The Hlog by Mike Hlas

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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Hlas: Football shouldn't be a rite of spring

This makes me a heretic among some of the people with whom I work and associate, but I hate spring football games or pseudo-games. I seldom like exhi ...

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Hlas: Everyone on same blue Paige at Linn-Mar

MARION - It was a North Carolina home basketball game a thousand miles from Chapel Hill. Carolina blue was the dominant color in Linn-Mar High School ...

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Mike Hlas Podcast: Mary Ferentz

Mary Ferentz, the wife of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz, guests on the Mike Hlas Podcast this week to talk about the June 4 Iowa Ladies Football Ac ...

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Hlas: Unwittingly, NCAA probably did Drew Ott a favor

IOWA CITY - You're better off this way, Drew Ott. Now you can get paid to give and receive the kind of physical punishment few of us ever experience. ...

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Hlas: Tony Ramos follows Trials loss with verbal missteps

IOWA CITY - I've covered five U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials over three decades, and there has been this constant to them: Anguish. Often, it's s ...

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Hlas: Daniel Dennis will take some Iowa to Rio Olympics

IOWA CITY - Daniel Dennis and second-place went their separate ways Sunday night. Most Olympic wrestlers experience little but championships and domi ...

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Hlas: Brent Metcalf and Olympics are strangers, again

IOWA CITY - Brent Metcalf dropped to his knees Saturday afternoon, loudly sobbing behind a Carver-Hawkeye Arena tunnelway door that had slammed shut b ...

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Hlas: 2 ex-Hawkeyes, 2 personalities, 1 Olympic berth

IOWA CITY - Tony Ramos is the charismatic local drawing card, the 2014 NCAA champion, the No. 1 seed at his weight who hasn't lost to a fellow America ...

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Hlas Podcast: Comedian and writer Kevin McCaffrey

A McCaffrey guests on the Mike Hlas Podcast this week. No, it isn't Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, who repeatedly ran past the Iowa Hawkey ...

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Hlas: You did us proud, Marcus Paige

So Marcus Paige will never have that national championship. It's devastating to get so close and come up short. It's something that will always trave ...

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