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: Why not Wisconsin?

On, Wisconsin!

Since I’m watching the Final Four from two states away, I can be a fan Saturday. A Wisconsin fan.

It isn’t ... »

Hlas: Only the ending wasn’t great about UNI’s season

SEATTLE — There was a nice buffet set up in Northern Iowa’s KeyArena locker room after the Panthers’ NCAA basketball to ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes hit a wall of Zags

SEATTLE — Few want to view the big picture in the gloom of a disappointing moment, but this was as far as it was fair to ask Iowa to ... »

Hlas: Pitino puts Panthers on pedestals

SEATTLE — Rick Pitino could sell vodka to Kentucky bourbon-distillers.

Saturday, the Louisville men’s basketball coach p ... »

Fun Facts: Iowa-Gonzaga

SEATTLE — What could be as fun as the potential for an Iowa-UCLA Sweet 16 game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament?

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Hlas: Glory, lore within reach of Hawkeyes, Panthers

SEATTLE — The best way to describe Sunday night’s opportunities for Iowa and Northern Iowa: Golden.

The Hawkeyes and Pan ... »

Hlas: UNI Panthers ride their bench, wallop Wyoming

SEATTLE — Northern Iowa acted like a high-seeded team at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament coming into KeyArena Friday morn ... »

Hlas: Hawkeyes bring their best at the best time

SEATTLE — Iowa ended a drought with a deluge.

The Hawkeyes men’s basketball team did what so many teams talk about doing, but s ... »

Kurt Warner joins UNI fan section in Seattle

SEATTLE – Northern Iowa’s most-famous athlete trekked from Arizona to Seattle to cheer on the Panthers in the NCAA basketball ... »

Big Dance, shrinking press corps

SEATTLE — A sign of the times:

I’ve covered a few of these NCAA men’s basketball tournaments. And when you have e ... »

Fun Facts: Davidson-Iowa

Wouldn’t it be wild if the founder of Davidson College were named Harley Davidson?

But it isn’t. It’s named after ... »

Hlas: Will Iowa’s season be defined Friday?

SEATTLE — Teams that play on Friday in the first week of the NCAA tournament have an advantage. They saw Thursday’s games.

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Hlas: Wes Washpun’s Cowboy dad is all-UNI today

SEATTLE — Troy Washpun of Cedar Rapids is attending a college reunion of sorts here Friday in KeyArena, but his school pals will unde ... »

Obama: 3 NCAA wins for ISU, 0 for Iowa, UNI

First and foremost, please don’t respond to this with political diatribes. I don’t do politics here. People have a hard enough ... »

Many media peeps say Cyclones will shine in NCAAs

There comes a time when you can’t say you aren’t getting respected nationally.

Iowa State’s men’s basketba ... »