Tag Archives: NCAA

Florida And LSU Seek Series Championship

By Greg Echlin
Though the University of Florida is in search of its first national title in baseball, the Gators are playing in the best-of-three title series at the College World Series for their third time.  Southeastern Conference foe LSU is no stranger to baseball championships as the NCAA’s team of the 90s.  The Tigers, however, are playing in their first title series since 2009.
All in all, these two teams wear familiar colors at the College World Series while the teams located closer to Omaha struggle to get that far.  Iowa and Nebraska made the 64-team bracket, but each failed to get past the first weekend.  The most notable natives of either Iowa or Nebraska are linked to other programs in the College World Series.

Close Call At College World Series Causes Concern

By Ian Echlin

A University of Louisville batter lost his bat on a swing and sent it flying into the stands Sunday afternoon at the College World Series. The fan hit in the head walked away with a minor cut.

However, the incident raises questions about safety at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. An NCAA official says it’s being addressed. Continue reading Close Call At College World Series Causes Concern

Korver Shooting For First Taste Of NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers newcomer Kyle Korver connected on two free throws with 19 seconds left in Game 4 of the series-clinching win over the Indiana Pacers.  It gave the Cavaliers a three-point lead, 105-102, before one final free throw by LeBron James sealed it.  In Game 2 of the first-round series, Korver scored 12 points on four three-pointers in five attempts.  On a championship caliber team, the former Creighton Bluejays standout is entering unexplored territory in his basketball career.

Link to the full story at KIOS.org

Active Coaches Who Beat Bill Self at Allen Fieldhouse Are Dwindling

By Ian Echlin

College basketball fans remember Steve Fisher for coaching the Fab Five at Michigan. But Kansas Jayhawk fans will remember Fisher with San Diego State as a scrape on Bill Self’s home record at Allen Fieldhouse – like a healed scar. Continue reading Active Coaches Who Beat Bill Self at Allen Fieldhouse Are Dwindling

Baylor’s Wainwright Leaves Behind Embattled Raytown School District

Baylor forward Ish Wainwright is making the best of his senior year with a Sweet 16 appearance, the first since his freshman season with the Bears in 2014. He helped his team with two important free throws to secure the lead against USC with 16 seconds left. Wainwright played two seasons at Montrose Christian Academy (Md.) after two seasons in the beleaguered Raytown South (Mo.) program where he caught the attention of Kansas coach Bill Self.  While at Raytown South, Wainwright played under coach Brad Oestreich, who is suing the Raytown School District for wrongful termination and discrimination.  Oestreich said he had nothing but good memories of Wainwright in his two years at Raytown South.

LINK TO KCUR.org: “Raytown South’s Basketball Success Masks District’s Legal Troubles” Continue reading Baylor’s Wainwright Leaves Behind Embattled Raytown School District

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