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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)

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Oscars 2018: What we learned

Breaking the Fourth Wall, a term in cinema described for when characters grasp their fictional nature and directly approach the audience. For this column, I will be breaking the fourth wall by conveying to anyone with a passion for movies and television the next best flick, or recent trend in this entertainment medium. Image via: WSIU radio

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           With the Oscars tomorrow, I thought it was an appropriate time for me to release my top five all-time favorite sports movies. I did not use any sort of complicated scientific formula to come up with them. This is just a list of my five favorite sports films. I believe all of these films do a great job portraying their respective sport, and showing that often, sports are much more than just a game. Trouble With the Curve I know this movie is relatively new, but it has already become one of my favorites. Clit Eastwood plays a main character … Continued

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