Archive for 'Gus Schrader'

Hawkeyes Revisited: Nile Kinnick

This post was originally designed to close out Heisman Trophy week, but life intervened.  After a brief delay, it’s time to revisit the most beloved Iowa football player of all – 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. A Quintessential Iowan One of the main reasons why Iowa fans love Nile Kinnick is because he was one of us.  Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr., was born on July 9, 1918, during the peak of World War I.  Nile was the oldest of three boys born to Nile Clark Kinnick, Sr., and Francis Clarke.  Francis’ father, George W. Clarke, graduated from the University of Iowa…

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Mike Chapman

I love the Iowa Hawkeyes, which means I’m a huge supporter of Iowa’s most successful athletic program – Hawkeye wrestling!  With that said, I’m not as knowledgeable about the history of the sport of wrestling as I should be.  To remedy that, I’ve spent a lot of time reading the work of the greatest writer to cover the sport of wrestling – Mike Chapman. Mike Chapman Chapman was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa…the hometown of Dan Gable.  He developed a passion for the sport of wrestling at an early age and was an impressive athlete himself.  Although he didn’t…

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Random Hash

Hey again, Hawk fans!  Unless you’ve been a Hawkeye fan for several decades, or unless you’re just a Hawkeye sports history nut like me, then the title of this post probably doesn’t make sense.  I’m guessing that’s the case for most people reading this, so before I go any further, I’ll lay it out for you with a Gus Schrader story. Gus Schrader and the Meaning of Hash Schrader worked at the Cedar Rapids Gazette from 1951-1978 and wrote a very popular column called “Red Peppers.”  Most of the time, he filled his column with a Hawkeye sports story. But…

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