Heading into the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Barry Brown Jr. has come to epitomize the Kansas State men's basketball team: gritty, resilient with a strong work ethic. His father, Barry Sr., had a profound impact on him.
UMBC's upset of top seed Virginia means K-State will take on America's Team for a Sweet 16 berth, a matchup that Wildcats coach Bruce Weber wasn't expecting when he told his team last week that Virginia isn't very good.
Missouri's basketball season came to an abrupt end with a 67-54 first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Florida State. Despite the bleak ending, which likely marks the end of Michael Porter Jr.'s career with the Tigers, better days are ahead for Mizzou.
For several reasons, Penn has become a popular pick to become the first NCAA Tournament No. 16 seed to upend a No. 1 when it takes on Kansas on Thursday in Wichita. It wouldn't be the first time the Quakers made a lasting NCAA ripple.
Missouri on Friday will play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years, taking on Florida State. Mizzou will be challenged with Jordan Barnett suspended, but the story of the Tigers' season has been about finding a way.
After years of contending, the KC Royals are committed to cutting payroll and replenishing their minor-league system now. But with signings like Moustakas, general manager Dayton Moore is striving to keep them credible instead of just tanking.
After months of anticipation, Michael Porter Jr. returned to the court for Mizzou in the Southeastern Conference tournament ... only for the Tigers to suffer a deflating loss to 12th-seeded Georgia in a game that casts new doubts on their postseason hopes.
Alex Gordon's father, Mike, died two weeks ago after five years of battling Alzheimer's disease. Gordon spoke to The Star about the meaning of his father in his life, from his love of the game to his work ethic.
Lucas Duda had a key role in one of the most memorable plays in KC Royals history when the former Mets first baseman misfired on Eric Hosmer's mad dash home in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series. Now he's trying to help the Royals transition from the past to the future.
With Michael Porter Jr. cleared to return to practice, Mizzou basketball’s postseason prospects may be brighter than ever. That’s both because of his potential comeback but also because of what MU did in his absence.
South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley was allowed by the SEC to get away with criticizing referees after losing to Missouri on the road in Columbia. After the rematch, the SEC punished Missouri for comments made by athletic director Jim Sterk.
This has become a season like no other for the combined forces of Missouri men’s and women’s basketball, each of which will be in the NCAA Tournament and each of which have been keyed by hometown presences. Robin Pingeton’s women’s team in particular has reached unprecedented heights in terms of fan interest, and anticipation for both teams is fevered going into the final weeks of the season.
Missouri has enjoyed a great turnaround this season, but the ultimate signature of the season remains in doubt — as a clunker loss to Mississippi, last-place team in the SEC — reminded on Tuesday night.
Mizzou women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton has embraced “No Limits” as her mantra. But it has less to do with basketball than to do with her approach to her youngest son, Zach, who has Down syndrome.
Shawnee Poloce Department Chief of Police Rob Moser grew up as a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. When he heard of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's charity foundation giving away a K9 dog to police departments where the Steelers play road games, Moser app