Iowa Locker Room Broken into During Rivalry Game vs. Iowa State

Alex SimsCorrespondent IIISeptember 15, 2013

Sep 7, 2013; Iowa City, IA, USA; University of Iowa Hawkeyes tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (86) looks on during their game against the Missouri State Bears at Kinnick Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
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The way Iowa running back Mark Weisman treated the Iowa State defense Saturday night was almost criminal. But while the bruising junior was violating the Cyclones defense, a real crime happened in the Hawkeyes locker room.

During the Hawkeyes' 27-21 win in Ames, their locker room was broken into and some items belonging to coaches and players were missing, as reported by Randy Peterson and Rick Brown of the Des Moines Register (h/t Chris Huston of College Football Talk).

Iowa director of athletic communications, Steven Roe, confirmed to the Register that items were missing from the players and the coaches' locker room.

Brown and Peterson attempted to contact Iowa athletic director Gary Barta and Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard, but neither were available for comment.

The report by Brown and Peterson noted that the visiting locker room is on the main floor of the Jacobson Athletic Building, which houses the offices of the ISU athletic department and is adjacent to Jack Trice Stadium.

ISU spokesperson John McCarroll told the Register that the athletic department controls the building and employs a security firm, but Iowa State police officers are not stationed in the building.

The Register report also cited Iowa State police saying a report wouldn't be available until Monday at the earliest.

A sellout crowd of 56,800 watched Iowa's narrow win at Jack Trice Stadium, breaking ISU's two-game winning streak in the rivalry.

The fans were nearly treated to a miraculous comeback by the Cyclones that netted 14 points in the final five minutes.

Their rally fell short, however, as Iowa notched the victory thanks to 145 rushing yards from Weisman, a solid day from quarterback Jake Rudock and an incredible one-handed interception by senior B.J. Lowery in the fourth quarter.