Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

Nile Kinnick unveiled as Big Ten Icon 7

Big Ten Icons, a program on the Big Ten Network, is counting down the top 50 student-athletes in conference history based solely on their collegiate careers. The network unveiled Big Ten Icon 7 as Iowa’s Nile Kinnick. Presented by Discover and hosted by Keith Jackson, Big Ten Icons airs IMMEDIATELY following the Iowa-Indiana men’s basketball game, at approximately 5 p.m….

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Olympic Greatness Headed for Iowa City?

Last week, we told you about Dan Gable’s appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode—in which the Olympic champion surprised a Kentucky family with a love for wrestling, but no connection to Iowa—demonstrates the far-reaching impact of the Hawkeye wrestling program.

On Wednesday, U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Wrestling, and USA Weightlifting officials may bolster that legacy by making Iowa City…

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