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Gary Dolphin, “Voice of the Hawkeyes,” will return to action next year


This news story was published on February 27, 2019.
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Gary Dolphin

IOWA  CITY — Hawkeye Sports Properties, the multimedia rights manager for University of Iowa Athletics, today announced it will reinstate play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin beginning with coverage of football spring practice. Dolphin will also return for the 2019-2020 football and men’s basketball seasons.

The reinstatement decision, like the suspension, was made by Learfield’s Hawkeye Sports Properties, following collaborative engagement with the Iowa Athletics Department. Dolphin has served as “Voice of the Hawkeyes” since 1996.

Dolphin was suspended on Friday through the remainder of the men’s basketball season for an inappropriate comment during the Feb. 19 broadcast of the Iowa men’s basketball game against Maryland.

Dolphin and Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta will participate in a 3 pm CT press conference at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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4 Responses to Gary Dolphin, “Voice of the Hawkeyes,” will return to action next year

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    If I were him I’d tell them to take the job and shove it.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    If your going to play physical sports, grow some thick skin. In a fast paced exciting game, it’s hard to be politically correct.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2019 at 11:16 am

    If I were playing a sport and someone called me King Kong I would take that as a compliment, certainly not an insult. This guy is a class act Iowa Hawkeye sports announcer and does not deserve this treatment.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2019 at 9:16 am

      You might not take it as a compliment if you were a black man. That is difference. Even Dolphin has agreed he made an “insensitive” comment and he regrets it.