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Greatest Moments in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History Hardcover – September 1, 1998
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From the Publisher
"One broadcast fault acquired (in my first Iowa game) is still with me. The inability to be impartial when Iowa takes the field. A fighting courage, good for 60 minutes of every game, made me an Iowan that first day, and that same courage has been typical of every Iowa team in the four years since." Former WHO radio broadcaster (19321936) and 40th president of the United States, the late Ronald Reagan, in 1936 --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
From the Inside Flap
Kinnick, Karras, Jeter, Long, Evashevski, Devine, Slater, Harmon, Jones, Anderson and Frythey are among the icons of Iowa Hawkeyes football. For more than 100 years these men in black and gold have been dominant rulers of the college football gridiron. Beginning with Howard Jones great teams from 1916 to 1923, the Hawkeyesled by Aubrey Devine, Duke Slater and Gordon Lockeestablished themselves as one of the games elite forces. They stopped Knute Rocknes unbeaten Irishmen, 107, in 1921 and defeated storied Yale the following year, 6-0, thus building the cornerstone for Iowas great football legacy.
Eddie Andersons "Ironmen," who were led by Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick, ruled the Midwest in 1939 by defeating powerhouses Notre Dame, Minnesota and Wisconsin, en route to a 71 season. Then Forest Evashevskis Hawkeyes proved to be the dominant force in the Big Ten throughout the late 1950s, winning a pair of Rose Bowls and a national championship in 1958.
In 1979 Hayden Fry arrived in Iowa City and quickly returned the Hawkeyes to glory by winning three Big Ten crowns and earning three trips to the Rose Bowl in his first 12 seasons. Overall, Fry led Iowa to eight straight bowl games from 1981 to 1988 and 14 bowl games in his 20 remarkable seasons.
Longtime Fry assistant Kirk Ferentz returned to replace the retiring legend in 1999, and thus began another era of dominance that is thriving today. Ferentz has taken the Hawkeyes to five straight bowl games, and from 2002 to 2004 his teams posted win totals of 11, 10, and 10, respectively.
Greatest Moments in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History is the unforgettable story of the special ballplayers and coaches who have taken Iowa to the top of the college football world. Relive the battles against Illinois, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Texas, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan; the aerial bombs of Chuck Long; Duke Slaters blocks; Nile Kinnicks epic passes and downfield runs; and Ronnie Harmons electrifying sweeps.
Greatest Moments in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History is a nostalgic trip down memory lane that will rekindle in every Hawkeyes fan the cherished days, past and present, when Iowa stood above the rest. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.