Frequently Asked Questions


What is Go Iowa Awesome?
Go Iowa Awesome is the most awesome website covering Iowa athletics, run by Iowa fans, with an emphasis on football and basketball coverage and an appreciation for the absurd.  You won't find faux-journalism or hot takes here.  If you do, there's been a huge mistake.

Who is Go Iowa Awesome meant for?
This site is meant for any college sports fan. You'll find more of the stories interesting if you're an Iowa fan, but our coverage is inclusive of all fans and our jokes equal opportunity.

What does this site publish?
We focus on analysis and humor.  Our goal is to be the smartest, funniest Iowa site on these here Internets.  Using phrases like "these here Internets" is obvious proof of that.


How do I sign up for a Go Iowa Awesome account?
Signing up for an account on Go Iowa Awesome is simple and free. Just follow this link or use the drop-down menu on the right side of the menu bar across the top of the page.

When will my account be activated?
We manually approve all accounts to keep spam and trolls down. You should receive an activation email within two to three days.

Why didn't I receive my account activation email?
If you haven't received your account activation email after three days, check your spam or junk email folder. If it's you still don't have anything, your request for an account could have been denied for a variety of reasons:

  •  You registered with a username that impersonates another person.
  • You registered with your email address as your username. Don't do this. Spammers love it, though.
  • You registered with a username that resembles the gamertag of a 11-year-old on XBox Live.
  • You registered with an otherwise douchey username like IH8Tavernhox or similar.

I forgot my password. Now what do I do?
Resetting your password is easy. Head to:

If you are having trouble receiving password reset instructions, please add [email protected] to your address book to prevent the emails from going into your spam or junk email folder.

Why can't I see my new user avatar?
You may need to flush your browser cache.