Iowa women’s basketball fans prepare for Big Ten Championship

Iowa women’s basketball fans feel prepared for the Big Ten Championship after a pre-game pep-rally.


Katina Zentz

Iowa cheerleaders, the Iowa pep band, and Herky the Hawk cheer before the women’s Big Ten Championship basketball game vs. Maryland at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Jordan Zuniga, Sports Reporter

INDIANAPOLIS—Two hours before tip-off of the women’s Big Ten Championship game between No. 8 Maryland and No. 10 Iowa, fans of both teams gathered in the pavilion of Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a pre-game pep-rally.

Herky and Testudo the Terrapin were spotted interacting with fans, and bands and spirit squads from both schools amped up the crowd.

It was a fun atmosphere that got both sets of fans ready for what should be an intense matchup between the Big Ten’s top two teams.

Tip off is at 5 p.m. (Iowa time) and will be televised on ESPN 2.

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