The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Hlas: Hungry Beathard wants the title that got away

CHICAGO - He isn't the Iowa Hawkeye who routinely has been named to summer lists of the 10 or 25 or even 50 best players in college football. That's c ...

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Big Ten football media days: Every quote that matters

CHICAGO - These are things Big Ten football coaches said while giving 15-minute addresses at their league's media days Monday and Tuesday: "We're exc ...

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Hlas: Heavy hearts in Big Ten country

CHICAGO - The Big Ten's annual football media days here usually fill a hotel ballroom with positive energy. A new season is a little more than a mont ...

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Hlas: A modest proposal: Iowa in the Big 12

A few weeks ago, I lobbied here for the Big 12 Conference to invite UNLV and San Diego State into its fold. That was a brilliant suggestion, and rema ...

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Jarrod Uthoff has entryway to NBA in Toronto

The only guarantee for now is that he'll make some money. But Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff now has a foot in the door when it comes to being on an NBA roster ...

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Mike Hlas Podcast: Mac McCausland talks NBA Summer League

Mac McCausland guests on the Mike Hlas Podcast to talk about what he observed at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas recently. Mac talks about the for ...

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Hlas: I've never seen a better performance in person than Tim Duncan's

Iowa played in the 2001 Alamo Bowl in San Antonio's Alamodome. I was there, but I had to go to the archives to remember the highlights of the Hawkeyes ...

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Hlas: Desmond King was watched when it mattered last year

Last July, 42 players were put on the watch list for the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award, given to whomever a panel of voters deems college football's defensive ...

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Hlas: Iowa's in the middle of Harrison Barnes' whirlwind

CEDAR RAPIDS - You're fresh off as long an NBA season as you can have, you're about to change teams and sign a contract for mind-boggling money, and y ...

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Hlas Podcast: Remembering Bob Brooks

The late, great Bob Brooks is the subject of the Mike Hlas Podcast. Longtime Eastern Iowa broadcasters Ron Gonder and John Campbell join Gazette sport ...

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Hlas: Putting a different color on Kinnick's pink locker room

The reason the visitors' locker room at Kinnick Stadium was painted pink? When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. So it was that former Iowa ...

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Hlas: At 50, John Daly is still John Daly

CEDAR RAPIDS - A golf cart headed from Elmcrest Country Club's clubhouse to its driving range for a youth clinic Monday morning contained Jordan Spiet ...

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Hlas: Iowa loses a great and true friend in Bob Brooks

Bob Brooks would have wanted to be remembered by people who were smiling as they did it.So let's try to hide our sadness over the loss of such a great ...

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Mike Hlas Podcast: Former Iowa basketball player Aaron White

Former Iowa basketball player Aaron White guests on the newest Mike Hlas Podcast. Aaron talks about his attempt to make the Washington Wizards roster ...

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Hlas: Going from Iowa to NBA remains a huge jump

Thursday's NBA draft needed to come with a translator, and not because so many players from so many nations were selected. The first round of the dra ...

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