CollegeAmesDay

Iowa Falls-Alden alum Paul Gehrke's (class of 2007) Twitter hashtag creation "College AmesDay" helped build a national buzz prior to Saturday's Cy-Hawk football game in Ames. The hashtag slogan was picked up nationally and displayed on multiple ESPN College GameDay broadcasts.

Paul Gehrke won't necessarily wave the sign that is adorned with his creative hashtag, but he plans to be among the thousands of people who will attend Saturday morning's ESPN College GameDay telecast broadcast from Ames.

The 2007 Iowa Falls-Alden High School graduate won't take full credit for recruiting ESPN to pick the Cy-Hawk Game (Iowa vs. Iowa State) as the location for Saturday's show, but he admits it is "pretty cool" that an idea he created was swept up in national buzz.

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