George Wine memorial service set

BY DI STAFF | JULY 09, 2012 6:30 AM

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A memorial service to honor former Iowa sports-information director George Wine will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 E. College St.

Wine passed away on July 5 at the age of 81 after suffering a heart attack. Wine served as the Hawkeye sports-information director from 1968-93 and then continued to work with the Athletics Department until his death, staying involved as a sports-information director emeritus until 1996 and then writing a weekly column for Hawkeyesports.com.

He received more than 40 awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America and his name appears in several halls of fame, including the College Sports Information Directors of America and Iowa.

Wine became a voice for Hawkeye athletics and played a large role in creating former head football coach Hayden Fry's legacy and developing the programs of several other sports.

"[Iowa] has a very good reputation amongst sports-information personnel throughout the country," current Hawkeye sports-information director Steve Roe told The Daily Iowan on July 5. "The reputation that Iowa does have is due in large part to what George has done."

— by Molly Irene Olmstead

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