This season, the Iowa Hawkeyes have produced what is sure to become one of the best traditions in college football: the hospital wave.
A grassroots movement helped bring Iowa fans together by having them wave in unison to the children’s hospital adjacent to Kinnick Stadium at the end of the first quarter. On Saturday, during the Hawkeyes’ game against Illinois, the school’s marching band got involved in the new tradition too.
The band formed a hand, moving side-to-side, to wave at the children at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Between the fans and the marching band, Iowa is giving new meaning to the wave tradition.
Carmona’s team was loaded — Josh Jackson (Kansas, Phoenix Suns), Kyle Kuzma (Utah, Los Angeles Lakers) and Jaylen Johnson (Louisville, Chicago Bulls) were on the team. Brian Bowen, a younger player from Arthur Hill High in Saginaw, and A.J. Turner, from De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren, Michigan, who would go on to play at Boston College and then transfer to Northwestern, were also on the roster.
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In an interview with ESPN, Carmona said that he coached the players and Dawkins worked as team director, helping raise money for uniforms and travel expenses. Dawkins set the team’s schedule, which mostly included tournaments in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. After about 18 months, however, Carmona said the team was running out of money. He took his players Cheap Jerseys Elite and left for Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap The Family, a more established AAU organization that was sponsored by Nike in Detroit.