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Kinnick Game Face: Kevin Jamison of Colo

He only misses Hawkeye home games (or half of a game) for weddings ...

Kevin Jamison, a fixture at Hawkeye home and most road games
Kevin Jamison, a fixture at Hawkeye home and most road games

The level of commitment many college football fans make is amazing.

Kevin Jamison of Colo, a short pull down Highway 30 from Ames, is one such fan. Though he requires the use of a wheelchair, Jamison never misses an Iowa game at Kinnick Stadium and makes it to the vast majority of the Hawkeyes’ road games.

“This is our 28th season with season tickets,” he said Saturday. “I’ve been coming since I was 9, so that’s 40 years total. I started coming here because my sister went to school here. My first game, I was hooked.

“Last year I went to every game but New York. In 2015 I went to every game, including the Rose Bowl.

“I’ve missed one-and-a-half home games in 28 years. They were for weddings. One of them, I changed my clothes in the parking lot here at halftime and went to the wedding in Cedar Rapids.

“Both weddings ended in divorce, so I should have stayed here,” he said jokingly.


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