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Great Hawkeye Basketball Coaches

I’m not sure what it is – maybe it was my recent post about Steve Alford or the fact that Iowa’s run to the Final Four of the 2013 NIT Tournament has established Fran McCaffery as one of my favorite Iowa basketball coaches in recent memory – but I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the great coaches who have led Hawkeye basketball over the years.  Rollie Williams, Pops Harrison, Sharm Scheuerman, George Raveling, and – yes – Steve Alford all had highlight moments at Iowa, but really, five coaches stand out to me as the best of the best…

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Howard Jones

(This post on Howard Jones, which originally appeared on, is the second in a four-part series on the men who coached Duke Slater during his career.) Duke Slater played four seasons of college football at the University of Iowa from 1918-1921. It was during these four years that Slater rose to fame as one of the nation’s top athletes. His college head football coach, Howard Jones, assembled the squad that established the Hawkeyes as a powerhouse and aided Slater’s bid for national honors. Background Howard Harding Jones was born in 1885 in southwest Ohio. Like most coaches of his…

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Hawkeye Book Review: Slater of Iowa

It’s probably appropriate that the first book I cover in the Hawkeye Book Review is one that I drew upon during the writing of my most recent book: Slater of Iowa. Slater of Iowa Book Details Title: Slater of Iowa Author: James Andrew Peterson, a Chicago lawyer and president of Hinckley & Schmitt bottling company Publication Year: 1958 Publisher: Hinckley & Schmitt Number of pages: 42 pages Where to buy: Purchase link Book Description From 1934-1976, the Chicago College All-Star Game pitted an all-star team of college football stars against that year’s defending NFL champions.  It was an intriguing game during this time period when…

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