Iowa scored one of the loudest upsets of the 2017 college football season when the Hawkeyes dismantled Ohio State in Kinnick Stadium. At the time, the loss put a huge dent in Ohio State’s playoff hopes and the lopsided setback to Iowa ultimately proved to be the deciding hurdle that prevented Ohio State from playing in the College Football Playoff (allowing Alabama to go on and so some damage instead). Now, two Iowa players are auctioning off the special alternate jerseys worn during the game in an effort to raise money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
Josh Jackson and Miles Taylor, each moving on from college football, are teaming up to try and raise money for the Children’s Hospital.
To put everyone at ease, this is not a violation of NCAA rules because both players are seniors moving on from college football, thus no longer having any eligibility or responsibilities to adhere to NCAA rules. Even if either player was returning, the NCAA would not be stupid enough to weigh in and block such a potential auction for a worthy cause, right? Right?!
As of this posting, Taylor says the bidding has gone up as high as $13,000. That is incredible.
The Children’s Hospital received a good dose of national exposure this past season with the introduction of a new tradition at all Iowa home games with fans in Kinnick Stadium taking a moment to wave to the children watching from the windows of the adjacent hospital at the end of the first quarter.