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Western Interstate University Football Association

In light of my post about Frank Holbrook, I decided to take a closer look at Iowa’s first conference: the Western Interstate University Football Association, which Iowa was a member of for six seasons from 1892-1897. According to my research, the WIUFA – along with the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest, which was also founded in 1892 – was the first interstate football conference between what are now Division I-A schools.  At least three football conferences predate the WIUFA, but these leagues were single-state conferences with schools in Illinois, Indiana, and Kansas, respectively. The Western Interstate University Football Association Membership in the…

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Random Hash

Seems like a random hash sort of day…a few random thoughts on Hawkeye football, basketball, and wrestling.  Also, we take a quick look at a site put together by a former Hawk lineman. The State of Hawkeye Football Well, Iowa’s third straight loss drops the Hawks to 4-5 overall and puts them in severe jeopardy of missing their first bowl game in five years.  Barring a surprising reversal, this is looking like Iowa’s worst football team since 2000. I know there are many fans out there who are very dissatisfied with Coach Kirk Ferentz, and that’s understandable given Iowa’s play…

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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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