The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Hlas: Campbell tries to lift Cyclones from football wilderness

CEDAR RAPIDS - The conventional wisdom that says you can't win in football at Iowa State isn't wisdom at all.It's an understandable sentiment, though, ...

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Hlas Podcast: Kirk Ferentz on Iowa's pre-2015 changes, his love for football

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz guests on this week's Mike Hlas Podcast. Ferentz discusses a variety of topics including how he made changes without ...

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Hlas: Four ex-Hawkeyes beat Sergio Garcia in U.S. Open qualifier

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sergio Garcia is a fine golfer, but was no match for Sean McCarty Monday. The longtime head pro at Coralville's Brown Deer Golf Club o ...

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Hlas: Wrigley Field still Wrigley Field, but with winning and mai tais

CHICAGO - Wrigley Field sure has changed, and it sure hasn't. But whatever amenities have been added to the 102-year-old baseball park, here is what' ...

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'Outside the Lines' looks at Tyler Sash's story Sunday

ESPN investigative sports news program "Outside the Lines" will have a feature Sunday morning (the show is at 8 a.m., Central time) on the last days o ...

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Hlas: Niang offers offense galore at NBA Draft Combine

CHICAGO - In talking to reporters Thursday, Georges Niang sounded like he was rehearsing for Friday, when he'll get interviewed by four NBA teams. "M ...

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Hlas: We play as long as we can play

CEDAR RAPIDS - Whether you're a 10-year-old who is a fast swimmer or a 40-year-old power forward trying to win your sixth NBA title, you always want t ...

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Hlas: Hot takes, get your red-hot takes here

Surely you've heard the term "hot takes." Google it, and this definition is at the top of the page: A "piece of deliberately provocative commentary t ...

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Hlas: Leicester win like cat-riding monkey leading Derby

It occurred Monday, it may be the biggest upset in team sports history, and it wasn't mentioned in Tuesday morning's Gazette. That's not at all meant ...

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As always, NFL Draft was full of hot air

The 2016 NFL Daft - er, Draft - is safely out of our way. I blame the fogginess from a head cold for having it on television as much as I did last we ...

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Hlas: Too soon, RoughRiders reach end of long road

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was their biggest game of the season, before a gathering you could describe as intimate. It was their 65th game that counted in the ...

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Hlas: Kinnick music: You can’t always get what you want

When you're rolling down that slope that comes after middle-age, you either become #x201c;that guy#x201d; and flaunt it proudly, or you desperately do ...

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Hlas: This spring, everything was sunny in Kinnick

IOWA CITY - During the Iowa football team's spring game Saturday in Kinnick Stadium, I noticed something under my seat in the east grandstand. A pair ...

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Hlas: Running across Iowa and against cancer

Ryan Wade of Iowa City is in the process of running 9 1/2 marathons in seven days, and that's not the most-impressive thing he's doing in that time fr ...

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Hlas Podcast: Former UNI AD, college basketball official Rick Hartzell

Rick Hartzell, a Division I basketball official for over a quarter-century and the former athletic director at Northern Iowa, guests on this week's Mi ...

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