Friday, December 10, 2010

It was 75 years ago today


Seventy-five years ago today -- Dec. 10, 1935 -- Jay Berwanger, son of a Dubuque blacksmith, received the first Downtown Athletic Club Trophy. By the next year, it was renamed the Heisman Trophy. Berwanger was flown to New York to receive the trophy.

The photo caption noted that Berwanger, of the University of Chicago, was the only player to be named to all of the various All-America teams in 1935.

Image © Bettmann/CORBIS

Thursday, December 9, 2010

To the airwaves

My Dec. 5 article in the Telegraph Herald about Jay Berwanger was on the Web, and it resulted in several nice comments -- and a request to be part of a sports radio program.

The station is KIIC, based in the southeastern Iowa community of Albia. From 1982 to 1986, we lived in Ottumwa, just east of Albia.

I should be on the air about 9:30 am Saturday with Mark Felderman, who has Bellevue ties. The interview should last 10-15 minutes.

The station has live streaming, so if you are having a boring Saturday morning, click this link and listen in.