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

Mike McCarthy Alma Mater Enjoying Better Season Than Packers

By Greg Echlin

On Monday Night Football, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy directed his team to a badly needed win at Philadelphia.  With a steep hill to climb in the NFC Central, the Packers are staring at the possibility of sitting out the post-season this year. Continue reading Mike McCarthy Alma Mater Enjoying Better Season Than Packers

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