The Hlog by Mike Hlas

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 ... »

Video: Fred Hoiberg’s first steps to recovery

This 12-seco ... »

Hlas: Hawkeye baseball has become smash hit

IOWA CITY — This is how it had been going for the Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team this season:

Iowa junior pitcher Blake Hickman, in the f ... »

NHL/NBA Playoff Diary Vol. 1: Oh, Darling!

What is this, and why should you care?

I don’t know, and I don’t know.

It’s something I’ll do once o ... »

True Masters greatness: No ads or cell phones

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The vast majority of people who attend the Masters don’t arrive in used cars.

They don’t have brea ... »

Hlas: Highly satisfying 9th-place at Masters for Zach Johnson

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Before he got halfway through his final round at the Masters Sunday, Zach Johnson’s name showed up on the giant ... »

Zach Johnson matches personal Masters-best with 68

Before Friday, Zach Johnson had played the par-4 No. 10 hole at Augusta National 33 times in Masters competition. He had never birdied it, a ... »

Hlas: Spieth leaves door open, but has the key

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth, human.

Well, sort of.

The 21-year-old continued to chomp and chomp on Augusta National and the res ... »

Zach Johnson goes from back against wall to foot on pedal

AUGUSTA, Ga. — For Zach Johnson, Friday was the worst of times, it was the best of times.

OK, those are both wild exaggerations ... »

Hlas: Spieth not kidding around at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — We in Eastern Iowa knew Jordan Spieth when he was just a kid.

Back when Spieth was two weeks from turning 20, he won th ... »

Zach Johnson will be in good Masters company


AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Masters hasn't stuck Zach Johnson with two hacks for playing partners.

The Cedar Rapids native will trav ... »

Hlas: Hornacek’s 2nd season as coach not as sunny as first

ATLANTA — Tuesday night, Jeff Hornacek could have told fellow former Iowa State basketball star Fred Hoiberg that coaching in the NBA isn&#x ... »

At 39, Zach Johnson thinks best may be yet to come

Nine of the top 20 players in the men’s World Golf Rankings are in their 20s. Six are 25 or under, including No. 1 Rory McIlroy.

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