Archive for 'Ron Maly'

100th Post!

It’s hard to believe, but this is my 100th post on NealRozendaal.com!  Since I love big round numbers, that means it’s time for a mini-celebration. Hawkeye Blogs I realized I was approaching 100 posts a little while back, and I was trying to put it into some kind of perspective.  The best way that I could think of to do that was to look at other Hawkeye blogs I love. I had been reading various Hawkeye blogs for years before I started this site.  I decided the other day to go through my computer and take a note of every…

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Duke Slater Review – Ron Maly

I recently asked Ron Maly, a Hawkeye author himself, for his take on my latest book about Hawkeye great Duke Slater.  As Maly was looking it over, I had an opportunity to help him track down another former Hawk in need of recognition. Al Miller On Maly’s blog last week, he put out a search request for former Hawkeye Al Miller.  Miller played football for Coach Evashevski at Iowa and lettered in 1958 and 1959.  He lined up at the end position and was a member of the squad that played in the 1959 Rose Bowl. After graduation, Miller went…

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Ron Maly

As a Hawkeye author, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the wonderful sportswriters that have covered the Hawkeyes over the years.  While promoting my latest book the past few weeks, I’ve been blessed to be able to talk with Ron Maly, one of the best Iowa sportswriters ever. Ron Maly Ron Maly covered the Iowa sports scene for nearly four decades with the Des Moines Register.  He got his start in sportswriting early.  Maly, a Cedar Rapids native, was hired to cover high school sports for the Cedar Rapids Gazette at the age of 15.  He kept that…

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