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One burned flag in KC ignites Iowa State-Iowa rivalry

Iowa State players celebrated with the Cy-Hawk trophy after defeating Iowa 20-17 in September.
Iowa State players celebrated with the Cy-Hawk trophy after defeating Iowa 20-17 in September. The Associated Press

Kansas City is ground central in the battle between Iowa State and Iowa fans.

The Cyclones’ men’s basketball team played Maryland on Tuesday night in the championship game of the CBE Classic.

On Monday, Iowa State dispatched of Alabama. Before the game, there was a pep rally at McFadden’s in the Power & Light District.

It all looked fairly peaceful:

Even though the Iowa Hawkeyes weren’t involved, this happened:

Yep, Iowa State fans claimed to burn the Iowa flag. That ignited the rivalry between the schools.

One Iowa fan called for a boycott of McFadden’s.

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