Sharing the Jack Trice story

On the opening day of the Iowa State Fair, university photographer Chris Gannon captured some of Iowans' interest in the university's exhibit at the Varied Industries Building. As part of a yearlong commemoration of the legacy of student-athlete Jack Trice, planners made his story the focus of the fair exhibit this summer. It includes photos and other archival information, a prototype of the 1923-inspired football uniform the Cyclone team will wear for a home game on Oct. 7, and a scale wood replica of artist Ivan Toth Depeña's Breaking Barriers sculpture north of Jack Trice Stadium.

Trice died in Oct. 8, 1923, from injuries suffered during a football game several days earlier.


young kids collect their Cyclone football poster


Teen brothers admire the 1923-inspired Cyclone football jersey


Family checks out the wood replica of Breaking Barriers sculptur


Child's head appears in photo cutout of a football player