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What It Means to Be a Hawkeye Radio Tour

I mentioned in my last post that I’m trying to do a better job of recognizing people in the media who have complimented my books.  I recently looked back at some of my earlier posts and realized that October 2011 was one of the most fun months I’ve had during my writing journey…and so far, I’ve completely failed to mention that month!  So take a trip back with me, if you will, to a year and a half ago – long before this website was launched – and let me tell you about one of my favorite professional experiences: the What It Means to Be a Hawkeye radio tour….

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Hawkeye Personalities: Scothawk

When I first thought about starting a series on Hawkeye personalities, the first guy I wanted to profile was a personality simply known as Scothawk.  Scothawk did more to promote the Hawks in his day than almost anyone around.  A full decade later, his work is still fondly remembered by Hawk fans. Scothawk Scothawk, not surprisingly, is of Scottish ancestry.  Born and raised in Scotland, Scothawk was living in Glasgow when he met his future wife, a Cedar Rapids native.  Mrs. Scothawk was an exchange student at the Adam Smith School of Economics at the time, and after a brief…

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Kirk Ferentz’ Greatest Wins

The wonderful double-overtime victory over Michigan State this weekend marked Kirk Ferentz’ 100th victory as head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes!  That’s a tremendous accomplishment.  In honor of Ferentz’ 100th win at Iowa, it seems appropriate to take a look back at some of his greatest coaching victories. Kirk Ferentz’ Greatest Wins In chronological order, here are a few of the most memorable victories in Coach Kirk Ferentz’ tenure at Iowa! September 18, 1999 – Iowa 24, Northern Illinois 0 (win #1) The first win of Kirk Ferentz’ career…I remember it well; I was a sophomore at the University of…

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