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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: 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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Random Hash

It’s good to be back!  I had a terrific time in Iowa visiting family over Thanksgiving.  My wife and I were at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, and the season really came full circle for me.  I was in Chicago at Soldier Field when the 2012 Hawkeyes kicked off the season with a victory over Northern Illinois, and I watched them suffer a tough loss against Nebraska to end the year. It was a frustrating season, obviously.  The game against Nebraska was there for the taking…14 points would have gotten the job done.  Just two touchdowns!  But just like the game…

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