By Randy Peterson
and Rick Brown
Iowa football players and staff gained a Cy-Hawk trophy Saturday night, but lost some personal belongings.
Someone looted their locker room while a sellout crowd of 56,800 fans watched the Hawkeyes’ 27-21 victory against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium.
Iowa State University Police Chief Jerry Stewart, through a department spokesperson, said the theft “involved personal property from the locker room and remains under investigation.”
Iowa State police said the police report would not be available until at least Monday. No other details were provided.
Athletic directors at both schools, Iowa State’s Jamie Pollard and Iowa’s Gary Barta, could not be reached for comment by The Register.
But Iowa athletic department officials confirmed, through spokesman Steve Roe, “that there were items missing from the Iowa players’ locker room and the Iowa coaches’ locker room. Iowa State officials and local law enforcement agencies were very helpful once the incident was reported after the game.”
One of the victims was apparently Iowa assistant coach LeVar Woods. He tweeted Sunday: “Sorry to anyone that tried to call/text me last night w/o a response, but my phone came up missing from the ISU locker room after the game.”
Iowa State officials said they would not comment on an ongoing investigation.
The visiting locker room is located on the main floor of the Jacobson Athletic Building, immediately north and adjacent to the stadium. The athletic department “controls the building, and has a security firm,” university spokesman John McCarroll said in an email.
Iowa State police officers are not stationed in the building, according to the email.
Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football