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Random Hash

I’ve been writing a lot about Duke Slater on this site the last week or two…there’s a reason for that.  I’ll explain why – and touch on a few other Slater-related topics – in today’s special Duke Slater edition of Random Hash. The New Home of Duke Slater As you may have noticed, there have been a few changes to this site over the past week.  I’m in the process of closing down DukeSlater.com, my site dedicated to Duke Slater which is the first link under my blogroll on the right.  You can read more about my reasons for doing so over there, but…

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Hawkeye Videos: Big Ten Icons – Nile Kinnick

All this week, we’ve taken a look back at some of the documentaries that have been made about 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick (including here, here, and here!)  Today is the fourth and final post on that subject, and we finish by featuring Kinnick’s entry in the Big Ten Network series, Big Ten Icons. Big Ten Icons: Nile Kinnick This is the most recent Kinnick documentary, made in 2010.   It was part of a series the network did on the great athletes in Big Ten history.  The network ranked Kinnick #7 on the conference list.  The documentary is narrated…

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Floyd of Rosedale

Well, folks, the Hawkeye football team has taken its lumps this year, no doubt about it.  But it’s time to start Big Ten play against Minnesota, and that means it’s time for the annual battle over Floyd of Rosedale. Who or what is Floyd of Rosedale?  I wrote an article on that subject for Wikipedia years ago, and many Hawkeye fans already know all about Floyd.  Still, even if you’ve already heard the Floyd of Rosedale story, take a minute to read it over again.  If you’ve never heard the story, well, get ready for a treat, because it’s one of…

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