Member of both the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame and the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame* 2. Member of one of the two above mentioned nationally recognized Halls of Fame, and a consensus All-American 3. Two-time Consensus All-American
Devine accounted for 464 total yards and six touchdowns as Iowa defeated Minnesota, 41-7. It was then the most points ever scored against Minnesota, and it was the most scored against Minnesota in the first sixty years of their program. Devine passed for two touchdowns, rushed for four touchdowns, and kicked five extra points. He rushed for 162 yards, passed for 122 yards, and had 200 return yards on kicks, punts, and interceptions. Hall of Fame Minnesota coach Henry L. Williams called Devine "the greatest player who ever stepped on our field."