Morning Nuggets: Kinnick an Icon, Hawkeye Rap, New Recruit, and More

By mitchsmith

Good Morning, Hawkeye fans.

There’s not a single Iowa Hawkeye game on the schedule for tonight, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any Hawkeye news to check out. Here’s a couple of Black and Gold nuggets to keep you thinking about the Hawks throughout your day.

Nile Kinnick named Big Ten Icon

The Big Ten Network announced Tuesday morning that Nile Kinnick has been named Big Ten Icon No. 7. The television show has counted down the 50 greatest Big Ten student-athletes. Kinnick won the 1939 Heisman Trophy — the only Hawkeye to ever receive the prestigious honor.  He scored 107 of the team’s 130 points that season, throwing for 11 touchdowns, running for five, and drop-kicking 11 extra points.

Kinnick’s episode of Big Ten Icons can be seen on the Big Ten Network on Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. CST

Hawkeye Rap

We’ve seen this before. First, there was the Notti Boy “Hawkeyes Anthem” Rap. And now I bring you Limestone Kush’s known simply as Black & Yellow (Hawkeyes). Personally, I kind of like this new song better.

Women’s Hoops Adds Recruit

Kali Peschel has given a verbal commitment to play for Lisa Bluder and the Hawkeyes in 2012.

The Sauk Centre, Minn., native averages 22 points per game for her high school squad, guiding the team to a 12-1 start and a No. 6 ranking in the state in class 2A.

Peschel had offers from 13 other schools, and was recruited by South Dakota State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Marquette, Colorado State, Dayton, Creighton and Illinois State, among others.

Former Hawkeye Kittle gets Promotion

Former Iowa offensive lineman Bruce Kittle has been promoted to tight ends and tackles coach at Oklahoma.

Kittle, who played O-Line for the Hawkeyes from 1977-81, joined the Sooners last season, serving as the team’s on-campus recruiting coordinator.

Before joining his former teammate Bob Stoops at Oklahoma, Kittle was a lawyer, minister, and high school coach in Iowa.

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