The Kinnick Wave has become a real problem for my tear ducts. Every weekend, there's something new that brings out more emotion... not that the simple act of 70,000 fans waving doesn't already make me misty.

When the first quarter came to a close and all the fans waved to the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital Saturday, Illinois players and coaches joined in:

So simple. So beautiful. So proud to be an Iowan.

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