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Kansas Family Going Northwestern

By Greg Echlin

In Leavenworth—a Kansas town known for its U.S. Army base and a federal prison —there’s a segment of the population that’s obviously isolated from everyone else.  But you can’t blame James Baldwin, a non-criminal in Leavenworth known to everybody as JB, if he feels like he’s away from the action, too. Continue reading Kansas Family Going Northwestern

Washburn Coach Reigns in Division 2

Washburn Chipman
Credit Washburn University Athletics. Washburn head coach Bob Chipman plans to retire when the season ends. Chipman tallied over 800 career wins as a coach.

With the Kim Anderson hiring at Missouri not turning out well, it doesn’t bode well for other NCAA Division II coaches under consideration for power conference jobs. For Washburn coach Bob Chipman, who had hoped to land the head coaching job at Kansas State in the 1990s, his Division II career turned out okay. Link to KPR’s full story

 

Josh Jackson Ready For The Stretch

Josh Jackson Kansas Jayhawks
Freshman Josh Jackson warms up before playing the No. 2 Baylor Bears in Lawrence.

By Ian Echlin

Kansas Jayhawks freshman sensation Josh Jackson added the finishing touch to his career-high scoring effort against No. 2 Baylor on a go-ahead dunk with two minutes left in the game.

It was an example of Jackson’s attitude toward seizing the moment against the best competition in the country. Continue reading Josh Jackson Ready For The Stretch

Fans and Teammates Reflect on a Tragic Loss

Time.  Something we take for granted.  We thought, with time, that Yordano Ventura would be one of the best pitchers in baseball.  But Yordano’s time ran out tragically with a one-car accident that took his life at age 25 in his native Dominican Republic.  Though we figured that there would be so much more, the right-handed Ventura provided Royals fans with some electrifying pitching moments in his shortened Royals career. Link to Full Story with Audio Continue reading Fans and Teammates Reflect on a Tragic Loss

Popular Team Thrives at Figure Skating Nationals

By Greg Echlin

As commentators they’re joined at the hip.  When asked before the media session if NBC commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir would be meeting separately, the response was “Tara and Johnny always do everything together.”  Continue reading Popular Team Thrives at Figure Skating Nationals

Past Pittsburgh Playoff Game Brings Good Memories

It was in January, 1994, when the Chiefs last won a playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium.  Against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It started a three-game playoff journey following the 1993 season that included stops in Houston’s Astrodome where the Chiefs shocked the Oilers, then the AFC championship game in Buffalo where quarterback Joe Montana’s bid to lead the Chiefs to the Super Bowl fell one game short.  What kind of run will this week’s game against Pittsburgh produce?  Click here for full story with audio at KCUR.org