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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.





Hawkeyes among those splattered by Michigan recruit

It's no longer enough for high school sports recruits to don a ballcap of the universities they're about to join when they go public with their college choice.

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Hlas: Cyclones’ Julian Good-Jones tackles center

CEDAR RAPIDS - One of the people surprised to see Iowa State's Julian Good-Jones on Monday's Rimington Award Spring Watch List was Julian Good-Jones.

Good-Jones, from Cedar Rapids Wash ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes slugger Jake Adams has a monster year

IOWA CITY - A University of Iowa baseball player has neared the status of folk hero.

Jake Adams was given the Big Ten Player of the Week honor for the second-straight week Monday. announced Adams was named one of Collegiate Base ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes lose, 2-0 and 6,500,000-0

Crazy. On back-to-back days, 6.5 became a number associated with Iowa Hawkeyes sports.

A Las Vegas sports book operator posted over/under wins numbers for the 2017 college football season Thursday, setting Iowa's at 6.5. On a slow sports day in ... »

Billy Sims brings his BBQ to C.R.

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Heisman Trophy winner was in a Cedar Rapids restaurant bearing his name Friday morning, joining fans of the Oklahoma Sooners and Iowa Hawkeyes in gazing a photograph of himself playing against Iowa 38 years ago.

"That picture is ... »

Former Hawkeyes OL James Ferentz signs with Patriots

A third member of the Ferentz family has become employed by Bill Belichick.

Thursday, the Belichick-coached New England Patriots signed offensive lineman James Ferentz, who was waived by the Denver Broncos last week. He played two seasons for De ... »

Give me Liberty and give me cash

I don't know why, but it seems like daily I'm reminded that some people are making money from college athletics.

You know all about the salaries of major-college football and basketball coaches, and even some of their handsomely paid assistants. ... »

Hlas: An overmatched girls’ soccer team from Waterloo plays on

CEDAR RAPIDS - It wasn't a fair fight, was never going to be a fair fight, never is a fair fight.

"This is my third year as the coach of this team," Waterloo East girls' soccer coach Beth Huber said after her team's 17-0 loss at Cedar Rapids Xav ... »

Indianapolis Colts waive former Hawkeyes center Austin Blythe

The Indianapolis Colts waived offensive lineman Austin Blythe of Iowa Monday.

Blythe played in eight games and started one for the Colts as a rookie last year. He was a Colts seventh-round draft pick in 2016.

The Williamsburg native star ... »

NFL rookie George Kittle 'stuns' a pro wrestling crowd

George Kittle has turned pro in two different sports, hoping to be as big a hit in football as he is in wrestling.

Kittle left his Iowa City home for San Francisco Sunday to participate in the 49ers' OTA (organized team activity) workouts for th ... »

U.S.' top prep basketball player is son of ex-C.R. Jefferson star
In 1983, Lisa Becker scored 58.7 points a game for Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. "Fifty-eight points a game my senior year, my kids can't get t ... »
Georges Niang and Abdel Nader battling each other in D-League playoffs
Georges Niang and Abdel Nader went against each other as pro basketball playoff adversaries Monday night, and will do so in a deciding game Wednesday. ... »