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Townie Hawk: Hawk Couture

Ah, football. What is it about this sport? It’s more than the hot chocolate warming our hands through our mittens, the bass drum catching hold of the chilly air, or the outsized energy of the players. For me, after all the touchdowns are tallied and all the drinks are drained, the greatest thing about this […]

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Townie Hawk: For the Boys

There is a man in my life who is 15 years younger than me. He is my brother—and he is a kid who was raised in youth sports. From an early age, Patrick’s care and tutelage was entrusted to coaches. Adult men worked with him one-on-one to develop his skills and grow his potential, taking […]

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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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Townie Hawk: Bears Beat

After a season that began with high hopes and ended with stories of high players, people are looking elsewhere for their football fix as we enter the time of year where games have real meaning. Sure, the Hawks were invited to the Insight Bowl (motto: “Arizona is warmer than wherever the hell you’re from this […]

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Townie Hawk: Hawk Blocked

Hey Ricky, You so Fine No denying, he’s got the numbers. Ricky Stanzi is a better QB than he was last year. With just four interceptions (vs. 15 last year) and a higher completion percentage, Ricky’s made marked improvements that are worthy of respect. In his final bowl game, his senior year, he’s our man. […]

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Townie Hawk: In Defense of Fans

It’s not particularly hip to be a fan. Not that I’ve noticed, anyway. I’ve personally suffered many an eye-roll from less fanatic friends and I’ve seen fellow fans dressed in their Hawkeye garb just barely get a drink served to them in certain elite Northside establishments. I’ve felt a pang of embarrassment hearing a nearby […]

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