The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Hlas: Deere champ Ryan Moore wants more. But everyone does.

SILVIS, Ill. - Ryan Moore won the John Deere Classic Sunday. He's a superb player who has five PGA Tour wins, and he should savor the good times as lo ...

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Hlas: Sunday's golf drama is in Rio, not Quad Cities

SILVIS, Ill. - This account of Saturday at the John Deere Classic is written primarily for Eastern Iowans, so let's begin by noting the triumph and ac ...

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Andrew Loupe, a grinder in search of gold

SILVIS, Ill. - In the John Deere Classic of yesteryear, nobodies came from nowhere to permanently become known as a PGA Tour-winner. Michael Clark II ...

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Hlas: Zach Johnson's Friday was a real washout

SILVIS, Ill. - It was only fitting, in a warped way, that rain started pouring two minutes before Zach Johnson was scheduled to hit his first John Dee ...

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A conversation with Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker

This is the final installment of a four-part series consisting of interviews with University of Iowa football assistant coaches. I asked them if, in t ...

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Hlas: Same old John Deere Johnson

SILVIS, Ill. - As Zach Johnson sank his fifth birdie putt in a 7-hole stretch Thursday morning at the John Deere Classic, thunder boomed the instant t ...

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A conversation with Iowa OL coach Brian Ferentz

This is the third of a four-part series consisting of interviews with University of Iowa football assistant coaches. I asked them if, in their travels ...

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Olympics cast tractor-sized shadow over John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - The Summer Olympics have golf as an event for the first time since 1904, and the 72-hole men's Olympics tournament begins in Rio de Jan ...

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Hlas: Matt Campbell already has followers ... from Toledo

AMES - Matt Campbell was in full coach-speak Tuesday at his first Iowa State media day. He talked about players "invested in what's going on" and "ta ...

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A conversation with Iowa TEs coach LeVar Woods

This is the second of a four-part series consisting of interviews with University of Iowa football assistant coaches. I asked them if, in their travel ...

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A conversation with Iowa WRs coach Bobby Kennedy

This is the first of a four-part series consisting of interviews with University of Iowa football assistant coaches. I asked them if, in their travels ...

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Hlas: Faith Ekakitie used football cool in off-field incident

IOWA CITY - What if Iowa senior football player Faith Ekakitie hadn't reacted as calmly as a person could be expected to when stopped by several polic ...

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Hawkeyes, Northwestern were America’s top escape artists of 2015

When you look back and see just how Iowa went 12-0 in the 2015 college football regular-season, you have to start with close games. Every coach will ...

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Summer Olympics: Beer over Powerade

You won't see the best of the Summer Olympics. Every four years ago I get a little sentimental, because I covered one Summer Olympics. That was 1996 ...

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Iowa Pre-Flight was a football dynamo

Tuesday, Associated Press released a list of its all-time top 100 college football teams, based on the weekly rankings it started in 1936. Iowa is 25 ...

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