Jack Trice statue being moved from Iowa State stadium spot

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a statue of Iowa State University’s first black student-athlete will be moved back to the central campus in Ames, away from the stadium named after him.

A university news release said Friday that the statue of Jack Trice must be moved because of construction of what will be called the Sports Performance Center. When the construction relocation issue arose, a university committee concluded it was time to permanently return the statue to central campus.

The statue stood between Beardshear and Carver halls from 1988 to 1997. It’s been situated at the stadium since it was named for him in 1997. The new location will be between Beardshear Hall and the Hub, a high traffic area.

Trice died from internal bleeding two days after being injured on Oct. 6, 1923, in the game against the University of Minnesota.