PJ Fleck, Gophers show major respect to 'Iowa Wave' during Floyd of Rosedale rivalry game
One of the best and most wholesome traditions in the sport of College Football is the Iowa Wave to the children’s hospital overlooking Kinnick Stadium. This tradition is done at the conclusion of the first quarter of every home game.
Despite the heated rivalry between the two teams, the coaching staff and players of Minnesota went to the middle of the field to participate in the special tradition of the wave. Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck displayed his sportsmanship for a special event, even for his team’s biggest rivals.
According to Scott Dochterman with The Athletic, Fleck has embraced the idea of the wave more than most other opposing coaches. Fleck was hired by Minnesota in 2017 – the same year the wave began – and Saturday marked his third trip to Iowa City with the Gophers:
No opposing coach has embraced The Wave like P.J. Fleck. His team sprinted to the hashmark to start waving to the UI Children’s Hospital. pic.twitter.com/Z9GDz0YEB0
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) November 13, 2021
Props to PJ Fleck for bringing his ENTIRE team out on the field for the Iowa wave
Iowa 🤝 Minnesota pic.twitter.com/sWqq8A1r75
— Jett Beachum (@JetthroTV) November 13, 2021