The Hlog

Mike Hlas

Hi, I'm Gazette/ sports columnist Mike Hlas. This is the Hlog. We will meet here, discuss things, and then go forth in the world to implement our plans.





Watch: ‘I On The Hawks’ previews Iowa-Wisconsin

So here's Iowa's biggest test to date. No. 10 Wisconsin visits Kinnick Stadium on Saturday in the battle for the Heartland Trophy with plenty of Big Ten West implications involved.

The Badgers are coming off one-score losses to then-No. 4 Michig ... »

Fun Facts: Wisconsin-Iowa, Ashton Kutcher edition

It's Wisconsin, with a two-game losing streak. It's Iowa, with a two-game home losing streak.

Those are Un-Fun Facts. That's not why we're here. We're here to leave a better world than the one we inherited. And to enjoy some Fun Facts.

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Hlas: By George, don't seek depth in Hawkeye depth charts

IOWA CITY - George Kittle was listed on Iowa's depth chart Monday as his team's starting tight end for Saturday's game against Wisconsin. Which was a good thing for the Hawkeyes, since Kittle is quite a valuable player.

But wait. Iowa Coach Kirk ... »

Hawkeyes not favored in four of final five games

Things happen fast. Other than the cable company correcting the outage at my house, that is.

So let's address some stuff, and proceed to lunch.

Iowa isn't a favorite in four of its last five games.

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Big Ten Power Rankings: Hawkeyes help sweep the road

Big Ten power rankings for people who have never seen the Chicago Cubs in a World Series. Or on the cover of Rolling Stone.

1. Ohio State (3-0 Big Ten, 6-0 overall): The Buckeyes have won at Oklahoma and Wisco ... »

Hlas: No bull: Wisconsin-Iowa is for high stakes

It's just this simple: Iowa's football team will enter its bye week with a boom or a bust.

How big is the Hawkeyes' game against Wisconsin Saturday morning in Kinnick Stadium? Oh, it's just something they pretty much have to win to make a repeat ... »

Hlas: Daniels, Wadley give Hawkeyes foes rushing roulette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - For a while, the symmetry was perfect.

Iowa's first-team offense was removed from the game early in the fourth quarter Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium with the Hawkeyes leading Purdue, 42-14. Running backs LeShun Daniels and ... »

Iowa Football Game Report: Hawkeyes 49, Purdue 35
Play of the Game

The Setup - Purdue had just pulled to 28-7 after a David Blough 25-yard TD pass to TE Brycen Hopkins with 1:29 left in the first half. Iowa had the decent wind (maybe 15 to ... »

Hlastradamus’ substitute takes Hawkeyes, gives points

Hlastradamus has been given a mandatory one-week leave of absence for committing crimes against college football forecasting.

The prophet not only was 2-4 last week, but incorrectly said the opponents of Iowa and Iowa State would cover the sprea ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes’ mantra: Just get through Purdue

I'm writing a book. I have the page numbers done, now I just have to fill in the rest.

That's an old Steven Wright line, and it's a way for me to stall a bit before discussing Saturday's Iowa-Purdue football game. OK, let's proceed.

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