How many games will K-State win this season? Can the Wildcats produce a 1,000 yard rusher? Will backup quarterback Alex Delton play or redshirt? Beat writer Kellis Robinett answers these questions and more in this week’s K-State Q&A.
In the season-opening mailbag, The Star’s Rustin Dodd answers questions about the number of victories the Kansas football team might have this season and projecting the rotation for the men’s basketball team.
It’s been a long bye week for Sporting Kansas City, and many of our readers have chimed in about the officiating in Sporting KC’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids last Saturday night. Referees are fallible, but sometimes that’s not a good enough excuse.
On Wednesday night, the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 12-1. When you’re blowing out another team, the unwritten rules of baseball say that you shouldn’t run up the score. But here’s the problem with unwritten rules: they’re unwritten, so nobody is 100 percent sure what they are.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension erased for his role in the so-called “Deflategate” scandal. The reaction? People were happy, sad, furious and glad. And that was just the people who play fantasy football.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain absolutely crushed a pitch from Detroit’s Randy Wolf on Wednesday night during the 12-1 victory over the Tigers. MLB.com’s Statcast broke down the particulars of the home run. The numbers are impressive.
Prior to the Chiefs’ annual kickoff luncheon on Wednesday, team president Mark Donovan said the Chiefs have plans in the works to accommodate fans who can and can’t attend the team’s Nov. 1 game in London against the Detroit Lions.
Some major conferences are considering abolishing games against Football Championship Subdivision teams — like Missouri’s season-opening opponent Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Southeast Missouri. But Tigers coach Gary Pinkel sees value in the games.
Today you get two columns for the price of one. Because I spent so much time talking about Kris Medlen and his changeup, I didn’t get to a play that happened in the second inning of the Royals’ 12-1 loss to the White Sox on Friday night. Let’s go back and take a look at what happened.
Kris Medlen is a right-handed pitcher, and yet right-handed hitters do better against him than left-handed hitters. Friday night was a good example: the lefties and switch-hitters in the Chicago White Sox lineup went three for 11 off Medlen (.272). The right-handed Chicago hitters went nine for 15 (.600). So what gives?
Thirteen years after their 100th loss served as a public shaming, the Royals enter the season’s final stretch with an honest shot at 100 wins. Assuming the Royals clinch their division and lock up home-field advantage in the playoffs, winning 100 would be sort of like a vanity plate on an already beautiful car.
Kelvin Herrera and Alex Rios worked out at Kauffman Stadium on Friday morning, and Royals trainer Nick Kenney told manager Ned Yost he hoped both players would be over their infections from the chickenpox by next week.