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John Campbell '69 to be Inducted Into Media Wall of Fame at U of Iowa

September 8, 2011

102034September 8, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — John C. Campbell, sports director at KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted into the University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium Media Wall of Fame. The contributions of Campbell and three other reporters who have covered UI over the past 40 years will be celebrated on September 16-17, in conjunction with Iowa's home football game against Pittsburgh, and the four inductees will be honored on the field prior to the contest.

"Campbell has been involved in sports broadcasting for 41 years, including the last 32 years at KCRG," notes the university's announcement. "He was named sports director at KCRG-TV in June, 1979, following a 10-year stint as a sports reporter for WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wis., where he covered the Green Bay Packers ... The start of Campbell's career at KCRG coincided with the start of the Hayden Fry era at Iowa. Campbell has covered three Rose Bowls, an Orange Bowl and the majority of bowl games Iowa has participated in since 1979. He also covered Iowa's last appearance in both the men and women's NCAA basketball Final Fours, and has reported on the majority of Iowa's NCAA wrestling championships." 101592

Campbell's awards include being named the 2005 Iowa Sportscaster of the Year and last year's receipt of the Silver Circle Award (a lifetime Emmy). "He is the first television sports director named to the Kinnick Wall of Fame," Iowa's announcement points out, adding, "He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind."

Established in 2006, the Wall of Fame, located in the media section of the Kinnick Stadium press box, recognizes "individuals who have covered Hawkeye football with integrity, accuracy and fairness over a long period of time."

Read more at the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

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