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Monday, February 23, 2009
Iowa's Mount Rushmore

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Posted by's Adam Rittenberg

The Big Ten Mount Rushmore series concludes today with Iowa, Indiana and Illinois (reverse alphabetical order, remember). Iowa is up first. 

Unlike other long-standing Big Ten members, Iowa has some strong candidates from both the distant past and recent memory. There's at least one slam-dunk choice on my list, though I'm sure Hawkeye Nation will have some opinions of its own to share. That's what makes it fun. 

Iowa also produced one of the more controversial candidates for selection, former head coach and athletic director Forest Evashevski, who didn't make the final cut.

Here's Iowa's rundown. 

Others considered for Iowa's Rushmore included: Evashevski, Alex Karras, Tim Dwight, Bump Elliott, Calvin Jones, Randy Duncan, Kirk Ferentz and Duke Slater.