Well that didn't last long. Less than a week after the unveiling of the "new and improved" Cy-Hawk trophy, the design has been dumped. The trophy goes to the winner of the annual game between Iowa and Iowa State.
Let's just say reaction to the redesign, done by the game's sponsor the Iowa Corn Growers, wasn't exactly positive. In fact, in it's short-lived history, it was the runaway winner of the worst rivalry trophy in college football. Which is saying something, considering some of the ugly pieces of hardware some schools play for.
Just a thought, but perhaps for the new trophy, they might want to let someone design it who's job is, you know, to design trophies. Just thinking out loud here.