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Steve Alford

Like most college basketball fans, I’ve been watching March Madness.  The highlight of the first day of action was #14 Harvard upsetting #3 New Mexico, led by former Iowa coach Steve Alford.  Many Hawkeye fans still dislike Alford and celebrated New Mexico’s loss.  This has led several people to ask me why he is disliked by many in Iowa and what my personal opinion is of Alford. These are nothing more than my opinions and observations I’ve made from years of being a Hawkeye fan.  Just fair warning!  But here are a few reasons why Steve Alford still captures the…

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What It Means to Be a Hawkeye Radio Tour

I mentioned in my last post that I’m trying to do a better job of recognizing people in the media who have complimented my books.  I recently looked back at some of my earlier posts and realized that October 2011 was one of the most fun months I’ve had during my writing journey…and so far, I’ve completely failed to mention that month!  So take a trip back with me, if you will, to a year and a half ago – long before this website was launched – and let me tell you about one of my favorite professional experiences: the What It Means to Be a Hawkeye radio tour….

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Lopsided Losses in Iowa Football

I love the Iowa Hawkeyes, and I relish Iowa football victories.  But there’s a reality to face in sport…the flip side of the coin is that you don’t win ’em all.  Sometimes your team loses, and every once in a while, they lose big.  That’s what makes sports exciting…the unknown and the risk.  If every game were a big victory, there would be no real drama, now would there? When Iowa was down, 38-0, to Penn State in the fourth quarter Saturday, my thoughts turned to the most lopsided losses in Iowa history.  I love the Hawks, but it’s time…

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