Blair Kerkhoff

Blair Kerkhoff

Ten years later Sprint Center thrives, even without anchor tenant

The Sprint Center opened in 2007 with an Elton John concert and no anchor tenant. A decade later, the building still doesn’t have a pro sports team, but it was the nation’s fourth-busiest building in the first half of 2016 and continues to attract major sporting events.

Blair Kerkhoff

Blair Kerkhoff: Iowa State factor favors Purdue over KU, sort of

Purdue is coming off a second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Iowa State, the team that ended Kansas’ 51-game homecourt winning streak. That piece of information was used by Purdue coach Matt Painter as the Boilermakers prepared for the Cyclones. The Boilers seem split about how that plays into Thursday’s Sweet 16 game against KU.

Blair Kerkhoff

Sportswriter fired for anti-Trump tweet sues New York Post

Bart Hubbuch, who earned his journalism degree from Kansas and covered sports for The Kansas City Star while attending KU, was fired from his job at the New York Post for a tweet that compared President Trump’s inauguration to Pearl Harbor and Sept. 11. Now, Hubbuch is suing the Post, charging that he was fired because of Post owner Rupert Murdoch’s relationship with Trump.

Videos

Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield and Oklahoma teammates shoot in NRG Stadium the day before Saturday's Final Four game against Villanova.
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Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield 0:30

Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield

Bill Self presented with AP coach of the year award in Houston 1:19

Bill Self presented with AP coach of the year award in Houston

Reasons for Kansas' Elite Eight loss to Villanova 5:07

Reasons for Kansas' Elite Eight loss to Villanova

Keys to victory for KU against Villanova in Elite Eight 4:54

Keys to victory for KU against Villanova in Elite Eight