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Gordon Locke’s Jersey Number

At the risk of causing a bit of embarrassment to the school I love, I think it’s important to mention an error I noticed when I was back in Iowa City for the University of Iowa Wall of Honor ceremony.  Let me be clear…I’m thrilled that the university chose to recognize the accomplishments of nine past Hawkeye legends with a place on their Wall of Honor.  Unfortunately, even great ideas like that can sometimes go awry…and it appears that former Hawkeye great Gordon Locke’s jersey number has thrown a monkey wrench into the proceedings. Hawkeye Greats and Their Jersey Numbers…

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Howard Jones

(This post on Howard Jones, which originally appeared on, is the second in a four-part series on the men who coached Duke Slater during his career.) Duke Slater played four seasons of college football at the University of Iowa from 1918-1921. It was during these four years that Slater rose to fame as one of the nation’s top athletes. His college head football coach, Howard Jones, assembled the squad that established the Hawkeyes as a powerhouse and aided Slater’s bid for national honors. Background Howard Harding Jones was born in 1885 in southwest Ohio. Like most coaches of his…

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Hawkeye Book Review: Slater of Iowa

It’s probably appropriate that the first book I cover in the Hawkeye Book Review is one that I drew upon during the writing of my most recent book: Slater of Iowa. Slater of Iowa Book Details Title: Slater of Iowa Author: James Andrew Peterson, a Chicago lawyer and president of Hinckley & Schmitt bottling company Publication Year: 1958 Publisher: Hinckley & Schmitt Number of pages: 42 pages Where to buy: Purchase link Book Description From 1934-1976, the Chicago College All-Star Game pitted an all-star team of college football stars against that year’s defending NFL champions.  It was an intriguing game during this time period when…

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