Team’s Success Means Boost for Hawkeye Gear Sales

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Hawkeye football team is now 9-0 and that makes more than fans smile.

The number five ranking in the College Football Playoff has Iowa fans and business owners loving the attention.

Hawkeye gear is flying off the shelves at stores like the Strawberry Patch in Ankeny.

“Probably since the 4th or 5th game it really started heavy-duty, because last year the Hawkeye fans were kinda off the bandwagon and were frustrated. A lot of them wanted a new coach and now they’re happy they didn’t get one I think … so they’re heavy duty on board now,” says Jerry Kirschbaum with the Strawberry Patch.

No matter which bowl game the Hawkeyes make it to the Strawberry Patch says if it looks like Iowa is going to win during the third quarter, it will start printing shirts to have them available the next morning.


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