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Duke Slater on the University of Iowa Wall of Honor

Last year, I outlined six goals for bringing “Justice to the Judge” and restoring Duke Slater to his rightful place among America’s sports legends.  One of those goals was seeking a permanent recognition of Slater at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium.  On August 31, 2013, I’m thrilled to say that the first of these six projects was completed when the school unveiled the University of Iowa Wall of Honor! Duke Slater on the University of Iowa Wall of Honor On August 31, 2013, the University of Iowa completed a Wall of Honor at Kinnick Stadium, not unlike the “Ring…

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Clinton High School Hall of Fame

The evening of August 30, 2013, I had the privilege of traveling to Clinton, Iowa, where Duke Slater was being inducted into the Clinton High School Hall of Fame.  I arrived at Clinton High’s football field about an hour before the induction ceremony.   After going to so many college football games, I have to admit it was pretty refreshing to pay five bucks to get into a football game!  I paid an extra dollar to get the game program, which had photos of all the inductees. Here’s a closer look at the 2013 Clinton High School Hall of Fame…

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University of Iowa Wall of Honor

With the unveiling of the University of Iowa Wall of Honor, the weekend of August 30-31, 2013, is shaping up to be a huge one for the legacy of Duke Slater. As readers of this site know, I’ve become a major supporter of Duke Slater since having my biography of him published last fall.  I truly felt that Slater has been underappreciated for his contributions to American sports history.  As such, I wrote a series of six posts on how we can get “Justice for the Judge” and get Duke the recognition he deserves. Well, I’m very pleased to report…

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