My favorite Hawkeye moment as Director of the UI Athletics Hall of Fame would have to be the 50th and 25th reunion luncheon of the Forest Evashevski’s and Hayden Fry’s Rose Bowl teams that we hosted in 2006. That event was a “who’s who” assemblage of Hawkeye history. In attendance were countless great athletes from those teams, AND coaching greats Forest Evashevski, Jerry Burns, Hayden Fry, and Kirk Ferentz. -Dale Arens
about the artist
Jeff is a big Hawkeye fan and loved the opportunity to be part of the team who clear-coated all the Herkys and paint one himself. When he’s not painting cars at Kahler Collision, he like to golf, fish, camp, be outdoors, and spend time with his friends and family.
BEHIND THE DESIGN
The Herky on Parade committee loved the idea of having a Herky just like the Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean,” in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Just like “The Bean,” visitors can see themselves on the mirrored surface.