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Ex-Iowa SID George Wine dies

Updated: July 5, 2012, 5:51 PM ET
Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- George Wine, a longtime sports information director at Iowa and co-author of an autobiography of Hawkeyes coach Hayden Fry, died Thursday following a heart attack. He was 81.

The university said Wine died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, two days after undergoing hip replacement surgery.

Wine served as the Hawkeyes' SID from 1968-1993. He later co-wrote "The High Porch Picnic" with Fry and a book on Iowa's sports history titled "Black & Gold Memories: ...

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