Minnesota coach Tim Brewster and Indiana coach Bill Lynch talked at length Monday at the Big Ten football media day about new facilities that have been built for their football programs, and Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said it won’t be that long before the Hawkeyes have new digs, too.
He said a new football practice facility is still in the planning stages at this point. He said he’s not sure yet if it will be where the almost 30-year-old “bubble’’ stands or if it will be built at a different location. He said it almost certainly won’t have an inflatable roof, however.
He said Iowa fans also will notice a different look on the new artificial turf at Kinnick Stadium. Although the university decided not to put the Hawkeye logo in the middle of the turf, he said the end zones have been painted to have “the look of a bowl game.’’
Whatever that means.
“People say that it’s important when you walk into a place to be able to know where you are,’’ Barta said. “I believe there won’t be any doubts about where you are now.’’