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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.

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Fun Facts: Northern Illinois-Iowa basketball

How not to sell out Carver-Hawkeye Arena: Play a game on the night before Thanksgiving and have the opponent be Northern Illinois.

That doesn’t mean there can’t be Fun Facts, though. We’re not without mirth, are w [...]

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Hlas Podcast: Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska-Iowa. That's what awaits us Friday at Kinnick Stadium, so this week's Mike Hlas Podcast is with the Omaha World-Herald's Lee Barfknecht, who discusses this week's game and [...]

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Odell Beckham Jr. 1-handed Hawkeyes in Outback Bowl

Odell Beckham Jr., of the New York Giants became a household name Sunday night with his instantly legendary one-handed touchdown c [...]

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Fun Facts: Pepperdine-Iowa

Last Thursday-Friday-Saturday wasn’t the best stretch in Iowa Hawkeyes history. Basketball losses to Texas and Syracuse in New York City, a football defeat to Wisconsin on Saturday.

At least the three winners were all nationall [...]

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The Hlists, Week 13: Win two Big Ten games, go to a bowl

THREE GAMES I WISH I’D ATTENDED

1. Minnesota 28, Nebraska 24

2. Angelo State 42, Michigan Tech 41

3. MIT 27, Husson 20 (OT)

THREE [...]

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Ranking Big Ten’s Week 13 results: 1. Minnesota, 2. Wisconsin, 5. Iowa

The Big Ten became a 3-team race Saturday. Iowa was eliminated from title-contention. So was Michigan State. And Nebraska.

So we’re left with Ohio State, Wisconsin and ... Minnesota?

Yup. It turns out the Gophers didn [...]

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Halftime Thoughts: Wisconsin 16, Iowa 3

IOWA CITY — It was a pretty good first quarter for Iowa.

It was not a good first half.

The second-quarter yardage: Wisconsin 146, Iowa 46.

In second-quarters this se [...]

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Hlas: Great try, but a cruel tease for Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Two points, one play, no conversion.

No trophy with a brass bull, no shot at a West Division championship, nothing on which to hang a hat this season.

Oh, how Kinnick Stadium brimmed with brilliance Saturday a [...]

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Barry Alvarez discusses being on playoff selection committee

CEDAR RAPIDS — Why would Barry Alvarez put himself through it?

He’s 67 years old and has a consuming job as the University of Wisconsin’s director of athletics. He was a college football coach from 1979 to [...]

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Hlas: For Hawkeyes, the season is now

This is it, Iowa's football season defined by one game.

Sure, a college season is a 13-game (or 12-game) collage, and you can't dismiss what has gone down in the 10 previous games or what will come later. And yet, what will the Hawkeyes ha [...]

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