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On the Mat with Dan Gable

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1975: First of Many

Photograph By Courtesy IU Athletics

As an assistant coach, right, Gable turned his ferocity toward helping Iowa to a national championship, the first in program history. It wouldn't be the last. After Gable took the head-coaching reins in 1976-77, the Hawkeyes won a staggering 15 championships in 21 seasons.