The “Corn Bowl Blood Drive Challenge,” a blood drive competition between UNL and the University of Iowa, is Nov. 20-21. The drive is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20 in Mari’s Lounge in Sandoz Residence Hall; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21 in the conference room of the Harper Dining Center.
The first 150 students who donate blood receive a free T-shirt. All students donating on Nov. 21 will receive free food from LaMar’s Donuts and Subway.
The blood drive is organized by UNL’s Innocents Society and the University of Iowa’s President’s Leadership Society. UNL has won the blood drive two years running. Last year, Nebraska won by more than 80 pints of blood.
The competition is tied to the annual Corn Bowl exchange between the student bodies of UNL and the University of Iowa, facilitated by the two campus honoraries. The Corn Bowl trophy is exchanged at the annual Nebraska-Iowa football game and the society from the winning school displays the trophy at its respective university until the next game. In addition the winning school’s name is engraved on the trophy underneath the score of the football game.
The Corn Bowl trophy exchange with the University of Iowa began in 2011 after the University of Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten.