what it means to be a hawkeye

What It Means to Be a Hawkeye
Triumph Books
August 9, 2011


On autumn Saturdays, more than 70,000 fans in black and gold pack the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium to enjoy one of the greatest atmospheres in college football. With 25 bowl appearances and 11 Big Ten titles under their belt, their winning tradition continues to resonate and have special meaning for fans, players, and coaches alike.

What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: Kirk Ferentz and Iowa’s Greatest Players explores the program’s vast success and the simple question – What does it mean to be a Hawkeye? One person or one phrase cannot answer that question because so many different emotions encompass the true Hawkeye spirit.

Sixty of the greatest Iowa student-athletes, coaches, and administrators from the past century were called upon to express why they are so proud to be a part of the storied tradition that is Iowa football. What It Means to Be a Hawkeye brings together all of their stories and guarantees to enhance your passion for Hawkeye football. It’s not just one tradition, one season, or one particular game – it’s the stories coming from the student-athletes and coaches who made the magic happen over the decades that capture the true essence of representing the University of Iowa.


What It Means to Be a Hawkeye should be read. It’s a collection of stories that an Iowa football fan will devour and come away feeling as if he learned something about his heroes.” – Seth Roberts, Daily Iowan

“These are good stories from people who describe far more than winning ballgames and who have found real value in sports. It reminds us why we like this stuff.” – Mike Hlas

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