Waterloo Hawks HISTORY

Player info
Team info


Quick facts:

Founded:  1948 
Folded:   1950   
Arena:    McElroy Auditorium  
          Waterloo, IA
Built in: 1936
Capacity: 5,155
Titles:   none
Playoffs: none
Owner:    P.L. "Pinkie" George
Colors:   Black, Gold, and White

Hawks Standings

Season League W L % Playoffs
1948-49 NBL 30 32 .484 None
1949-50 NBA 19 43 .306 None
1950-51 NPBL 32 24 .571 League Disbanded

The Hawks are the only professional team in any of the US big 4 sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) to permanently call the state of Iowa home. The Tri-Cities Blackhawks, now the Atlanta Hawks did play in Davenport but most of their home games were in Molina, Il.

The Name:
Both the Tri-Cities team and the Hawks were named after the Chief Blackhawk, who lead a long standing war against the US Government in the area in the 19th century.

When the Waterloo Hawks disbanded and the Tri-Cities team moved to Milwaukee, they took the Hawks moniker which they keep to this day.

McElroy Auditorium

Waterloo Hawks vs Denver Nuggets ticket

Ben Schadler

News stories about the Waterloo Hawks vs Hammond Bucs and vs the Tri-Cities Blackhawks



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