May 2021

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16 objects from the turn of the century. One of the basement walls is decorated by a 12-foot by 4-foot mural of the I-O-W-A flags at a football game. "I have collected quite a bit of stuff," Unsicker said. "I have a little museum. It is comforting to be surrounded by vintage Iowa memorabilia that brings Duke Slater, Aubrey Devine, Nile Kinnick, Burt Britzmann and others back to life each game day." Natalie thought her husband went overboard when he purchased a Hawkeye Marching Band uniform. To Unsicker, it is all about memories. He explained to his wife about the time he watched e Music Man in Hancher Auditorium, with composer and lyricist Meredith Wilson in attendance. "At the end of the show, when they did 76 Trombones, the Hawkeye Marching Band came marching down the aisles of Hancher and up on the stage," Unsicker said. "It was one of the coolest things. at's why we collect stuff and hang onto old stuff, because there are memories attached to it." He isn't afraid to poke a rival once in a while, either. Unsicker hopes the statute of limitations has passed on a little "sprucing up" he did to the Minnesota Golden Gophers football semi-trailer in September of 2019 on its way to a game at Fresno State. While the semi made a stop in Utah, Unsicker doctored it with a large black sticker with a gold Tigerhawk and the words Fight For Iowa directly under Minnesota's Row the Boat logo.

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