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African-Americans in Hawkeye Sports, 1895-1961

The University of Iowa has a long and noteworthy history of providing athletic opportunities for African-Americans, particularly during times when such opportunities were uncommon elsewhere.  As part of Black History Month, I think it’s important to take a look at some of these pioneers for African-Americans in Hawkeye sports and recognize their accomplishments. African-Americans in Hawkeye Sports – The First Three The first three African-American athletes I’ve been able to identify from the University of Iowa were Frank Holbrook, Archie Alexander, and Duke Slater. Frank Holbrook, who I discussed indepth in a previous post, was Iowa’s first black athlete, lettering for the Hawkeye…

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Great Hawkeye Super Bowl Performances

Earlier this week, we took a look at all the Iowa Hawkeye players who went on to play in the Super Bowl.  Today it’s time to recognize some of their finest moments on football’s biggest stage.  Here are eight of the greatest Hawkeye Super Bowl performances ever. Wally Hilgenberg – Super Bowl IV Wally Hilgenberg was an outstanding linebacker who played in four Super Bowls as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.  Because of his talent and four appearances in the Big Game, it should come as little surprise that he leads all Hawkeyes in career Super Bowl tackles, racking…

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Holiday Hawkeye Performances

The holiday season is here, which means we’ve hit a slow period in Hawkeye sports.  Iowa wrestling is on hiatus until 2013.  Iowa men’s basketball has only tonight’s contest with Coppin State left until the opening of the Big Ten season against Indiana on New Year’s Eve. Some Hawk fans aren’t keen on the idea of playing the talented Hoosiers at 3 PM on a holiday, but I’m all for it.  Some of the greatest moments in Iowa football and basketball history have taken place on a holiday.  And with that, let’s take a look at ten great Hawkeye holiday performances. Halloween – October 31,…

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