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Lute Olson (1934-2020): A transcendental figure in Iowa sports history

The late 1970s into the early 1980s was a whirlwind for Iowa Hawkeye athletics. Iowa Wrestling was in the midst of becoming one of the greatest sports dynasties of the 20th century, Hayden Fry had begun raising Iowa football from the ashes of irrelevancy, and a spunky, young coach from Long Beach State had just taken over Iowa men’s basketball. Lute Olson grew up in the rural countryside of North Dakota where he became a star high school guard in basketball and eventually would play out his college days at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Following his playing days, Olson spent … Continued

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Makeda Scott

21 year- old Makeda Scott was found dead in lake MacBride Monday, June 9. (image via @majaxella on Twitter)

The Alt Rock Chick: Of Monsters and Men

I’ll never forget the first time I heard Of Monsters and Men. I was 14 and on the cusp of discovering my love for Alternative Rock music. It was the age that I ditched the empty, Top 40 Hits nonsense and finally acquired an actual music taste. I dove deep into the excitement of finding new bands, plucking them from obscurity and bringing them to life inside the purple walls of my childhood bedroom. I was on vacation with my family in Colorado, listening to Pandora in the twin bed of our rented condo. “Sloom” trickled through my earbuds and … Continued

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