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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

Northwest Missouri Football Looking for Wright Stuff

After the NCAA Division II football championship game and the post-game news conferences, Adam Dorrel told a gathering of players, families and fans at Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday night that he accepted a head coaching offer at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Continue reading Northwest Missouri Football Looking for Wright Stuff

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

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