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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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100th Post!

It’s hard to believe, but this is my 100th post on NealRozendaal.com!  Since I love big round numbers, that means it’s time for a mini-celebration. Hawkeye Blogs I realized I was approaching 100 posts a little while back, and I was trying to put it into some kind of perspective.  The best way that I could think of to do that was to look at other Hawkeye blogs I love. I had been reading various Hawkeye blogs for years before I started this site.  I decided the other day to go through my computer and take a note of every…

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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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