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Mike Hlas
Hi, I'm Gazette/ 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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The Hlists: Lightning ruled Week 4 in college football

It’s Monday morning. It’s easy to be listless, but don’t be Hlist-less.


1. Florida State 23, Clemson 17 (OT)

2. [...]

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Hawkeyes are No. 1 ... in close games

Who’s been a more-interesting college football team to follow so far this season than Iowa?

Sure, Jameis Winston causes different kinds of excitement on and off the field at Florida State. Even though it’s mathematically [...]

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Big Ten Week 4 performances: 1. Indiana, 2. Iowa, 14. Michigan

Each week I rank the Big Ten’s football performances based on that week and that week alone.

This week, for a change, it was hard to unsort a cluster of good results. It wasn’t as if the conference knocked off a full rac [...]

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No reason for Hawkeyes to dismiss Purdue

PITTSBURGH — It’s been said a million times that baseball is a game of inches.

Big deal. So is golf, tennis, hockey, archery, bull-roping and sky diving. And football.

Iowa’s 24-20 win over Pittsburgh Saturd [...]

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Halftime thoughts: Pittsburgh 17, Iowa 7


PITTSBURGH — It's no mystery what Iowa has to do to win this game, or have a chance to win it.

Either it contains Pitt's rushing game much better than it has in the first half, or it goes home with a bruising loss.


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Hlas: Everyone was right about Hawkeyes, everyone’s happy

PITTSBURGH — This win was for everybody.

This Iowa 24-20 win over Pittsburgh was for the outside world that insisted head coach Kirk Ferentz and offensive coordinator Greg Davis needed to change their ways and use underutilized offens [...]

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Can Hawkeyes find redemption far from home?

Mike Hlas, The Gazette


Besides costing Iowa its unbeaten status, last Saturday's loss to Iowa State doused cold Monongahela River water on today's Hawkeyes-Pittsburgh game.

This would have been a battle of 3-0 teams from [...]

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Fun Facts: Iowa-Pittsburgh

I’ve been to a few American cities for college football work trips. Of those, Pittsburgh ranks high on my list of favorites.

It may have more b [...]

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Hlastradamus: Take Hawkeyes (with the points)

Even centuries-old know-it-alls are mystified by the Big Ten’s bungling.

Hlastradamus has gone kaplooey the last two weeks by having a misguided belief the Big Ten still plays competitive football. His 1-3-1 record against the [...]

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Hlas Podcast: Patrick Vint, Black Heart Gold Pants

It's September 17 and not all is well. Not, that is, if you're Patrick Vint of Black Heart Gold Pants. Pat is more than a little disenchanted with the Iowa Hawkeyes' football program and its head coach, [...]

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