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The 50 Greatest Plays in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History
The 50 Greatest Plays in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History

The 50 Greatest Plays in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History

By Michael Maxwell, Foreword by Kirk Ferentz, Foreword by Gary Dolphin

The 50 Greatest Plays

SPORTS & RECREATION

218 Pages, 8 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

ISBN 9781600781278

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Triumph Books (Aug 2008)

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Overview

The play-by-play account of the best Iowa Hawkeyes moments
In a series that explores the logic-defying comebacks and tough losses, the dramatic interceptions, fumbles, game-winning field goals, and touchdowns that shape a fan’s greatest memories of their beloved team, this book does not disappoint as the ultimate collector’s item for Hawkeyes fans. It chronicles the most famous moments in the University of Iowa’s football history, including Warren Holloway's miraculous game-ending catch in the Capital One Bowl; "The Kick," Rob Houghtlin's game-winning 29-yard field goal against Michigan in 1985; Gordon Locke's one-yard touchdown plunge to hand Notre Dame their first loss in three years; and Chuck Long's touchdown run in the closing minute to clinch a comeback win over Michigan State. The descriptions of each play are accompanied with game information and quotes from participants, players, and observers with firsthand accounts.

Author Biography

Michael Maxwell is an environmental consultant. He earned his MS in geology at the University of Iowa. He lives in Chicago. Kirk Ferentz is the head football coach at the University of Iowa. He is formerly head football coach at the University of Maine, and was assistant coach to the Cleveland Browns and also the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was a linebacker with the University of Connecticut as a college student. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Gary Dolphin is the radio play-by-play broadcaster for the University of Iowa football and men's basketball teams for Learfield Sports and the Iowa Hawkeye Sports Network. He has held various other positions on radio and television, including a broadcaster position with Northwestern University athletics. He has twice been named "Iowa Sportscaster of the Year" by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He lives in Peosta, Iowa.

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THE 50 GREATEST PLAYS IN IOWA HAWKEYES FOOTBALL HISTORY

By Michael Maxwell/Forewords by Kirk Ferentz & Gary Dolphin

Contact: Josh Williams, Triumph Books, 312.252.1261, j.williams@triumphbooks.com

Iowa Hawkeyes fans are at their best on beautiful fall days in Iowa City when more than 70,000 pack an electric Kinnick Stadium.   Countless memories have been etched in the minds of Iowa fans, and the best of the best of them are accounted for in the brand new book, The 50 Greatest Plays in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History.

The 50 Greatest Plays in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History by Michael Maxwell (forewords by Kirk Ferentz & Gary Dolphin) was created for serious football fans and those who want to look back on the most memorable games ever while enhancing their Hawkeye IQ.  It reveals special stories and experiences over the decades and memorable moments from the players and coaches who made them happen.  Author and University of Iowa alum Michael Maxwell shares what's really important and chronicles the most famous plays in Hawkeyes history including:

¨       Warren Holloway's miraculous game-ending TD catch to stun LSU in the Capitol One Bowl

¨       "The Kick": Rob Houghtlin's game-winning 29-yard field goal against Michigan in 1985

¨       Gordon Locke's one-yard TD plunge to hand Notre Dame its first loss in three years

¨       Chuck Long's TD run in the closing minute to clinch a comeback win over Michigan State

 

Hawkeye fans should be aware of all these incredible games, plays and stories that have created such a legacy for Iowa over the years.  Chuck Long, Nile Kinnick, Bill Reichardt, Andre Tippett, Brad Banks, Nate Kaeding and many more memorable Hawkeyes players are featured throughout the book.

So whether your favorite memory came in 1957 or 2005, whether it happened in Iowa City or in a bowl game, you know you are part of something special as an Iowa fan.  If you want to call yourself a true Hawkeyes aficionado, increase your knowledge of the program, and experience the full extent of Iowa football, then The 50 Greatest Plays in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History is a must read. 

About the author:

Michael Maxwell was born and raised in upstate New York.  After earning a bachelor's degree in geological sciences from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo, he enrolled at the University of Iowa as a graduate student in 1994.  He earned a master's degree in geology from Iowa in 1996 and has worked as an environmental consultant in Chicago for more than 12 years.  This book represents the first of what Maxwell hopes will be many published works relating to college and professional sports.

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Hardbound ● $24.95 ● 8 1/8 x 9 1/8 ● 219 pages ● 1-color; photos throughout ● ISBN: 978-1-60078-127-8 ● PUB DATE: August 2008