The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Hlas: P.J. Fleck is Minnesota's new reality show

CHICAGO - In 1938, Harold Stassen was elected governor of Minnesota when he was 31. He went on to run for president nine times, never to win the Repub ...

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Hlas: No grass grows under Big Ten’s feet

CHICAGO - It's easy to mock the Big Ten as puffy and pompous, but the league has long had more savvy and clearheaded than any other. Case in point: T ...

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Hlas: Big Ten football, and the questions that matter

Summer is slipping through our sunburned hands, as evidenced by the fact the Big Ten's football media days are upon us. Thousands of questions will b ...

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Vinton-Shellsburg: Terrific team, heartbreaking finish

VINTON - An American flag behind the center field fence of the baseball field at Vinton-Shellsburg High barely moved at game time Wednesday night. Hum ...

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Iowa State’s Matt Thomas scorched Las Vegas’ nets

For the last three days, it was the Matt Thomas & Mack Center. OK, UNLV's arena is the Thomas & Mack Center. But former Iowa State guard Matt Thomas ...

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How do Hawkeyes prove their 'hardest-working' claim?

I realize we live in a time in which words don't matter and truth isn't demanded. But having lived in an era when that wasn't the case, I still wince ...

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Hlas: Bryson DeChambeau is scientist, artist, champion

The John Deere Classic's new reigning champion considers himself a scientist who wants to help you play better golf. That's different. Bryson DeCham ...

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Lots of Bob Elliott friends and memories at Hancher

IOWA CITY - Dan McCarney spoke with the fire he ordinarily saved for a pregame speech to one of his football teams. McCarney talked for over 20 minut ...

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Youth serving up birdies at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Sunday's final pairing at the John Deere Classic is a mere two years older than Jennifer Lopez, Phil Mickelson, and the JDC itself. Pa ...

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Patrick Rodgers rockets, Zach Johnson hangs tough in John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Someone with family roots in Cedar Rapids is in contention to win the John Deere Classic. It's two someones, actually. One is Cedar Ra ...

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Hlas: Charles in charge, Zach Johnson in hunt at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Bubba Watson was the feature attraction at the John Deere Classic Thursday afternoon, with his pink driver, pink golf ball, driving dis ...

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Hlas: Bob Elliott was both mentor and friend to players

Bob Elliott could play wingman as well as he could coach football, which is saying something. Matt Bowen was an Iowa recruit from Glen Ellyn, Ill., w ...

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Former Iowa/ISU football coach Bob Elliott dies

Bob Elliott, former University of Iowa football player who was an assistant football coach at Iowa and Iowa State, died of cancer Saturday night while ...

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Hlas: The road from Iowa to NBA is so steep

How good must you be to play in the NBA? The answer is obvious. At least 10 players who finished their college careers at an Iowa state university wi ...

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Iowa 51st, ISU 59th in Directors' Cup standings

Iowa finished 51st and Iowa State 59th in the 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, which measure competitive success for all NCAA Division I sc ...

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