The Hlog by Mike Hlas

More Outback Bowl officiating woes ahead for Hawkeyes?

It will forever stick in the craw of Iowa football fans, the phantom offside call of the Jan. 2, 2006 Outback Bowl. Iowa's Kyle Schlicher made a 45-y ...

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Coe College (and Iowa, ISU, UNI) > Ohio State in football

If A is greater than B and B is greater than C, A is greater than C. That's the transitive property of inequality, a pretty spiffy name for something ...

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Hawkeyes are in the 11th- or 16th- or 21st-best bowl

Matt Brown, who writes good stuff for Sports On Earth, ranks the Iowa-Florida Outback Bowl 21st in terms of attractive viewing among all 40 bowls. "F ...

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Iowa fans, here's a crash course on the Florida Gators

This is the third Iowa-Florida Outback Bowl. Iowa beat the Gators in 2004, 37-17. Two years later, Florida downed the Hawkeyes, 31-24. The Gators hav ...

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Hlas: No one knows the Outback better than Iowa

It's a little surprising, quite complimentary, and perhaps odd the Outback Bowl chose Iowa over Nebraska Sunday. The Huskers had the better record, 9 ...

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Hlas: Basically, college football awards are publicity stunts

I'd go all bowl-conjecture as we near Selection Sunday, but that's a losing game. Maybe it will be Iowa against Washington State in the Holiday Bowl. ...

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Hlas: Brazilian soccer tragedy hits home for Cedar Rapids Rampage

A horrific soccer-related tragedy in South America Monday has resonated around the world, including Cedar Rapids. A chartered plane carrying 76 peopl ...

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Hawkeyes forcing punts and punts and punts

Here are a handful of disconnected college football stats and notes I found interesting, at least to a small degree: 1. Iowa forced 10 punts in each ...

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B1G Power Rankings: OSU, Michigan get participation ribbons

Big Ten power rankings for people who think #x201c;bowl projections#x201d; are bowls defending themselves against their own unconscious impulses by de ...

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Hlas: Campbell insists far-better days ahead for Cyclones

Maybe this was for the best.OK, probably not. Losing 49-19 in your season finale as Iowa State did to No. 18 West Virginia Saturday at Jack Trice Stad ...

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Hlastradamus was perfect last week, but that was then

Hlastradamus did a mic drop last week and can't be bothered on this holiday weekend. Besides, the penultimate episodes of most television series are ...

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Iowa football Game Report: Hawkeyes 40, Nebraska Cornhuskers 10

News, notes, grades and anecdotes from Iowa's 40-10 win over Nebraska in the regular-season finale Friday at Kinnick Stadium.   Play of the Game Th ...

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Iowa’s Faith Ekakitie says Nebraska player used racial slur toward him

IOWA CITY - Iowa defensive tackle Faith Ekakitie said a Nebraska player used a racial slur toward him early in the Cornhuskers-Hawkeyes football game ...

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Hlas: Hawkeye seniors had their day, and what a day it was

IOWA CITY - So now Iowa is a Minnesota fan for a day, hoping the two-touchdown underdog Gophers defy every expectation Saturday by winning at Wisconsi ...

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How America is picking Huskers-Hawkeyes

If you don't want to know what the rest of America thinks about today's Nebraska-Iowa football game, just keep watching and reading the things you fin ...

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