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Ranking Iowa’s football games 1 through 12

Last year, I had a countdown.

I ranked the games on Iowa’s football schedule by how much I was looking forward to them, 12 thro ... »

Darryl Dawkins was “Coach Thunder” in Cedar Rapids

Darryl Dawkins died Thursday, at 58.

Dawkins nickname was “Chocolate Thunder,” and he said he came from Planet Lovetron. ... »

Brandon Wegher, James Morris: Potential great stories

It’s back to work for Young Mike, who will dip his toe back into these waters by looking at a few former Iowa football players who ar ... »

Hlas: Zach Johnson had more fun in Scotland than Wisconsin

HAVEN, Wis. — That’s life (that’s life), that’s what all the people say ... »

Hlas: No electricity from Rory-Jordan-Zach star power

HAVEN, Wis. — Jordan Spieth chipped in from 37 feet for birdie at the 12th hole Thursday at Whistling Straits, and the crowd roared. ... »

Hlas: I got roped in by Wallenda (with video)

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Who’s nuttier, the guy who walks on a tightrope 10 stories above the ground, or someone who pays 10 bucks t ... »

Zach Johnson doesn’t whistle love song for Whistling Straits

HAVEN, Wis. — This isn’t a love story.

Zach Johnson played great golf at the 2010 PGA Championship here at Whistling Str ... »

Reinbeck’s Austin Peters seeks full week at PGA

HAVEN, Wis. — From Iowa’s Cedar Valley comes a professional golfer who said he’s “expecting to do some damage&#x ... »

Hlas: Zach Johnson embraces Rory, Jordan, fans

HAVEN, Wis. — You’re playing in this week’s PGA Championship and you’re pretty serious about winning. Would you:

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Hlas: It’s Beathard or bust

IOWA CITY — For all the noise about coaching hot seats, declining ticket sales, discontent, fatigue, fear and loathing, the 2015 Iowa footba ... »

PGA threesome: Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy

Zach Johnson will be in the same PGA Championship threesome as the world’s top two players next Thursday and Friday.

The PGA of ... »

Paul Burmeister gets plum TV assignment Sunday

Paul Burmeister faces a far-bigger audience Sunday night than he ever played before as Iowa’s quarterback in the early 1990s.

T ... »

Hlas: Wrestling in Kinnick Stadium? Fan-tastic!

IOWA CITY — There’s a difference between gimmicks and genius, and holding an Oklahoma State-Iowa wrestling meet in Kinnick Stadium at ... »

Melvin Ejim signs with Orlando Magic

Former Iowa State player Melvin Ejim was added to the Orlando Magic’s training camp roster Tuesday.

Ejim signed a partially guaranteed ... »

Regarding Ferentz: Looking at others’ 17th years

What follows isn’t to be used as a statement, a prediction, a comparison, or anything other than a curiosity. Got that?

Now, so ... »

Hlas: I got roped in by Wallenda (with video)

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Who’s nuttier, the guy who walks on a tightrope 10 stories above the ground, or someone who pays 10 bucks t ... »

VIDEO: Blast that unnerved Zach Johnson Sunday

I was very close to the 16th green of TPC Deere Run when some genius in a boat on the bordering Rock River unleashed what was either an air ... »

Bill Murray gets in a dig at the Iowa Hawkeyes

Bill Murray is from Chicagoland. He is partial to Illinois over Iowa.

In the video included in this post from Wednesday’s John ... »

Bill Murray brings mischief and mirth to Deere

SILVIS, Ill. — Bill Murray autographed a woman’s head Wednesday.

With anyone else, it might be grounds to call a cop, a ... »