The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Hawkeyes douse NCAA drought, seek splash vs. Ducks

The last time Iowa played in an NCAA baseball tournament:

* The Chicago Cubs were only 45 years removed from their last World Series appearan ... »

Hlas: C.R.’s Matt Huffer powers way onto NFL roster

It’s not hard to think of former high school and college football players who were practically household names in your area, but neve ... »

Hlas: Hoiberg is NBA-bound, but when?

CEDAR RAPIDS — The ballroom at the Cedar Rapids Marriott had a big crowd for Tuesday’s Cyclone Tailgate Tour stop, but it wasn ... »

Already loaded, Maryland adds to its basketball arsenal

The Big Ten stretches all the way out to Maryland these days, and that may not be a very good thing for the longer-tenured basketball member ... »

Hlas: NCAA baseball regional in Iowa City within reach

IOWA CITY — It improved to a sharp 17-3 in the Big Ten standings following a 10-2 drubbing of Minnesota Saturday afternoon at Banks F ... »

Hlas: After 43 years, Hayden Fry and SMU reconcile

Over four decades after getting fired as head football coach from Southern Methodist University, former Iowa coach Hayden Fry was embraced w ... »

Farewell to a C.R. native who jumped so high

On April 18, Cedar Rapids native Steve Stepanek died of cancer at 59. He was a University of Iowa graduate, a veteran of the U.S. Army and N ... »

Ex-Hawkeye Wegher to join Carolina Panthers

Former University of Iowa running back Brandon Wegher announced Monday that he will sign a free a ... »

Hlas: Brandon Scherff another Hawkeye millionaire ditch-digger

The first Big Ten player picked in the Top 10 of the NFL draft since 2008 hugged Commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday night, and held up a Wa ... »

There’s always something better than a Game 7

It’s become a cliché, which is unfortunate, because clichés are supposed to be true.

“There’s nothing b ... »

Top Ten NFL picks are rare birds for Hawkeyes

If Hawkeyes offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is a Top Ten pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft, that’s rare air for an Iowa player. Or ... »

Kirk Ferentz’s approval-rating higher than Joni Ernst’s

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst won her last contest, while Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz will take a 3-game losing streak into the Hawkeyes ... »

Hlas: No spring fever this year for Hawkeyes at Kinnick

By Mike Hlas, The Gazette

IOWA CITY — An Iowa sports information official estimated the crowd at Iowa’s spring football ... »

Ex-Hawkeye QB Cody Sokol found football happiness

A quarterback transferred from the University of Iowa last year, and it became a happily-ever-after story.

Cody Sokol is training in A ... »

Hlas: Hawkeye football now Beathard or bust

IOWA CITY — The end of Iowa’s 2014 football season remains an open wound.

The Hawkeyes’ 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss ... »