The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Iowa-Penn State pregame: 'Lazy' machine and not-so-lazy people

IOWA CITY - People are amazing, albeit in different ways. Like Dr. Deb Carneol, a North Liberty dentist. She tailgated with her husband, Steve Carneo ...

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Watch: Week 4 college football picks on On Iowa Gameday, including Iowa-Penn State

Iowa (3-0) is a 12-point underdog at home Saturday night as No. 4 Penn State (3-0) visits Kinnick Stadium. Marc Morehouse, Mike Hla and Jeremiah Davis ...

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How America is picking Penn State-Iowa

With Penn State a 12-point favorite over Iowa Saturday night, who dares pick against the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions? Well, not everyone. But it isn' ...

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Hlas: At Kinnick Stadium, light creates electricity for Iowa football

IOWA CITY - This is what you want. Name opponent. Home game. Night game. Penn State. Prime Time. Though police in the Ped Mall might disagree, every ...

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Hlastradamus takes history and double-digit dog Hawkeyes

Hlastradamus has been places, seen things, and eaten a bad clam or two over the last several centuries. He may have had a bad clam before making last ...

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On Iowa Podcast: Iowa vs. Penn State preview

Penn State is a 12-point favorite Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium, with Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley headlining a 6:30 p.m., ABC kickoff. What ...

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Kirk Ferentz has camera-full of Kodak moments

We all have phrases we use over and over, whether we're aware of it or not. Mine include "Go ahead, make my day," "The tribe has spoken," and, of cou ...

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Hlas: Iowa Hawkeyes must stop Saquon Barkley from biting them again

IOWA CITY - There were good reasons why multiple Iowa defensive players said "They've got a lot of good offensive players," when asked specifically ab ...

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Fun Facts: Penn State-Iowa

Now we enter the serious phase of the Fun Facts season.Well, not really. But this being the week of the Penn State-Iowa game, there are a lot more foo ...

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Big Ten football rankings: Wisconsin Badgers and their fans tip over BYU

Here are this week's Big Ten football rankings, based on knee-jerk impulses rather than knee-jerk data.   1. Penn State 3-0 Last ...

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Hlas: Penn State-Iowa, a week to expect anything

Sports. Along the way to the confetti and tears after the championship games, things aren't always what they seem. Which is fun, too. Take Saturday's ...

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Watch: Week 3 college football picks and analysis on On Iowa Gameday

Coming off an overtime thriller, how will Iowa and Iowa State respond as double-digit favorites this week? Marc Morehouse, Mike Hlas and Jeremiah Davi ...

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Hlas: Weird and tedious game, but Iowa Hawkeyes prevail

IOWA CITY - George Will, columnist, commentator, author and baseball guy, wrote the following for Newsweek in 1976: "Football is a mistake. It combin ...

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Hlas: North Texas squirt gun vs. Iowa Hawkeyes' bazooka

Dan McCarney couldn't and wouldn't say it two years ago, but we all knew it anyway. This isn't a fair fight. The resources available to Iowa's footba ...

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On Iowa Podcast: Cy-Hawk takeaways, future Big Ten schedules, College GameDay and a little Mean Green

It's Iowa-North Texas week, which doesn't exactly lend itself to a full breakdown. So on this edition of the On Iowa Podcast with The Gazette's Marc M ...

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