Iowa Hawkeye Football Archives

Random Hash

Here I am, back again…with another edition of Random Hash! Gone Through November Well, as you might have noticed, I’ve been a bit absent lately…in fact, I was MIA through the entire month of November!  Truth be told, I’ve been hard at work conducting research for my fourth book. People sometimes ask me how hard it is to write a book.  Not surprisingly, I can honestly tell you that it’s very hard…at least it’s hard to do reasonably well.  But as difficult as the writing is, it’s actually much more difficult to do all the research beforehand. Take my latest book…

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Hayden Fry’s Greatest Wins

Recently I had a surge of interest in my post on Kirk Ferentz’ greatest wins.  Well, Hayden Fry recently turned 84 years old, and I thought it might be nice to do the same for him!  So let’s take a moment to look back at some of the greatest Iowa coaching victories of Hawkeye great Hayden Fry. Hayden Fry’s Greatest Wins In chronological order, here are 25 of the most memorable victories for the Hawkeyes in Fry’s brilliant two-decade career as the head Hawk! September 29, 1979 – Iowa 30, Iowa State 14 (win #1) Hayden Fry brought 89 coaching victories with him from…

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Hawkeye Videos: The Fame of the Black and Gold

In another installment of Hawkeye Videos, here are three Duke Slater video clips for Hawk fans to enjoy! Duke Slater, All-American Because Duke Slater retired from the NFL over eighty years ago, it’s exceedingly difficult to find video footage of the football legend.  I have looked everywhere for film of Duke, but so far, I have only been able to uncover one short clip where Slater is clearly identifiable. In 1946, a nationwide poll of 600 sportswriters, coaches, and other critics named Slater an all-time All-American.  The honorees were recognized at an exhibition game between the Chicago Bears and New…

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