The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Hawkeyes shot down by own shooting, so far

The Iowa men’s basketball team shot 46.3 percent from the field last season, which was pretty good.

It was 65th-best in the nat ... »

Hlas: ISU-UNI — The best in-state game won’t be played

DES MOINES — Let’s petition the NCAA to give Iowa State and Northern Iowa another game, one against each other.

Let ... »

Fun Facts: UNI-Iowa

It’s the Big Four Classic. You need one thing to be a “Classic.” That’s someone to call it a classic.

That ... »

Hlas Podcast: Adam Kramer, a.k.a @KeggsnEggs

This week's Mike Hlas Podcast is with Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs), the lead national college football writ ... »

Hlas: Big Ten football is riches and rags

No one will hold any clothing drives for Big Ten football. But to borrow from Mr. Springsteen, some days the conference looks like a rich ma ... »

Hlas: Iowa State basketball bosses run over Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — In a dark comedy called “Wag the Dog,” Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (played by Dustin Hoffman) constantly says ... »

Fun Facts: Iowa State-Iowa

Do we even need a preamble for Iowa State-Iowa basketball? It’s fun.

This isn’t football, where the ISU-Iowa game of Sep ... »

Advice to Dejean-Jones: Give neighbors silent treatment

(Updated at the bottom of the post)

As far as crimes go, Bryce Dejean-Jones’ biggest ... »

Gary Andersen leaves Wisconsin for Oregon State

Less than three weeks ago, I i »

Hlas Podcast: Hawkeye Elvis

This week’s Mike Hlas Podcast is with – thank you, thank you very much – Hawkeye El ... »

Ten Big Ten bowl teams, 10 underdogs

This is kind of incredible.

A record-tying 10 Big Ten teams are going to bowl games, but none are favored to win them. If things go ac ... »

Fun Facts: Alcorn State-Iowa

The North Florida men’s basketball team won at Purdue Saturday. North Florida plays at Iowa on Dec. 22.

Which means Alcorn Stat ... »

Hlas: Calling Hawkeyes’ bowl matchup great taxes credibility

OK, this may not be what you’d call stirring.

Iowa (7-5) is playing a 6-6 Tennessee team in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 2, the day aft ... »

Fun Facts: Maryland, Baltimore County-Iowa

Not every one of Iowa’s nonconference games involves North Carolina. Maryland, Baltimore County (That’s right, a comma instead ... »

Hlas: UNI torn apart by Indiana refugee Roberson

NORMAL, Ill. — This is how one team’s national-title hopes were born six months ago, and how another’s died Saturday: »

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