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African-Americans in Big Ten Football, 1890-1963

Recently we took a look back at black pioneers of Hawkeye football.  No other football program in the Big Ten – or in Division I-A football – can claim such an extensive a list of early African-American standouts.  Still, every Big Ten football program has one or more racial trailblazers worthy of being remembered. Unfortunately, a comprehensive list of African-Americans in Big Ten football from the pre-World War II era has never been compiled.  It’s only recently that schools have seen fit to list and commemorate these pioneers.  I wasn’t able to find a list of African-American football standouts for…

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Random Hash

It’s been a busy week, with the Super Bowl last week and the new Pro Football Hall of Fame class being announced.  Throw in the fact that it’s Black History Month, and it’s a busy time in the world of sports.  And on that note, with a nod as always to Gus Schrader, here’s another edition of Random Hash! Super Bowl Reaction First of all, congratulations to Marshal Yanda and Sean Considine on winning Super Bowl rings with the Baltimore Ravens!!  I’m very, very happy for both former Hawks.  I spent a lot of time writing about Marshal Yanda and…

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