|Iowa Gameday Traditions
Include Lots of AC/DC and More
|Hawkeye Victory Polka
After every Iowa win, the Hawkeye Marching Band plays the Hawkeye Victory Polka, the band's
adaptation of the polka song, "In Heaven There Is No Beer". Many fans sing along as well.
After losses, only the Iowa Fight Song is played.
Back In Black
Before the runs onto the field, the stadium plays "Back in Black" by AC/DC and the video
board shows the school's football players walking from the locker room to the field entrance.
The Hawkeyes enter the field to the song Enter Sandman by Metallica. The video screen
shows Iowa's equipment semi smashing into the opposing team's logo as the Hawks
swarm onto the field.
The Hawkeye Marching Band will perform the Imperial March after the defensive unit forces a
4th down, while the fans clap in an up and down motion, imitating the beak of a Hawk
When the defense on the field during 3rd down, The beginning of AC/DC's Hell's Bells is
played to get the fans fired up for the upcoming play.