A New Look for NealRozendaal.com

Hello, everyone! And welcome to a newly-revamped NealRozendaal.com. I started this website a little over four and a half years ago, and after all this time, I think this site is due for a substantial overhaul. Basically, I want to make it easier for people to find all the information they’re looking for, whether they’re interested in Iowa Hawkeye sports history, women’s football, or maybe just more background info on yours truly! 😉 I have already implemented several changes around here, with more on the way! You’ll notice that I recently added a women’s football section to the website…if you’re…

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I want to take a moment today to revisit the remarkable story of Frank “Kinney” Holbrook, the first black athlete to compete for the University of Iowa. 120 years ago, Holbrook guided the Hawkeye football team to a season for the ages. Yet in a disappointing oversight, the University of Iowa has still failed to enshrine Kinney Holbrook – the school’s first African-American athlete – in the university’s athletics Hall of Fame. It is my sincere hope that the article that follows helps set in motion a movement to get Holbrook the recognition he so richly deserves. I published my…

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The Women’s Football Encyclopedia Is Here!

Today is a huge milestone day, celebrating the official publication of my fourth book, The Women’s Football Encyclopedia! The book is now officially published, and the first run of books arrived on January 29. I’m so excited to be able to share it with you! The title of this book was carefully chosen. Its very name, The Women’s Football Encyclopedia, carries within it a substantial pledge. As the encyclopedia of this sport, this book creates an expectation that it will be a definitive look at the history, evolution, and current state of women’s football. I truly believe that this book delivers…

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