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100th Post!

It’s hard to believe, but this is my 100th post on!  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 Videos: Big Ten Icons – Nile Kinnick

All this week, we’ve taken a look back at some of the documentaries that have been made about 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick (including here, here, and here!)  Today is the fourth and final post on that subject, and we finish by featuring Kinnick’s entry in the Big Ten Network series, Big Ten Icons. Big Ten Icons: Nile Kinnick This is the most recent Kinnick documentary, made in 2010.   It was part of a series the network did on the great athletes in Big Ten history.  The network ranked Kinnick #7 on the conference list.  The documentary is narrated…

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Random Hash

It’s good to be back!  I had a terrific time in Iowa visiting family over Thanksgiving.  My wife and I were at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, and the season really came full circle for me.  I was in Chicago at Soldier Field when the 2012 Hawkeyes kicked off the season with a victory over Northern Illinois, and I watched them suffer a tough loss against Nebraska to end the year. It was a frustrating season, obviously.  The game against Nebraska was there for the taking…14 points would have gotten the job done.  Just two touchdowns!  But just like the game…

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