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.





Fun Facts: Wisconsin-Iowa

January is almost over.

January is usually my blue period. But it’s almost over. Almost.

However, there’s one more ... »

Hlas Podcast: Norman Chad on poker, the Terps, and Deflate Gate

This week's Mike Hlas Podcast welcomes Norman Chad, nationally syndicated sports/humor columnist and commentator for ESPN's World Series of Poker t ... »

Fun Facts: Iowa-Wisconsin

Iowa-Wisconsin. Two teams with 4-1 records in the Big Ten. One of the two isn’t from a state with an NFL team that let a Super Bowl b ... »

Fun Facts: Iowa-Minnesota

Here’s a Fun Fact: You don’t have to drive to Minneapolis today. Unless you do. In that case, consider it fun that you’ ... »

Fun Facts: Michigan State-Iowa

How fun does it get for Iowa basketball? It’s Michigan State, with Tom Izzo and his seven Big Ten regular-season hoops titles. And hi ... »

Hlas: A second half of Hawkeye horrors, again

IOWA CITY — Yeah, people remember mid-March, not early January. It’s what do you do down the stretch in the college basketball regula ... »

MSU-Iowa is kind of a big deal

These are the games you want if you’re Iowa basketball.

You’re 2-0 in the Big Ten, you’re playing the league ... »

Stoops and Ferentz at same restarting point

The parallels between the football programs at Iowa and Oklahoma are many.

Both programs have head coaches who just finished their 16t ... »

Fun Facts: Nebraska-Iowa

1. Iowa is the only team in Divison I with two road wins over ranked opponents (North Carolina, Ohio State).

2. Iowa hasnȁ ... »

Jacksonville: It’s big and it’s ... big

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — They had a Super Bowl here 10 years ago.

I’ve spent the last several days and nights wondering how, ... »

Video: Hare Krishna meets Rocky Top

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The TaxSlayer Bowl may be a transcendent football game after all.

Before the game, a group of Hare Krishna ... »

Game report: Tennessee 45, Iowa 28

By Mike Hlas, The Gazette


It was more like an opening flurry of upper cuts, ja ... »

Hlas: Cold reality bites for Hawkeye football

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Facing reality is useful.

So accept this reality now: You (and you, and you, and you) who want a regime change in ... »

Fun Facts: Tennessee-Iowa

What’s more fun than a TaxSlayer Bowl?

Surely not an Armed Forces Bowl. That sounds a bit militant. And definitely not a Cactus ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes could use a non-Taxing win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — What does it all mean?

OK, this is a sports page, so let's not get too philosophical. Let's reduce the question ... »

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