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Hawkeyes announce plan to honor Hayden Fry at Holiday Bowl

Hayden Fry

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) -- The University of Iowa announced Monday that it will remove the Tigerhawk logo from its helmets to honor Hayden Fry when the Hawkeyes play USC on Friday in the Holiday Bowl.

It's the third time both Tigerhawks have been removed from the helmets for a football game. The first was Nov. 2, 1991, the day after six people were killed in a shooting on the UI campus. The second was the 1996 Alamo Bowl, when Diane Mitchell, the mother of Iowa linebacker Mark Mitchell, was killed in a car crash on the way to San Antonio, Texas. 

Fry was Iowa's head football coach from 1979-98, winning three Big Ten championships, and taking the Hawkeyes to 14 bowl games. Fry also introduced the Tigerhawk logo to the athletics department. Fry passed away last week at the age of 90.

The Hawkeye helmets will instead include a decal honoring former UI Athletics Director Bump Elliott. Elliott was Iowa's director of athletics from 1970-91 and hired Fry. He passed away earlier this month.

Elliott and Fry are both members of the College Football Hall of Fame. Fry is a member of the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame. 

No. 16 Iowa (9-3, 7-3) faces No. 22 USC (8-4) at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Friday at 7:05 p.m. (CT).

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