The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Halftime Thoughts: Wisconsin 16, Iowa 3

IOWA CITY — It was a pretty good first quarter for Iowa.

It was not a good first half.


Barry Alvarez discusses being on playoff selection committee

CEDAR RAPIDS — Why would Barry Alvarez put himself through it?

He’s 67 years old and has a consuming job as the U ... »

Hlas: For Hawkeyes, the season is now

This is it, Iowa's football season defined by one game.

Sure, a college season is a 13-game (or 12-game) collage, and you can't dismiss wha ... »

How America is picking the Wisconsin-Iowa game


Hey, Wisconsin is ranked and Iowa isn't. The Badgers are 10-point favorites and the Hawkeyes are 10-point underdogs.

So it's only ... »

Fun Facts: Wisconsin-Iowa


I thought “Heartland Trophy” (Iowa-Wisconsin) was a lame name for a rivalry trophy. Then came “Heroes Trophy” (Io ... »

Fun Facts: Iowa-Syracuse basketball


1. This was written Thursday on Thursday's 2K Classic game against No. 10 Texas will b ... »

Hlastradamus: History’s hottest handicapper tabs Iowa, ISU

You’ve been waiting all week for this. It’s one thing to have someone tell you he or she picks winners against the Nevada poin ... »

Fun Facts: Texas-Iowa basketball

So Iowa is playing the nation’s No. 10 team in its third game of the season, and in New York’s Madison Square Garden to boot. ... »

Hlas Podcast: Tom Oates, Wisconsin State-Journal

It's Wisconsin-Iowa Week, so the Mike Hlas Podcast features a guest who is well-versed on the subjects of Melvin Gordon, ... »

Niagara women’s basketball team: Toughing out storm


I was feeling pretty fed up with my cable television provider because I haven't been able to get certain channels since Sunday night and ... »

Melvin Gordon is no 1-game or 1-season wonder


OK, so you know Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is good. There's something about seeing a guy rush for 408 yards against Nebraska th ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes have faced no defense like Wisconsin’s


IOWA CITY — You'll probably have been Melvin Gordon-ed to tears by the time Saturday's Wisconsin-Iowa football game arrives, but an ... »

The Hlists: You can’t control your own destiny

College football, lists, combined. Here we go.


It’s Monday, the weather is rotten, Des Moines is happy

Out of nowhere this afternoon, I feel horrible. So I think I’ll write something.

The news Des Moines got first- and second-roun ... »

Fun Facts: North Dakota State-Iowa


North Dakota State is an unusual out-of-state nonconference home opponent for Iowa in one regard: It was very good last season.

W ... »

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