Cy-Hawk series ends in Iowa City on the bats of ISU softball


Since the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series began in 2004, Iowa has won six titles while Iowa State has won five. 

Max Dible

The ISU softball team won its first game in Iowa City in 12 years on April 15, but the Cyclones’ success added up to a much larger and more historic victory.

It took until the final matchup of the season, but the ISU win locked up the Cy-Hawk Series title for the Cyclones. The annual competition between the rival schools spans the spectrum of athletic programs and even encompasses an element of academics.

Iowa State claimed the series 15-11, earning a second consecutive Cy-Hawk victory. It is the first time in the history of the series that either school has repeated as champion. Had the ISU softball team lost in Iowa City, the schools would have ended the 2014-15 series in a 13-13 tie.

Iowa State notched notable victories against Iowa in men’s basketball, football and volleyball. The Cyclones suffered notable losses in women’s basketball and wrestling.