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Memorial service set for former Iowa SID George Wine

[ 0 ] July 9, 2012 |

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A memorial service has been scheduled for George Wine, a longtime sports information director at Iowa.

Wine, the co-author of an autobiography of Hawkeyes coach Hayden Fry, died Thursday following a heart attack. He was 81.

University of Iowa Hawkeyes vs the University of Pittsburgh Panthers at Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 17, 2011. George Wine is at right.

The university says the memorial is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City.

Wine was the Hawkeyes’ sports information director from 1968 to 1993.

Wine was born in Omaha, Neb., and served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954.

He graduated from Iowa two years later and was the sports information director at what is now Northern Iowa and Memphis before returning to his alma mater and home state.

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