Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hawkeye Homecoming Centennial

The game of football had seen some significant changes just before the first Homecoming contest was held against Wisconsin on November 23, 1912. The length of the field was changed from 110 yards with no end zones to 100 yards plus two 10-yard end zones. In addition, teams now had four downs to advance the ball instead of three, and a…

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Big Ten Network Goes All Iowa, All Day

The Big Ten Network is making tomorrow “Iowa Day,” with a full slate of programming focusing on the Hawkeyes. The day kicks off at 5 a.m. with an airing of the 2009 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, followed by an in-depth look at Hawkeye wrestling legend Dan Gable courtesy of the Big Ten Icons series. The rest of the slate includes…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: June 26, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (“This is a view from which UI building?”) is:

Seashore Hall.

As several astute commenters have pointed out, the building served as the original University Hospital from 1897-1929. After the hospital moved to the west side of the Iowa River, the structure was converted to classroom space and renamed East Hall. Finally, in…

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Cars of a Certain Age

Traversing the streets of Cuba are tens of thousands of American cars from the 1950s and 60s, manufactured and imported before the embargo of 1962. Some visitors to the country feel like they’ve gone back in time after seeing so many vintage cars still on the road.

Taking a closer look, the ingenuity of the Cuban people in keeping these cars…

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Get in the Game!

If you haven’t checked out our Football Weekend Giveaway yet, click here to enter for a chance to win two club seats to the Iowa vs. Penn State game on October 20. The night game will be one of the highlights of the season, and we’re looking forward to showing the Nittany Lions some Hawkeye hospitality!

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100 Days until the 100th Anniversary of UI Homecoming!

For the past century, thousands of Hawkeyes have returned to their alma mater for the annual Homecoming weekend. Iowa City welcomes these loyal alumni with floats, parades, reunions, and, of course, a great football game. We look forward to welcoming you back again this fall on September 29 for the big centennial celebration!

The Homecoming Council has been busy over the…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: June 19, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (Which UI building, located on the Pentacrest, contains a giant sloth exhibit?) is:

Macbride Hall, housing the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History.

The sloth’s name is Rusty, and visitors to the museum can see him dressed up in different outfits throughout the year. Around 40,000 people visit the exhibit annually, and Rusty has Facebook

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Tuesday Trivia: June 19, 2012

Tuesday Trivia Question:

Which UI building, located on the Pentacrest, contains a giant sloth exhibit?

Submit your answer here for a chance to win a prize: http://www.iowalum.com/trivia.

Previous questions:

- Which TV show, aired during the ‘90s, featured a character named to honor Iowa’s Hayden Fry?

- Which two dorms on the University of Iowa’s west campus are connected by an underground tunnel?

- After Iowa and Iowa State stopped…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: June 12, 2012

The answer to last week’s trivia question (Which TV show, aired during the ‘90s, featured a character named to honor Iowa’s Hayden Fry?) is:

Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox.

The show’s creator, Iowa alumnus Barry Kemp, 71BA, named the lead character to honor legendary football coach Hayden Fry. Though the show was set in Minnesota, producers featured exterior shots…

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Hawkeyes in Havana

One of the most exciting Iowa Voyagers trips on the 2012 itinerary departs for Cuba this December. Experience the culture, architecture, and history of the Caribbean island with an intimate group—limited to 36 University of Iowa alumni and friends. Long-closed to American travelers, a wealth of fresh experiences awaits the adventurous traveler! We’ll be taking a closer look…

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