Cheick Diallo and Carlton Bragg were heralded recruits in the forecourt. Landen Lucas seemed likely to take a step back in their shadow. But he played the game of his life as KU beat West Virginia on Tuesday.
Hank Stram was a force of nature whose vast and fascinating legacy still flourishes and swirls all around us and the game he helped morph into its modern form. That’s more acutely so as Super Bowl 50 on Sunday harkens to the first edition of the game, which matched Stram’s Chiefs of the upstart AFL against the Green Bay Packers of the establishment NFL.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee was the featured speaker at the annual WIN for KC event attended by more than 1,500. WIN is a branch of the Kansas City Sports Commission that seeks to empower women and girls through sports. JJK is considered the greatest female athlete of the 20th century, and her example still resonates.