Reports indicate the Iowa football team has changed carriers mid-season for hauling team equipment to road games.
According to Scott Dochterman of The Athletic, Heartland Express of North Liberty will carry the Hawkeyes’ equipment to State College, Pennsylvania this Saturday and Champaign, Illinois on December 5th. The team’s carrier for the last 30+ years, TanTara Trucking of Muscatine, pulled out for reasons not detailed by the company or the university.
Former Hawkeye Rafael Eubanks took to Twitter Tuesday night claiming TanTara dropped out of its agreement with the university because its management disagreed with the team’s policy of allowing players to kneel during the national anthem before games. While TanTara has yet to officially comment on the situation, the social media pages of members of its management team include pro-Donald Trump rhetoric. Trump has been vocal about his disapproval of athletes kneeling for the anthem.