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Martin Jischke, President, (515) 294-2042
Patricia Swan, Vice Provost for Research, (515) 294-6344
John Anderson, University Relations, (515) 294-6136


AMES, Iowa--Iowa State University's Advisory Committee on the Naming of Buildings and Streets has recommended to ISU President Martin Jischke that Cyclone Stadium/Jack Trice Field be renamed Jack Trice Stadium.

Iowa States Government of the Student Body (GSB) unanimously approved a resolution last spring urging the ISU administration to name the stadium for Trice, Iowa State's first African American student-athlete, who died in 1923 as a result of injuries sustained in only his second varsity football game. The GSB proposal was referred to the advisory committee, chaired by Patricia Swan, vice provost for research and Graduate College dean, which met with representatives of faculty, staff, student and alumni groups throughout Fall Semester, and held a public forum on the proposal Nov. 15. .

Jischke said, "I commend the committee for the very thorough job it has done. I will review its recommendation and do my own reading of the historical record before deciding whether to recommend to the State Board of Regents that the name of the stadium be changed." Regents' approval is required for any facility name on the state university campuses. .

Jischke said he will announce his recommendation to the Regents by Feb. 3. .


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