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Townie Hawk: Iowa football’s greatest hits and misses

If you’ve watched the Hawks for any length of time, you know that they’ve got a few go-to plays that are the bread and butter of their game. Sit through a single series, and you quickly realize that our offensive strategy is to run two out of every three downs. Yet, in the UNI and Wisconsin games there was some spark of a passing game that sent Hawkeye hearts aflutter. […]

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Townie Hawk: From combines to casket coolers — A journey through Hawkeye tailgates

If any sports-related event is evidence that being a fan is more about togetherness than trophies, it’s the tailgate. I walked to Kinnick the day of the Iowa vs. Iowa State game to get some insights into this unique cultural phenomenon from the die-hards who do it every gameday. […]

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Townie Hawk: Snack-sized Big Ten football facts (and drink recommendations) to share at your next tailgate

Welcome back to football, fans of the sport and/or binge drinking. The Big Ten season opener against Wisconsin glimmers on the horizon, and with it comes the sick dread of unspecified mayhem that only a true Hawkeye fan can understand. Will we play the spoiler to someone else’s championship season (Ohio State last year, anyone?) […]

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Townie Hawk: Comfort Food for Hawkeye Hearts

As the specter of a losing season lurks in our Hawkeye hearts, how do loyal fans tame their hunger for victory? With recipes that cook up the Big Ten teams we wish we’d had for dinner. As a proper Midwesterner, I know the best way to bury your emotions is by shoveling your face full […]

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Townie Hawk: Hawkeye Confidential – an interview with the Iowa Hawkeyes

When it comes time for Hawkeye Football Media Day, Little Village always puts our Hawks to the test with a barrage of really tough questions, like “What’s on your iPod?” and “Where is your favorite place to eat in Iowa City?” Through intrepid, hard-nosed reporting, we uncovered the team’s interesting array of personal tastes, from […]

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Townie Hawk: Put a little cheer in your beer!

We all know there’s no better place to watch the Hawkeyes take the field than Kinnick Sweet Kinnick, but for those who aren’t season ticket holders or rich people, we offer a list of our favorite spots to catch the Hawks.   The Deadwood  6 S. Dubuque Street Every Saturday, a delectable fragrance wafts out […]

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Townie Hawk: HawkID – Why are we called Hawkeyes, anyway?

Welcome back Hawk fans! Some of you are perusing your first ever issue of Little Village. How’s it feel? Pretty great? Go Hawks. But perhaps you, and even past readers, may wonder: What in the world is a football column doing in my town’s, like, indy-alt-rag?  It’s a fair question. I guess it’s about acknowledging […]

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Townie Hawk: What's in a View?

Saturday, Sept. 24 marked my first foray into an echelon of sports-reporting I’d previously only dreamed of: a seat in the Paul W. Brechler Press Box. I was given the privilege of witnessing the Hawks trounce Lousiana-Monroe on our home turf, far above the madding crowds of Kinnick. […]

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Townie Hawk: Staying the Course

Realists and dreamers alike know that real love stays, through both triumph and tragedy. Woe be to the Hawkeyes if we were the kind of fans who left the stadium every time there was a deluge, or left the Deadwood every time they ran out of Sally’s kick-ass chili. There’s a lot of season left […]

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