The Jayhawks opened Saturday afternoon’s game on a 20-5 run, led Kansas State by 16 at halftime at Allen Fieldhouse, and never looked back as they beat the Wildcats 68-57. With the victory, KU maintained sole possession of first place in the Big 12.
As he recovers from a January operation to repair an injury he managed for the second half of 2014, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has eased into his offseason routine. He expects to miss a week of spring games, but plans to be ready for Opening Day
A report on the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s business school found that false data was knowingly submitted when applying for rankings and awards. But at the same time it found no reason to believe the school’s subsequent high rankings were undeserved even after accounting for misinformation. The report was commissioned by the university system’s Board of Curators after an investigation by The Kansas City Star.
Clark Hunt, if we’re being honest, has had a disappointing run as the Chiefs’ owner. He has now been in charge for eight years and is on his third GM and fourth head coach. But credit Hunt for admitting his shortcomings.
The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000, before the economy fell into what would be the first of two recessions. Advertising experts say the rookie interest in Super Bowl ads is a positive sign that companies are feeling good in the most recent economic recovery.
Just three months after the Royals bulldozed their way through the American League playoffs to come within a win of their first world championship since 1985, a fan event that has long generated rather modest attendance figures has become a bonafide happening.
In Jefferson City, the question of the day is “Have you run it by Rex?” That’s Rex Sinquefield, the Republican megadonor. What Boss Tom Pendergast was to jobs and government contracts generations ago, Sinquefield is to cold, hard campaign cash today.
Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, who has been publicly guarded throughout his 17-year tenure at the helm of the Tigers’ athletic department, struggled to fight back tears several times Friday as he discussed his impending retirement. He called it a “perfect time” to hand over the department to a new leader, touting the academic and athletic success of the Tigers in recent years.
Sporting KC’s manager recently revealed that he’s been wanting to shake up the team’s formation for a while. Now he says he has the personnel to try it. What changes might he be thinking up? Let’s speculate.