New sculpture installed at Jack Trice Stadium to honor namesake

Iowa State University’s latest addition honors an athlete known for breaking barriers. A new sculpture, called “Breaking Barriers,” was installed on Tuesday at the football stadium named in honor of Jack Trice.Two halves of the concrete and bronze sculpture were connected during the installation.The sculpture has a cutout of a rushing football player which will cast a shadow in that shape when the sun hits it just right.Jack Trice died in 1923 from injuries he suffered during his second Cyclone football game. The sculpture installation marks the beginning of a series of events to honor the 100th anniversary of Jack Trice’s death.”To have an African American man who was here, many of them feel like this is him breaking barriers, he broke those barriers for them to be able to play here today. So we’re so excited to be able to have this commemoration and to honor Jack and his legacy for an entire year,” Senior VP for Student Affairs Toya Younger said.Iowa State University has the country’s largest on -campus public art collection, with more than 2,700 over its 19-acre campus.

Iowa State University’s latest addition honors an athlete known for breaking barriers. A new sculpture, called “Breaking Barriers,” was installed on Tuesday at the football stadium named in honor of Jack Trice.

Two halves of the concrete and bronze sculpture were connected during the installation.

The sculpture has a cutout of a rushing football player which will cast a shadow in that shape when the sun hits it just right.

Jack Trice died in 1923 from injuries he suffered during his second Cyclone game.

The sculpture installation marks the beginning of a series of events to honor the 100th anniversary of Jack Trice’s death.

“To have an African American man who was here, many of them feel like this is him breaking barriers, he broke those barriers for them to be able to play here today. So we’re so excited to be able to have this commemoration and to honor Jack and his legacy for an entire year,” Senior VP for Student Affairs Toya Younger said.

Iowa State University has the country’s largest on-campus public art collection, with more than 2,700 over its 19-acre campus.

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