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Hlas: 'Created at Iowa' Chad Greenway builds Minnesota legacy

The play that perhaps most represented Chad Greenway's 10-season NFL career came last Sept. 27 in Minneapolis.

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw a pass that was deflected off receiver Stevie Johnson's hands and was intercepted b ... »

Hlas Podcast: Chad Greenway

This week's Mike Hlas Podcast features Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway, the two-time Pro Bowler who has spent 10 seasons with the Vikings after finishing his college career at Iowa.

Greenway discusses his first foray into free agency ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes' Woody and Sapp are shining seniors

IOWA CITY - The serendipity of it was probably missed by the 12,596 fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Adam Woodbury of Sioux City had 10 of his career-high 15 rebounds in the first half of Iowa's 73-49 basketball blowout of Penn State Wednesday nigh ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes are halfway to paradise

IOWA CITY - The best story of the first half of the Big Ten men's basketball season is Iowa, but it's not a cause for celebration inside the Hawkeyes' locker room.

"I'd be happier if we were 9-0," Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff said, "but 8-1 is a good st ... »

Hlas: Tyler Sash's love of football was unrequited

What if football didn't exist and someone invented it tomorrow? Would you be drawn to it or repulsed by the concept?

We can ignore or justify it all we want, but CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and the number of football players it has af ... »

Video: Donald Trump and the Hawkeyes

Some media outlets like this and ... »

Tyler Sash in 2012: Concussions 'just part of the game'

In light of Tuesday's New York Times' story about deceased former Iowa football player Tyler Sash's brain being diagnosed for CTE (chr ... »

Hlas: Maryland can’t beat Hawkeyes on pedigrees alone

IOWA CITY - Maryland: Three McDonald's High School All Americans. Iowa: None.

Yet, the Hawkeyes are ranked fourth nationally and are 7-0 in the Big Ten. Maryland is no slouch at No. 7 and 6-2, but how did the talent-stocked Terrapins ever find t ... »

Hlas: Big Monday Monte and Cyclones topple another giant

AMES - There's no need to caucus about this: It was a second-half landslide in Hilton Coliseum Monday night.

Bernie Sanders was on Iowa State's campus Monday to woo voters. Comic actor Tim Meadows posed as Dr. Ben Carson inside Hilton Coliseum e ... »

Over last 4 weeks, Hawkeyes rank below no one

Iowa is ranked third in the Associated Press men's basketball top 25 that came out today, and fourth in the coaches' poll.

The last time the Hawkeyes were ranked as high as No. 3 by AP was the week of Dec. 8, 1987,

OK, not to be a prophe ... »

Video: Donald Trump and the Hawkeyes
Some media outlets like this and this either said or suggested the appearance of University of Iowa football players and wrestlers at Donald Trump's c ... »