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Iowa Hawkeye Gold vs. Mizzou Tiger Gold

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- Both Universities of Iowa and Missouri claim black and gold as their colors, but there is a difference between the golds.

In all fairness and in the spirit of transparency, I thought I'd be safe moving into Hawkeye territory as a graduate of the University of Missouri. Different conferences. No conflicts of interest. I can root for both football teams.

No problem, right?

When I heard about the Insight Bowl, though, I knew my true colors would be tested.

As it turns out, there is a slight - but important - difference between Mizzou gold and Iowa gold.

Iowa's gold is called Old Gold, which is a strong yellow that sometimes appears in darker shades than Iowa's version.

Mizzou's gold is literally called MU Gold, though it also goes by Sunglow, a 1990 Crayola crayon color.

At least the teams share two things: the color black and more than 200 miles of state border.

So the question remains when I don a black and gold outfit: Am I wearing Tiger gold or Hawkeye gold? Well, my job is to report the facts and let the viewers decide.

But may the best team win.

Online Reporter Becca Habegger

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