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Fan dedicates basement to Hawkeyes

Fan dedicates basement to Hawkeyes

A Mitchellville man has taken his love for the Iowa Hawkeyes, descending deeper to a decidedly different level. He calls it “Kinnick Under the Kitchen.”Directly below where Randy Ingle and his family fix their food, the Ingle family pays homage to their beloved Iowa Hawkeyes. “I kind of wanted to have a room that surrounded me. That made me feel like I was on a football field,” Randy Ingle said.The room under their kitchen has a replica of Kinnick Stadium’s turf and is complete with a Tiger Hawk logo. In this room, the Ingles are pretty much tackled by portraits Randy Ingle has hand-painted. “At least 5,000 hours or more,” he said said. Sometimes, a few Hawkeyes stop by, including Chuck Long. “My dad and grandpa and I would all watch the Iowa games together,” Randy Ingle said. He even named his son Kinnick. But, a few years ago, Randy Ingle did the unspeakable by putting the house on the market. The second the realtor mentioned painting, Randy Ingle shut it down.”I can’t bear to think of somebody painting over it,” Randy Ingle said. Randy has been licensed by the University of Iowa, so he’s not infringing on any copyrights. Since players can now make money on their name, likeness and image, he’s contracted to do portraits of wrestler Spencer Lee and running back Tyler Goodson.

A Mitchellville man has taken his love for the Iowa Hawkeyes, descending deeper to a decidedly different level.

He calls it “Kinnick Under the Kitchen.”

Directly below where Randy Ingle and his family fix their food, the Ingle family pays homage to their beloved Iowa Hawkeyes.

“I kind of wanted to have a room that surrounded me. That made me feel like I was on a football field,” Randy Ingle said.

The room under their kitchen has a replica of Kinnick Stadium’s turf and is complete with a Tiger Hawk logo.

In this room, the Ingles are pretty much tackled by portraits Randy Ingle has hand-painted.

“At least 5,000 hours or more,” he said said.

Sometimes, a few Hawkeyes stop by, including Chuck Long.

“My dad and grandpa and I would all watch the Iowa games together,” Randy Ingle said.

He even named his son Kinnick.

But, a few years ago, Randy Ingle did the unspeakable by putting the house on the market. The second the realtor mentioned painting, Randy Ingle shut it down.

“I can’t bear to think of somebody painting over it,” Randy Ingle said.

Randy has been licensed by the University of Iowa, so he’s not infringing on any copyrights.

Since players can now make money on their name, likeness and image, he’s contracted to do portraits of wrestler Spencer Lee and running back Tyler Goodson.

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