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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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Hawkeyes Revisited: Tim Dwight

Who better to kick off this new series on past Hawkeye greats than Tim Dwight, one of the most beloved Hawkeye athletes of all time?  It has been nearly 15 years since he last donned a black and gold football jersey, but he remains just as popular in Iowa today as he has ever been. A Little Hawk Timothy John Dwight, Jr., was always small in stature, at least as far as height and weight goes.  Even in his NFL days, he was only listed at 5’8″, 180 pounds.  So it seems appropriate that this little Hawkeye rose to fame as a Little Hawk. As a track and football…

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