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Random Hash

I hope you’ve been enjoying my special posts celebrating Super Bowl week.  However, I need to interrupt the festivities briefly…with a super edition of Random Hash! Chris Street and Hawkeye Basketball I have to admit…I was very impressed two weeks ago with how the university handled the 20th anniversary of the passing of Chris Street.  The CMS patches on the jerseys and the Chris Street warmup shirts were a great idea, and the crowd clearly rose to the occasion.  You could tell that the Hawkeye fans just weren’t going to let the team lose to Wisconsin.  After the game, the…

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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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