How 35-year-old Ben McCollum lifted Northwest Missouri to its first basketball title

These moments help explain how Ben McCollum coached the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats to their first men’s basketball championship at a school known more for its football dominance. McCollum, 35, from all appearances, appears to embody the culture he wanted to build long ago. He focused on experienced leaders and getting players to recognize how they can help the team and embrace their roles, just as he did as a player for the Bearcats 15 years ago.

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A block from future tiny houses, veterans help veterans

Kevin Jamison of the Veterans Community Project shows off new outreach center, renovated from an old auto-parts store just a block from site of future Veterans Village.
Rick Montgomery The Kansas City Star
A block from future tiny houses, veterans help veterans 1:34

A block from future tiny houses, veterans help veterans

Postgame reaction from McDonald's All-American Game MVP Michael Porter Jr. 3:01

Postgame reaction from McDonald's All-American Game MVP Michael Porter Jr.

Royals' Danny Duffy happy with final outing at spring training 0:58

Royals' Danny Duffy happy with final outing at spring training

Billy Preston feels more prepared for KU after McDonald's All-American Game 2:02

Billy Preston feels more prepared for KU after McDonald's All-American Game