Bob Boozer Remembered at College Basketball Hall of Fame Celebration

By Greg Echlin

If only Bob Boozer could have made it this year to hear his name mentioned with Dominique Wilkins, Jamaal Wilkes and Mark Aguirre among others in the 2016 class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, he would have basked in the moment. Continue reading Bob Boozer Remembered at College Basketball Hall of Fame Celebration

Memorial Service Held For Ballplayer Who Lived to 100

By Greg Echlin

While America went to the polls for Election Day, a memorial service attended by around 150 friends and family was held in small-town Ringling, Okla., for former major leaguer and Navy veteran Eddie Carnett who died shortly after he turned 100. Continue reading Memorial Service Held For Ballplayer Who Lived to 100

Fall Diversions From Pathetic Football at KU and MU

By Ian Echlin and Greg Echlin

Kansas Jayhawk fans know basketball’s regular season starts Nov. 11 because they lost focus on KU football a long time ago. Missouri Tiger fans also saw an early downward slide.

As both football programs have plummeted, here are some fall alternatives in both states that won’t lack in sports entertainment:

Northwest Missouri State Football – The defending NCAA Division II national champions have kept rolling since their title game at Children’s Mercy Park last December in Kansas City, Kansas. The Bearcats, 10-0, set a program record for 25 wins in a row, the longest current winning streak in college football. NMSU is outscoring opponents by an average margin of 33 points.  The homecoming rout over Pittsburg State, 69-10, attracted national attention with “The Northwest Lateral” featured on ESPN highlights. The Bearcats wrap up their regular season against Missouri Western, then on to the playoffs. Continue reading Fall Diversions From Pathetic Football at KU and MU

World Series Title Follows Joe Tinker Celebration In Kansas Hometown

By Greg Echlin

A part of history for the 1908 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs started in the small town Muscotah, Kansas, the hometown of Hall of Fame shortstop Joe Tinker. “Joe Tinker Day,” an event organized by the Kansas Sampler Foundation, featured descendants of the Cubs shortstop, a vintage baseball game and a billy goat.

With the billy goat in attendance, the Tinker relatives made their attempt to reverse the curse on the Cubs.   As the Cubs’ World Series drought ends in 2016, the Tinker descendants can finally be relieved.

Check out the full 2013 story here

Tinker with goat
Chris Tinker makes peace with a goat to end the curse on the Cubs. Tinker has a Joe Tinker baseball card inked into his arm.

Eddie Robinson Attends World Series Game 6

By Greg Echlin

The gesture spoke louder than words.

For whatever unstated reason, the Cleveland Indians did the right thing to invite Eddie Robinson, the lone living member of the 1948 World Series championship team, to attend Game 6 of the World Series. Continue reading Eddie Robinson Attends World Series Game 6