As I drove into Iowa City this morning at 7 a.m., there were a few more cars on the road than I see on most Saturdays. By 9 a.m., when I came out of the
KSUI studios on South Clinton Street, packs of black-clad fans were already streaming steadily along every major road leading toward Kinnick Stadium.
At first, I couldn’t figure out why almost every person I saw was wearing black rather than gold, which is usually the more popular choice to fly the Hawkeye fan flag. But then I remembered that Other Team’s colors are ketchup and mustard, and it all made sense. No one wants to be mistaken for their little brother.