The school's sports teams are called the Hawkeyes. They participate in the NCAA's
Division I-A and in the Big Ten Conference.Iowa's football team plays Iowa State University annually for the Cy-Hawk Trophy, a traveling award. It
also has a Big Ten rivalry with Minnesota. The two schools' football
teams meet yearly to battle for Floyd of Rosedale, a traveling trophy in the shape of a bronzed pig. In 2004, Iowa and Wisconsin unveiled the Heartland Trophy, a bronze bull,
to be played for in their annual rivalry.The trampoline was invented by University members George Nissen and Larry
Griswold around 1935. Griswold, was the assistant gymnastics coach and Nissen was a tumbler
on the gymnastics team.