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Mike Hlas
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Hlas Podcast: Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune

This week's Mike Hlas Podcast looks at Saturday's Northwestern-Iowa football game with Teddy Greenstein, who covers the Wildcats for the Chicago Tribune and appears on the Big Ten Network.

Teddy talks about the Wildcats' schizo season and [...]

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Derrick Willies, we hardly knew ye

IOWA CITY — It’s been said it’s better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. But is that true?

It’s as if Iowa football fans were set up for disappointment when freshman wide receiver Derr [...]

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Hlists, Week 9: Pitt fumble-fest, good maritimes

This is a collection of lists from Week 9 in college football. It will feature Ole Miss and Massachusetts Maritime. Never before have those two institutions been mentioned in the same sentence.


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Devyn Marble’s NBA career starts Tuesday


Since 2010, the only ex-Hawkeye to play in the NBA is Reggie Evans, who is beginning his 13th season. Evans is now a Sacramento King, marking his seventh NBA team.

It seems highly likely rookie Devyn Marble of Iowa will play at s [...]

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Week 9 in Big Ten: 1. MSU, 2. Wisconsin, 3. Illinois

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Five games, one upset, lots of criticism of Big Ten officials. That was Week 9 in the Big Ten, and this ranks the performances of the teams in that week:

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Saturday on the college football couch: Slacker or scout?

It was way too nice of a late-October Saturday to stay indoors, but there were three Big Ten football games and four future Iowa opponents to watch at 11 a.m.

At least I opened a window.

11:02 [...]

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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. The prophet has sort of slogged through the 2014 college football season after some sterling resul [...]

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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 Big Ten West in the preseason. He talks about why he has switched his pick to Nebraska.

He a [...]

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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 State 31, Oklahoma 30

3. Texas 48, Iowa State 45

THRE [...]

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