The next track of the Big Ten, is found on the campus of the University of Iowa. I’ll be honest. I was a very surprised at its appearance, when I first saw Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track. I grew up in southern Minnesota, about 15 miles north of the Iowa border. One of the three TV stations that we could get (before that high-tech cable TV finally came) was an Iowa station that covered Hawkeye games. Black and yellow could be found everywhere. I went to a football game at Kinnick Stadium a few years ago with buddy of mine who is a huge Iowa fan. It was a lot of fun, even though my Gopher got trounced, but I have never seen so much black and yellow in my life! So to see a red track, with blue on the infield, really seems like a bizarre choice to me. Don’t get me wrong. It looks like a great facility. It just doesn’t look like the Iowa Hawkeyes. Built in 1986, it was resurfaced in 1993, only to be destroyed in a flood in 2008. A brand new surface was installed in 2010, and a year later was the host of the Big Ten outdoor meet.