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Duke Slater for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

(This is the sixth and final installment in a special series on getting “Justice for the Judge.”) In this Justice for the Judge series, we have explored several ways that Duke Slater can be given the proper respect he deserves for his unique role in American sports history. But quite possibly the greatest honor that Slater has been unfairly denied is induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Duke Slater for the Pro Football Hall of Fame I spend a lot of time making Slater’s Hall of Fame case in the book Duke Slater, so I won’t…

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Hawkeyes Revisited: Duke Slater

I wrote a book with over 220 pages about Duke Slater, so I could talk about him all day.  In terms of contributions to the Hawkeye athletic department, on the field and off, Duke Slater is, in my opinion, the greatest Hawkeye athlete of all time.  There are so many facets and aspects to his contributions to American sports that it seems impossible to cover them all.  But in this edition of Hawkeyes Revisited, I’m going to try to give you a quick overview of one of the most remarkable athletes of the twentieth century. Duke Slater Frederick Wayman Slater was…

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