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1. Tony La Russa is No. 1 on the St. Louis Cardinals’ list of managerial victories (1,408). Who is No. 2?
2. Name the only San Diego Padre to belt 50 or more home runs in a season.
3. When was the last time before the 2018 season that the University of Texas football team won 10 or more games in a season?
4. Name the last time before 2017-18 that the Boston Celtics made the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in consecutive years.
5. Who was the last NHL goaltender to win the Vezina Trophy (top regular-season goalie) in consecutive seasons?
6. Name the last French-born cyclist to win the Tour de France.
7. Phil Mickelson is one of two golfers who have won three of the four men’s majors at least once, but have never won the U.S. Open. Who is the other?
1. Red Schoendienst, with 1,041 wins (1965-76, ‘80, ‘90).
2. Greg Vaughn hit 50 in 1998.
3. It was the 2009 season, when the Longhorns were 13-1.
4. It was 1987-88.
5. New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur, in 2007 and 2008.
6. Bernard Hinault, in 1985.
7. Sam Snead.
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Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz likes to say, “for every win after six, the bowl bus keeps heading further south to warmer climes!” The Hawkeyes’ win over Minnesota, a top ten ranked opponent, caught the eye of bowl scouts everywhere and the jockeying for fan bases is on. With out over stating the obvious, Iowa is an attractive team historically and their fans travel in droves. Families plan their annual vacation around a Hawkeye bowl trip. With games yet to come against Illinois and Nebraska, where Iowa winters in December/January is far from decided. The Holiday Bowl in San Diego December 27th has Iowa and Washington as a possible match up. The Red Box in San Francisco is in play December 30th. The Gator and Citrus are potential Florida destinations.
There’s much to be decided the next three weeks before you call your travel agency. For the Hawkeyes the only thing that matters is beating the Illini in Kinnick stadium on senior day and take care of business in Lincoln against Nebraska. 9-3 is a lot more attractive than 7-5. With an emerging offense and nationally ranked defense, the Hawks are in a good position to finish strong and wait for the dominoes to fall.
It was Military Appreciation weekend and the Hawkeyes honored the memory of Dubuque’s Mike Reilly, a member of the all century team and one of Senior High School’s all time great athletes. Affectionately known as “Hammer” and “Charlie Linebacker,” Reilly, who passed away in October, was represented by his three sons, Steve, Jim and Bob. They too attended and participated in football and golf at Iowa.
As the football regular season winds down, Iowa basketball is revving up. More on that next month. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving.