By Travis Morgan
It is a sad day for the Iowa Hawkeye family and the broadcasting fraternity.
Multiple sources are reporting longtime Hawkeyes radio broadcaster Jim Zabel has passed away.
Zabel joined WHO as the sports director in 1944.
He called Iowa football and basketball games for 49 years before passing the baton to Gary Dolphin.
Throughout his illustrious career, Zabel also broadcasted the Drake Relays.
Zabel passed away in Phoenix, AZ at the age of 91.