Saturday’s 45th meeting between Iowa and Northern Iowa in Des Moines could be the last one in a series that dates back to 1907. Iowa officials announced last summer that this year’s Hy-Vee Classic would be the final one, citing an increase to a 20-game Big Ten schedule. Panther coach Ben Jacobson has posted a 4-5 record against the Hawkeyes.
Jacobson says there have been no discussions about resuming the series down the road.
Waterloo native Chris Klieman was introduced as the new head coach at Kansas State. Klieman played for and was an assistant coach at UNI. He has been the head coach at North Dakota State since 2014 and led the Bison to three FCS national titles.
Klieman replaces long time coach Bill Snyder, who announced his retirement at the end of this past season.