Archive for 'Bert McGrane'

Last night we said goodbye to college basketball for another season.  Wrestling season is over as well, and football is still five long months away.  What’s a sports fan to do?  I always suggest reading a great Hawkeye sports book…which means it’s time for another installment of Hawkeye Book Reviews.  Today we take a look at 75 Years with the Fighting Hawkeyes, by Dick Lamb and Bert McGrane. 75 Years with the Fighting Hawkeyes Book Details Title: 75 Years with the Fighting Hawkeyes Authors: Dick Lamb, sports historian; Bert McGrane, longtime sportswriter at the Des Moines Register Publication Year: 1964 Publisher:…

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Hawkeye Flashback: 1953 Notre Dame

People have asked me who I’ll be rooting for in the BCS National Championship game on January 7.  On one side, you have Alabama and all the SEC fans who think they’re better than everyone else.  On the other side, there’s Notre Dame, and all their fans who think they’re better than everyone else. You’d think it would be a tough choice, but I’d much rather see the Crimson Tide come away with a victory.  For one thing, at least the SEC’s arrogance is rooted in recent success on the field.  Notre Dame has made headlines and looked down on…

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