Becoming a tradition associated with the start of the Iowa Football season, the Iowa City / Coralville Convention and Visitor's Bureau has created "Fry Fest," the best of anything Hawkeye. A year ago at the first, Hall of Fame Iowa Football Coach, Hayden Fry came back to see First Avenue in Coralville renamed, "Hayden Fry Way." To honor the coach who put the Hawkeyes back on the national map, Fry is coming back to Coralville to lead Hawkeye fans in another one of his traditions, the Hokey Pokey.
After wins under Fry the team would come together in the locker room afterwards to perform the dance in a celebratory way. The Hokey Pokey is Friday night at the Coralville River Landing, and a big crowd is anticipated. Over 4000 people will be needed as they are looking to break the World's Record for the most people to collectively dance the Hokey Pokey.
At last Friday's practice, Freshmen of the Iowa Football team re-lived the tradition in front of their older teammates.