DES MOINES, Iowa | Newly released emails show that a decision to use the University of Iowa's TigerHawk logo in beer promotions angered some members of an athletics advisory committee.
The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/LnPVYr ) that the committee's chairman, law professor Bill Hines, complained that his group wasn't consulted on the agreement that let Anheuser-Busch place its logo on posters, flags and other promotional items.
Emails obtained through Iowa's open records law show that Hines expressed concern that promotions for gambling and alcohol were inconsistent with the university's mission. The committee was created to weigh in on issues involving the athletics department.
Last year, committee members complained they weren't informed of a decision by the athletics department to renew a partnership with the Iowa Lottery.