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Gordon Locke’s Jersey Number

At the risk of causing a bit of embarrassment to the school I love, I think it’s important to mention an error I noticed when I was back in Iowa City for the University of Iowa Wall of Honor ceremony.  Let me be clear…I’m thrilled that the university chose to recognize the accomplishments of nine past Hawkeye legends with a place on their Wall of Honor.  Unfortunately, even great ideas like that can sometimes go awry…and it appears that former Hawkeye great Gordon Locke’s jersey number has thrown a monkey wrench into the proceedings. Hawkeye Greats and Their Jersey Numbers…

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Random Hash

I’ve been writing a lot about Duke Slater on this site the last week or two…there’s a reason for that.  I’ll explain why – and touch on a few other Slater-related topics – in today’s special Duke Slater edition of Random Hash. The New Home of Duke Slater As you may have noticed, there have been a few changes to this site over the past week.  I’m in the process of closing down DukeSlater.com, my site dedicated to Duke Slater which is the first link under my blogroll on the right.  You can read more about my reasons for doing so over there, but…

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Ron Gonder

My co-authors and I interviewed sixty of the biggest names in Hawkeye sports for our book, Hawkeye Greats, By the Numbers.   These interviews included both former athletes and members of the Iowa media.  One of the highlights was talking with Hawkeye institutions like Jim Zabel, Bob Brooks, and Ron Gonder.  Everyone we spoke with was great, but Gonder stood out as a truly classy guy. Ron Gonder’s background Ron Gonder grew up in Youngstown, New York, where he became a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  As a young boy listening to hockey over the radio, Gonder fell in love with play-by-play.  He wound…

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