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Kirk Ferentz’ Greatest Wins

The wonderful double-overtime victory over Michigan State this weekend marked Kirk Ferentz’ 100th victory as head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes!  That’s a tremendous accomplishment.  In honor of Ferentz’ 100th win at Iowa, it seems appropriate to take a look back at some of his greatest coaching victories. Kirk Ferentz’ Greatest Wins In chronological order, here are a few of the most memorable victories in Coach Kirk Ferentz’ tenure at Iowa! September 18, 1999 – Iowa 24, Northern Illinois 0 (win #1) The first win of Kirk Ferentz’ career…I remember it well; I was a sophomore at the University of…

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Below is a portion of the review that Daily Iowan sports editor Seth Roberts gave on July 28, 2011, about What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: Officially written by three Iowa graduates, the book is a compilation of essays written by dozens of Hawkeye football greats, ranging from ‘60s-era running back Silas McKinnie to contemporary quarterback Ricky Stanzi — and everyone in between… The real strength of the compilation is its range of contributors, from the wife of 1930s offensive end Erwin Prasse to Brad Banks, the closest Iowa has come to a Heisman Trophy since Chuck Long. Each…

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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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