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Hawkeye sportscaster's mother passes away

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Hawkeye voice Ed Podolak says he will be in the broadcast booth Saturday for the Iowa vs. Iowa State game, despite a loss in his family.

Podolak's mother, Dorothy, passed away in her sleep at the Heritage House Assisted Living facility in Atlantic Thursday night.

In a statement, Ed Podolak says, "My mother would have been very upset with me, if I missed working this game.  She had me lay out her Iowa football shirt when I visited her Wednesday.  She wanted to wear it while listening to this week's game.  Iowa football was a passion for my parents.  I know mom and papa Joe wll be looking down, together, on the Hawkeyes this year."

Online producer:  Adam Amdor

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