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University of Iowa

Founded: 1847  
Nickname/Mascot: Hawks, Herky the Hawk
Colors: Black, Gold
Location: Iowa City
The University of Iowa was Iowa's first public institution of higher learning, founded only 59 days after Iowa became a state.

University of Northern Iowa

Founded: 1876 University of Nortern Iowa
Nickname/Mascot: Panthers / TC Panther
Colors: Purple, Gold
Motto: Students First
Location: Cedar Falls
The Panthers in Cedar Falls count among famous alumni Super Bowl quarterback Kurt Warner.


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Updated December 2011