DEKALB, Illinois (KCRG-TV9) -- Northern Illinois University is preparing to be a part of the first 2018 Iowa Hawkeye football wave.
The post on social media by NIU Football says, "HELLO to everyone at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, we are the NIU Huskies! You are all extremely inspiring to us & we want you to know that we support you in your difficult journeys! Excited to wave to you from the field Saturday! #FTK #IowaWave #theHardWay"
The Wave began in 2017 as a way to show support to the children at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital and is done at the end of the first quarter during every home game.
The Huskies take on the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium with a 2:30 p.m. kick-off Saturday.