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What is going on with the Iowa Hawkeyes? It isn't supposed to be like this. BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart explains.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway knows about playing thru pain. The former Iowa Hawkeye has been playing with a fractured wrist during the 2013 NFL season, but he has remained the heartbeat of the Vikings’ defense. Through the “Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation,” Greenway is working to help individuals and families that are dealing with pain off the field. In October, Greenway recruited 16 Vikings teammates to take part in his third annual “Celebrity Waiter Night” at a steakhouse in Minneapolis. NFL players in aprons raised almost $200,000 in one night, all of which will help the foundation’s work
In 2004, a nine-year-old girl named Tory accompanied her mother, Shiela, to the hospital while she received treatment for breast cancer. Tory wrote notes of encouragement and drew pictures for her mother that made an enormous impact on Shiela’s daily battle with the disease. This little girl became the inspiration behind Gems of Hope, a non-profit organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, started by Shiela and two friends that works to bring joy to cancer patients in the area through art. Sadly, Shiela lost her battle with cancer in 2008. But Gems of Hope continues in her memory, distributing more than
As Iowa prepares to face Nebraska this weekend, Kirk Ferentz will be extra focused on the important rivalry game. Representing the University of Iowa well, on and off the field, is something Ferentz stresses with all of his players, and it’s something he practices as much as he preaches. On Nov. 15, the Iowa Football Legacy Campaign announced that Kirk and Mary Ferentz made a gift of $500,000. Since its inception, more than $34 million has been raised for the Campaign, which has a fundraising goal of $35 million that will support two key projects for the Hawkeye football program:
Road construction is an unfortunate headache many people deal with during their daily commute. Now, research being done by the University of Iowa is working to make these projects more effective, and save the government millions of dollars. In September, a group led by Dr. Susan Chrysler and the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at Iowa won a $1.4 million University Transportation Center (UTC) grant from the federal government. The consortium will utilize driving simulation to address the safety issues prioritized by the U.S. Department of Transportation. “Iowa’s NADS program is strong, which makes them the obvious lead for an