Below is the full review that Mike Hlas gave on July 22, 2011, about What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: A new book about Iowa Hawkeyes football has some good perspectives from former players. Normally, I roll my eyes when I get sent a copy of a book about University of Iowa football. I know how the games turned out. I’ve heard (and covered) the stories. So I seldom read the books. But I’ll step out of character and recommend one called What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: Kirk Ferentz and Iowa’s Greatest Players. The reason I think…

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Mike Hlas

Triumph Books, our publisher for What It Means to Be a Hawkeye, was first-class all the way.  They did a great job promoting the book and setting up interviews with radio and print media.  I’ll never forget the first interview they arranged for me to do for What It Means to Be a Hawkeye…with the Cedar Rapids Gazette‘s Mike Hlas. Mike Hlas Mike Hlas works as a sports columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and maintains a blog appropriately called The Hlog.  On a side note, the Gazette, with Hlas, Marc Morehouse, and Scott Dochterman, almost seem greedy for hogging…

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What It Means to Be a Hawkeye

On August 9, 2011, What It Means to Be a Hawkeye was released by Triumph Books.  What It Means to Be a Hawkeye is made up entirely of first-person narratives from sixty former Hawkeye student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. Each former player reflects back on the circumstances that led him to the University of Iowa, the big wins, the crushing defeats, how the university impacted his life after graduation, and what it means – to him – to be a Hawkeye. About What It Means to Be a Hawkeye The sixty Hawkeyes interviewed span eight decades of Iowa football.  They range from George Frye and Henry Vollenweider,…

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