The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Hlas: Free throws are free money for Peter Jok

IOWA CITY - Someday soon, robots will rule the world. Indiana's men's basketball team must have felt like one was owning them Tuesday night in Carver ...

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Right now, NIT is hard for Hawkeyes to reach

No one clamors for NIT bracketology. Anywhere. Ever. For a lot of teams, the NIT is a letdown. It's filler programming for ESPN on nights without NCA ...

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Hlas: Hawkeyes air late-season episode of 'Growing Pains'

IOWA CITY - Show me that smile again (Show me that smile) Don't waste another minute on your cryin' We're nowhere near the end (nowhere near) The b ...

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Hlas: It’s Coach Marvin McNutt now

CEDAR RAPIDS - Watching the Cedar Rapids Titans practice in the U.S. Cellular Center Wednesday night, you half-expected Marvin McNutt to don a helmet ...

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Hlas: Hawkeyes' 1980 team unites again Saturday, for Kenny Arnold

Blackouts. Be bold, wear gold. Stripe the stadium. One color-coordinated day for fans at an Iowa Hawkeyes football or basketball game blurs into anoth ...

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Hlas: Big Ten 2017 basketball has gone flat

For a while, I thought it was just me. I'd been so focused on dedicating my Grammy acceptance speech to Beyonce that I haven't found Big Ten men's ba ...

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Hlas: Cyclones’ Monte Morris passes and surpasses

AMES - How can you win in a men's basketball conference as strong as the Big 12 when you get out-rebounded by 10 a game? Your margin-of-error obvious ...

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Hlas: In 1967, Jefferson’s stars were aligned

Fifty years ago can be difficult to describe to those who weren't alive then, especially kids. You couldn't watch movies on your phone? Phones had th ...

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Hlas: Kurt Warner’s story reaches fitting home: Canton

Of course Kurt Warner is a Pro Football Hall of Famer. This was always a "when," not an "if." You can't tell the complete history of the NFL without ...

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Brady makes Trump’s claim about Iowa QB ... less likely?

While President Donald Trump surely liked seeing his friend Tom Brady win another Super Bowl as the New England Patriots' quarterback, it made his pre ...

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Georges Niang joins Jarrod Uthoff and Adam Woodbury in Fort Wayne

Ah, the vagaries of fate. Once, Georges Niang was a rival of Jarrod Uthoff and Adam Woodbury. Niang played for Iowa State, Uthoff and Woodbury for Io ...

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Hlas: Ken O'Keefe gives Ferentzes exactly what they need

IOWA CITY - Marbles and moons are both circles. The size of Kirk Ferentz's circle of trust is a lot closer to the former than the latter. So it is th ...

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Hawkeye’s hot hand burns shoe-holding Husker

IOWA CITY - Basketball is an international game, but holding one of your shoes while playing defense isn't a method of success in any nation. Nebrask ...

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Curt Menefee: From Coe College to biggest TV stage

It's the most-watched television show of the year by far, it's Sunday, and it will be manned by someone who cut his TV teeth in Cedar Rapids. Curt Me ...

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Hlas: Another Signing Day, a lot more of the same

Clemson and Alabama were nowhere to be found in the final coaches' Top 25 college football rankings of 10 years ago. Rutgers, on the other hand, fini ...

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