Mike Hlas
Hi, I'm Gazette/TheGazette.com sports columnist Mike Hlas. This is the Hlog. We will meet here, discuss things, and then go forth in the world to implement our plans.





Hlas Podcast: KCRG's Beth Malicki talks Zach Johnson Foundation Classic

This week's guest on the Mike Hlas Podcast is KCRG-TV9 anchor and Zach Johnson Foundation board member Beth Malicki

Beth talks about the fo ... »

Jason Day added to Zach Johnson Foundation Classic

Next Monday’s Zach Johnson Foundation Classic will have the deepest and most-decorated field in its 5-year history.

Jason Day, ... »

From financial standpoint, Hayden Fry was born too soon

MESQUITE, Nev. — Hayden Fry said he never worried about how much money he was making while he was a college football coach, but he cl ... »

At 86, laughter is still Hayden Fry’s best medicine

MESQUITE, Nev. — This spring, more than 16 years since the last football game he coached as the University of Iowa’s head coac ... »

Matt Gatens and Royce White will be teammates

Former college basketball stars Matt Gatens of Iowa and Royce White of Iowa State will work together to try to win a million dollars next mo ... »

Hlas: Jordan Spieth will soon be in our Midwest midst

Number 1 on the list of those who gained the most from Jordan Spieth’s U.S. Open championship Sunday was ... Jordan Spieth.

But not fa ... »

Iowa in the Foster Farms Bowl? Just a bit premature

It’s 11 miles from Stanford University to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

That couldn’t have hurt Stanford ... »

From maintenance in Manchester to a U.S. Open

He was a kid growing up in Manchester, and at Sunday church services he would sometimes irk his mother because he would be drawing golf holes on th ... »

Way to go, Iowa High School Athletic Association

1. Good for the Iowa High School Athletic Association. It announced today that, starting in 2016, it wil ... »

Interviews are best done in groups of 2

A friend texted me Tuesday and I replied “I’m in Ames now. Press conference in 5 minutes.”

His reply: “Wha ... »

Hlas: “Steve Prohm,” said Fred Hoiberg to Jamie Pollard

AMES — So who first suggested to Jamie Pollard that he consider Murray State’s Steve Prohm as Fred Hoiberg’s replacement?

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Hlas: Cyclones grab a Racer to keep running

Can he or she recruit?

That’s not the only question that matters about a college basketball head coach, but it’s the first one. ... »

Lewis Black got “educated” about Kirk Ferentz

Comedian Lewis Black was holding a Q&A after his performance at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort on May ... »

Iowa State’s new men’s basketball coach: Steve Prohm


Murray State's Steve Prohm has been hired to replace Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State as the school's men's basketball coach.

Prohm was ... »

Hlas: Calling Cyclones’ coaching search critical is correct

Take much of what you read or hear with a shaker of salt when it comes to Iowa State’s search for a new men’s head basketball ... »

Hlas: Hoiberg leaves ISU comfort for Chicago challenge

CHICAGO — It isn't about suddenly having a national sports profile as large as the Chicago skyline when compared to coaching college basketba ... »

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 ... »