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Fry Fest 2011

Since I’ve been spending some time in the wayback machine lately, I’ll offer up one last retro post looking back at Fry Fest 2011! Fry Fest 2011 Fry Fest was started in 2009.  I didn’t attend the inaugural Fry Fest, as I spent the weekend with my new girlfriend (now wife) Ashley watching the Hawks survive against Northern Iowa.  My first Fry Fest experience was in 2010 and I had an incredible time…something I’ll need to write about in the future. But this post is about the third annual Fry Fest, held on September 2, 2011.  It was Dan Gable day at Fry Fest,…

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Below is the full review that Mike Hlas gave on July 22, 2011, about What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: A new book about Iowa Hawkeyes football has some good perspectives from former players. Normally, I roll my eyes when I get sent a copy of a book about University of Iowa football. I know how the games turned out. I’ve heard (and covered) the stories. So I seldom read the books. But I’ll step out of character and recommend one called What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: Kirk Ferentz and Iowa’s Greatest Players. The reason I think…

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What It Means to Be a Hawkeye

On August 9, 2011, What It Means to Be a Hawkeye was released by Triumph Books.  What It Means to Be a Hawkeye is made up entirely of first-person narratives from sixty former Hawkeye student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. Each former player reflects back on the circumstances that led him to the University of Iowa, the big wins, the crushing defeats, how the university impacted his life after graduation, and what it means – to him – to be a Hawkeye. About What It Means to Be a Hawkeye The sixty Hawkeyes interviewed span eight decades of Iowa football.  They range from George Frye and Henry Vollenweider,…

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