1 Dallas Clark
The Colts selected the Hawkeyes tight end and Livermore native in
the first round of the 2003 draft.
This is an article from the March 1, 2004 issue
2 Jack Trice Stadium
Iowa State's football home is named for its first black athlete,
who died of injuries he suffered in a game on Oct. 6, 1923.
3 Fred Hoiberg
The T-Wolves guard is nicknamed the Mayor for his popularity in
his hometown of Ames, where he starred at Iowa State.
4 Nick Collison
The former Kansas great and SuperSonics' first-round pick won two
state basketball titles at Iowa Falls High.
5 Reggie Roby
The three-time NFL Pro Bowl punter from Waterloo set an NCAA
record with a 49.8-yard average for Iowa in 1981.
6 Raef LaFrentz
The Celtics center and former Kansas star hails from Monona.
7 Field of Dreams
The Dyersville cornfield turned ballfield, featured in the 1989
movie, is open from April to November and has attracted more than
8 Tug Fest
In this annual event, 10-person teams in LeClaire, Iowa, and Port
Byron, Ill., engage in a tug-of-war on a rope that spans the
9 Jack Fleck
As a club pro from Davenport, Fleck defeated Ben Hogan in an
18-hole playoff in the 1955 U.S. Open, one of golf's biggest
10 Tim Dwight
The college All-America and Chargers wide receiver from Iowa City
lettered in track at Iowa.
11 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Voted the top arena in the Big Ten by sportswriters in 1988,
Carver-Hawkeye is home to University of Iowa basketball,
wrestling, gymnastics and volleyball. A 1983 Iowa-Iowa State
match at the Iowa City gym attracted 15,283 fans, a national
record for college wrestling.
12 Jim Zalesky
The Iowa wrestling coach from Shueyville was a three-time NCAA
champion for the Hawkeyes.
13 Cedar Rapids
The state's second-largest city (pop. 120,758), after Des Moines,
is Iowa's SI Sportstown for having the best community sports
14 Kurt Warner
The 1993 Northern Iowa grad from Cedar Rapids quarterbacked the
Arena League's Iowa Barnstormers before joining the NFL Rams.
15 Knoxville Raceway
The 44th Knoxville Nationals sprint car championships will be
held in August; the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum
is also in Knoxville.
16 Drake Relays
The four-day track meet, held annually since 1910, had its 38th
consecutive Saturday sellout (18,000) last April.
17 Natasha Kaiser-Brown
The 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the 4¬•400 relay, from Des
Moines, is now Drake's men's and women's track coach.
18 Ross Verba
The Browns' starting tackle and Iowa alum is from Des Moines.
19 The Bob Feller Museum
The Hall of Fame pitcher lives in Cleveland but appears at the
museum in his hometown of Van Meter several times a year.
20 Jon Lieber
The Council Bluffs native and ex-Cub is aiming to join the
Yankees' rotation this year.
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