The NCAA has talked with Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle, whose recruitment by Louisville is mentioned in a book by an escort alleging that strippers danced and had sex with Cardinals players and prospects.
Courtney Frerichs never competed in the state high school track meet in Missouri but has returned remarkable dividends at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, developing into one of the nation’s top distance runners. She takes a national collegiate best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase into the Western Athletic Conference championships this week in Orem, Utah.
UMKC managed to forge a narrow halftime advantage before faltering down the stretch as the ‘Roos dropped a 61-50 decision to Texas-Pan American in the opening round of the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament late Wednesday in Las Vegas.
UMKC point guard Martez Harrison has been chosen Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the year. It’s the second time in UMKC’s 20-year Division I history that the program has had a conference player of the year.
In the end, UMKC’s women’s basketball team simply did not have enough firepower. But, the Kangaroos did show some heart. Despite giving up 12 of the game’s first 14 points, UMKC managed to forge a narrow halftime advantage before faltering down the stretch and losing 61-50 to Texas-Pan American in the opening round of the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament late Wednesday in Las Vegas.
For only the second time in its history, the UMKC men’s basketball team enters a conference tournament as a No. 2 seed. The Kangaroos face Texas-Pan American at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The teams faced each other in the regular-season finale and the Broncs won at the buzzer 53-51.
The UMKC men’s basketball team has a chance for an outright second-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference . It would be the second time in the program’s 20-year history of Division I league play that the Kangaroos have finished second alone.