0:00 Introduction and complete narration by Dick Lamb
1:24 Iowa’s famous 14-14 tie at Notre Dame
8:38 Evashevski speaking to Iowa fans after the Notre Dame game
9:07 Halfback Dusty Rice’s prophetic remarks
9:43 Touchdown pass that beat Oregon State, 14-13
10:57 Iowa scores early to win crucial game at Minnesota, 7-0
14:07 The great 6-0 victory over Ohio State
17:09 Students sing “On Iowa” in celebration at Iowa Memorial Union
17:45 Evashevski praises his Hawkeyes
18:19 Tait Cummins’ comments about the big triumph
19:43 Iowa routs Notre Dame, 48-8
21:16 Last recorded interview with the late Calvin Jones
22:12 QB Kenny Ploen, after being named Iowa’s MVP
22:40 Frank Leahy honors Coach Forest Evashevski on national TV show
23:09 Evy’s tributes to team at post-season banquet
23:52 Iowa rolls over Oregon State in Rose Bowl, 35-19
29:09 Geno Sessi makes phenomenal debut by scoring three touchdowns
31:28 Alex Karras accepts Outland Award
32:00 Iowa’s thrilling comeback to beat Wisconsin, 20-9
36:05 Iowa ends its Michigan jinx, 37-14
38:02 Hawks lose to Ohio State, 38-28
39:30 Iowa whips Notre Dame for the third year in a row, 31-21
42:01 Evashevski tells of important factors behind team’s success
42:45 QB Randy Duncan, after the Hawkeye voted him their MVP
43:13 Sensational runs tur Rose Bowl game against California into 38-12 romp
47:51 Big Ten Commissioner Tug Wilson lauds the Hawkeyes
48:19 Iowa is voted nation’s No. 1 team
49:10 Nile Kinnick talks about football and what it meant to him
50:04 Nile Kinnick’s speech after receiving the Heisman Trophy
54:57 “Iowa Chant” sung by the University of Iowa Men’s Chorus
From the back cover of the album:
This is a success story…a unique recording of games and thrills, drama and excitement…a recording of the events as they actually happened during the State University of Iowa’s rise to national football prominence under Coach Forest Evashevski. The Rose Bowl years of 1956 and 1958 take up a major portion of the record. Highlights from the broadcasts of various announcers have been used, including descriptions of the key plays in Iowa’s Rose Bowl victories over Oregon State and California. Comments by Evy and some of his standout players also are on the record.
From another great era of Iowa football comes the voice of the late and legendary Nile Kinnick with his classic acceptance speech when he was presented with the 1939 Heisman Trophy in New York City. Many glowing words were written about Kinnick as the star of Iowa’s famed “Ironmen,” and many have been written since his tragic death while piloting a Navy fighter plane in 1943. You need only listen to his voice to know why he was a leader and the idol of his time, and why he still heads any list of Hawkeye immortals.
As you play this record it will be evident that nothing has been re-created. It would be impossible to recapture the spontaneous emotions of radio announcers chuckling with glee over an Iowa touchdown, or shouting “Wow-e-e” after a long run that broke up a tight game. If you listen closely you will hear some of these unscheduled sound effects.
The recordings have come from many sources, some from announcers and others from persons using home tape recorders. In a few cases the quality is not the best but primary consideration was given to the importance of the events. To all those who offered their help, a sincere thanks.
The producers are grateful for the assistance given by the Iowa athletic department in making this record possible. Special acknowledgement also goes to Mr. and Mrs. Nile Kinnick, Sr.; Mrs. Talitha Jones, mother of the late Calvin Jones; the National Broadcasting Co.; the Notre Dame Sports Network, and Mrs. Joe Boland, wife of the late radio announcer.
The narrator for this collection of Iowa football highlights is Dick Lamb of Davenport, Iowa. Dick is Historian for the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. He owns and maintains the largest and most complete library on American college football to be found anywhere. Though begun as a hobby, Lamb’s Football Information Bureau has become a vital center for biographical, historical and statistical records by sportswriters and sportscasters from coast to coast. In addition to many thousands of books, guides and articles on football, he also has tape and disc recordings, many of which were used on this record.
Produced and Edited by Buck Turnbull and Dick Lamb
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