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: 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?

Cȁ ... »

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 ... »

Hlas: Can Hawkeyes scratch 14-year NCAA itch this week?

Iowa won games in 10 different NCAA men's basketball tournaments from 1987 to 2001.

It hasn't won one since. The Hawkeyes will try to chang ... »