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Aug. 9, 2011

Hawkeye alumni athletes, coaches, broadcasters to appear at Iowa State Fair

Hawkeye fans and fair-goers will have a chance to meet and reminisce with former athletes, coaches and broadcasters at the University of Iowa's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair from Thursday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 22.

Among the "Hawkeye Heroes" appearing at the UI exhibit in the Varied Industries Building will be former UI football and track standout Tim Dwight (football 1994-1997; track 1996, 1998-1999) and Dan Gable (Hawkeye wrestling coach, 1976-1998) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

Several other "Hawkeye Heroes" will visit the UI exhibit, with the schedule as follows:

--Thursday, Aug. 11:
1-3 p.m., Craig Clemons, Football 1969-71.

--Friday, Aug. 12:
1-3 p.m., Tim Dwight, football and track 1994-98.
1-3 p.m., Wilburn Hollis, football 1959-61.
3-5 p.m., Lynn Mawe, golf 1983-86.
3-5 p.m., Scott Helverson, football 1981-84.
4-6 p.m., Mike Humpal, football 2004-07.

--Friday, Aug. 13:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Scott Carpenter golf 1993-96.
1-3 p.m., Bob Hansen, basketball 1980-83.

--Monday, Aug. 15:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mark Ironside, wrestling 1995-99.
1-3 p.m., Dan Gable, wrestling coach 1976-98.
1-3 p.m., Brian Mitchell, baseball 1996-99.

--Tuesday, Aug. 16
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kyle McCann, football 1998-01.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nolden Gentry, basketball 1957-60.
2-4 p.m., Hugh Drake, football 1956-58.
2-4 p.m., Sherwyn Thorson, football, wrestling 1959-61, 1960 & 1962.

--Friday, Aug. 19
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Matt Whitaker, football 1990-92.

--Saturday, Aug. 20
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chuck Yagla, wrestling 1973-76.
3-5 p.m., Butch Devine, wrestling 1964-65.
3-5 p.m., John Filloon, football 1988-91.

Sunday, Aug. 21
--11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gary Dolphin, broadcaster 1996-present.

Herky and the spirit squad will be there to excite Hawkeye fans from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 14. Herky will also be at the fair on Friday, Aug. 19.

Visitors will also have the chance to win tickets to UI athletic events and to sport their school pride with Hawkeye temporary tattoos and football posters. The Insight Bowl and CyHawk trophies will be on display, along with others won by UI athletic teams.

For more information on the UI State Fair exhibit, see

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Athletics Hall of Fame, 319-384-1031; George McCrory, UI News Services, 319-384-0012,