The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Hlastradamus: Badgers, Huskers will prey on Big Ten newbies

If time has taught us anything, it’s that time teaches us things.

Over time, Hlastradamus always leads you where you want to go ... »

Hlas Podcast: Gerry DiNardo, Big Ten Network

Gerry DiNardo of the Big Ten Network is this week's guest on the Mike Hlas Podcast.

The BTN studio football analyst picked Iowa to win the ... »

Were Hawkeyes playoff players before last Saturday?

Last week, Iowa was on the radar of the chair of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

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Hlists, Week 8: Iowa School of Sock-Making?


1. Florida State 31, Notre Dame 27

2. Kansas S ... »

Hlas: Washington isn’t capital of Big Ten Nation

WASHINGTON — A multitude of Iowa football fans streamed through Reagan National Airport Sunday, still trying to digest the bitterness of the ... »

Ranking Big Ten's Week 8 efforts: 1. Nebraska, 11. Iowa


The Big Ten had five favorites and five underdogs Saturday. The favorites won, the underdogs fell.

That wouldn't make more much o ... »

Iowa-Maryland predictions from across America


Maryland is a 4.5-point favorite over Iowa Saturday. But not one of the following people says the Terps will win by 4.5 points.

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Halftime thoughts: Maryland 17, Iowa 14

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — So that non-fumble call on Maryland C.J. Brown’s 3-yard run to the Iowa 1 … That didn’t do t ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes came a long way not to be themselves

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Why didn’t Iowa’s football team just bring Maryland a nice welcome-to-the-Big Ten gift before the g ... »

Ready or not, it's Hawkeyes vs. ... Maryland?

Mike Hlas, The Gazette



The Big Ten's reason for plucking Maryland fr ... »

Fun Facts: Iowa-Maryland


1. The two times Iowa began its Big Ten season with three wins were 2002 and 2009. Both seasons ended with BCS bowl appearances. Since 19 ... »

Hlastradamus: Doubling down on Hawkeyes, Cyclones

Hlastradamus sees things. That’s because he has a good optometrist. He urges you to get your eyes checked once a year.

He saw I ... »

Hlas Podcast: Tim Strachan, Maryland football color analyst

This week, the Mike Hlas Podcast focuses on the Maryland-Iowa game and Maryland in particular.

Mike's guest is »

Hawkeyes’ Gaul quietly seized his moment


IOWA CITY — Tommy Gaul entered the Iowa footb ... »

Hawkeyes are nation’s best in (penalty) flag football

There are reasons why Iowa’s football team is 5-1.

You can start with the fact they played well enough to win five times. That& ... »