Big 12 Announces Future Championship Sites

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The Big 12 is excited to announce its championship schedule for the 2015-16 academic year.  The Conference has also awarded multi-year agreements in the sports of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball.    Sprint Center in Kansas City will host the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship each year from 2017 – 2020.  Pending […]

KU’s Bill Self to Receive Basketball’s Human Spirit Award by Naismith Hall Of Fame

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Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self is one of three recipients of the 2015 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday evening on NBA TV.   Self, along with former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and 14-year NBA veteran Steve Smith, will be recognized on Thursday, September […]

Wamego’s Page to Sign with Lady Wildcat Basketball Team

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Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced today the signing of incoming freshman Lanie Page to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the spring signing period. Page will join her older sister, Kaylee, on the K-State roster for the 2015-16 season. The Page sisters join the fall signing class which includes incoming […]

Sporting KC Shuts Out Seattle Sounders FC

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Sporting Kansas City stretched the club’s unbeaten streak to five games with a scoreless draw at Seattle on Saturday and became the first team to hold the Sounders scoreless at CenturyLink Field in 2015. Anchored by captain Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City’s defense allowed only one shot on goal – Seattle’s fewest at home in […]

Collins Named KBCA Coach of the Year

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A run to the NCAA Division II Women’s Final Four helped Emporia State Lady Hornets coach Jory Collins garner 2015 four-year college Coach of the Year honors from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. This is his first KBCA Coach of the Year award and the fifth overall for Emporia State coaches. Collins wrapped up his […]

Four Wildcat Greats to be Inducted into Football Ring of Honor

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The Kansas State Athletics Department and football program will welcome four new members to the K-State Football Ring of Honor as former Wildcat greats Michael Bishop, Jordy Nelson, Clarence Scott and Darren Sproles will comprise the third class inducted into the elite fraternity, bringing the total number to 14. “Like previous Ring of Honor classes […]

Nemeth and Dwyer Lead Sporting KC Over New England

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Playing the team’s 100th game at Sporting Park and 200th MLS match under Manager Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City rallied for a 4-2 victory over the New England Revolution on Wednesday at Sporting Park. Juan Agudelo opened the scoring for the visitors with an early goal in the 11th minute before Sporting Kansas City responded […]

Wildcats Upset Sooners in Big 12 Tournament

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Colton Kalmus matched his career-high in strikeouts with six while Max Brown went 4-for-4 with a pair of two-out RBIs as six-seed K-State opened its trip to the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship with a 7-3 win over third-seeded Oklahoma on Wednesday at ONEOK Field. The Wildcats (27-28) notched their third win in […]

Big 12 All Baseball Teams Announced

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Regular season champion TCU highlights the 2015 edition of the All-Big 12 Baseball Teams and postseason honors as Cody Jones has been named Player of the Year with head coach Jim Schlossnagle the unanimous choice for Coach of the Year and Connor Wanhanen the unanimous selection for Freshman of the Year.  Oklahoma State southpaw Michael […]

Rafael Furcal Announces Retirement

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Royals infielder Rafael Furcal announced today that he is retiring from professional baseball after a distinguished 14-year career in the Major Leagues.  He signed a minor league contract with the Royals during Spring Training of this year and played in seven games with Wilmington (A) and Northwest Arkansas (AA). Furcal, 37, spent a majority of […]

Wildcats to Take on Rams in Wichita

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Kansas State will resume the Wichita Wildcat Classic basketball series at Wichita’s INTRUST Bank Arena when the Wildcats host Mountain West foe Colorado State on Saturday, December 19, 2015.   The game will be the Wildcats’ third in Wichita in the last five years, following tilts with West Virginia in 2011 and Gonzaga in 2013. […]

Kansas & Kentucky To Play At Allen Fieldhouse In 2016

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The top-two winningest programs in men’s college basketball will continue their rivalry as Kentucky will play at Kansas inside historic Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in the Big 12/SEC Challenge presented by Sonic. ESPN, the Big 12 and the SEC announced the pairings Thursday. As previously mentioned when Kansas released it non-conference schedule […]

Royals Recall Aaron Brooks, Option Yohan Pino

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The Kansas City Royals today recalled right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Omaha.  In a corresponding roster move, right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino has been optioned to Omaha. Brooks, 25, started five games for the Storm Chasers, compiling a 3.51 ERA and 35 strikeouts to nine walks in 33.1 innings.  He appeared in two games last […]

Chiefs Sign 6 Draft Picks & 11 College Free Agents

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has signed six of its nine draft selections from the 2015 NFL Draft. Additionally, the team has signed 11 college free agents.   Below is a look at Kansas City’s recent signings.   2015 DRAFT PICKS SIGNED   Player                                Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Draft Selection […]

Royals Announce Several Roster Changes Including Vargas To DL.

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The Kansas City Royals announced several roster moves this afternoon.  The club has reinstated shortstop Alcides Escobar from the seven-day disabled list (concussion), for tonight’s 6:08 p.m. (CT) game against the Detroit Tigers.  The club also announced that third baseman Mike Moustakas has been placed on the Bereavement/Family Emergency List today.  He will be eligible […]

Ichabods Can’t Hold Off Lions

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— Fifth-seeded Washburn led early but couldn’t pull off an upset of No. 1 seed Missouri Southern in the MIAA Quarterfinals on Thursday, May 7, falling 10-7 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Riley Krane doubled off the left center wall on the first pitch of the day, moving to third on a wild pitch during Parker Gibson’s […]

Jayhawks Release Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

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It is well documented that Kansas’ men’s basketball schedule has been the toughest in the nation each of the last two seasons. That trend will not change with the 2015-16 non-conference schedule the Jayhawks announced Thursday.   This season Kansas could potentially play 18 games against teams that competed in the 2014-15 NCAA Tournament. Six […]

Baseball Has Eight Ichabods Named To 2015 All-MIAA Team

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Washburn baseball had eight All-MIAA selections for the 2015 season, announced Thursday, May 7 by the conference office, prior to the start of the MIAA Tournament’s second round. The Ichabods saw three players earn third team honors while five others were tabbed honorable mention.  WU is in the midst of its first 30-win season since 2000, […]

Royals Reinstate Luke Hocheavar From 15-Day D.L., Option Brandon Finnegan

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have reinstated right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar from the 15-day disabled list for today’s 1:10 p.m. game against the Cleveland Indians.  In a corresponding roster move, the Royals have optioned left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan to Northwest Arkansas (AA). Hochevar, 31, missed the entire 2014 season after having “Tommy […]

Chiefs Waive Four Players

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has waived the following players:   PLACED ON WAIVERS   Player                                Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    HS Hometown JoJo Dickson                      LB          6-1         245          Idaho                       Wailuku, Hawaii Jorgen Hus                         LS          6-1         232          Regina                     Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Corbin Louks                      WR        6-0         200          Nevada                    Danville, Calif. Terrelle Pryor                     QB         6-4         […]

Royals To Debut “Los Reales” Jersey On July 25th

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The Kansas City Royals are pleased to announce the Club’s newest specialized jersey featuring the Spanish name “Los Reales” on the front.  The announcement will take place today at 3 p.m. on the field at Kauffman Stadium.  The Royals will wear the new jerseys on Saturday, July 25 when they host the Houston Astros at […]

North and Buchman Earn Senior Athlete Honors at Ichabod Athletic Banquet

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The Washburn Athletics Department recognized its senior student-athletes and 2014-15 team Most Valuable Players on Monday, May 4 at the 2015 Senior and MVP Recognition Banquet. The event, held at the Capital Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, featured an evening of season highlights, scholarship awards and recognition of student-athlete accomplishments for the school year. The […]

Sporting Kansas City Midfielder Voted Player of the Month

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Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber was voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month for April. The veteran midfielder finished the month with two goals and three assists including the first brace of his five-year MLS career. “It’s an honor to be nominated alongside a great group of MLS players and I’m humbled to […]

Three Wildcats Ink NFL Free Agent Deals

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Three former Kansas State football players – B.J. Finney, Ryan Mueller and Jake Waters – signed free agent deals with NFL teams following the 2015 NFL Draft. Finney signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mueller with the San Diego Chargers and Waters with the Jacksonville Jaguars.   In addition to the three signed players, wide receiver […]

Sporting Kansas City Tops Chicago

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Sporting Kansas City moved into fourth place in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday at Sporting Park. Paulo Nagamura came off the bench to score the game’s lone goal with a header in the 75th minute, while Tim Melia made three saves for his first career MLS shutout […]

K-State’s Schulz Announces Contract Restructuring for AD John Currie

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With Kansas State making continued progress toward its vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program — which has included record-setting fundraising, attendance and facility enhancements — Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz announced today that Athletics Director John Currie has signed a restructured contract with an extension through the 2020 academic year.   The agreement […]

Limited Tickets Available For Weekend Games Vs. Detroit

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that only scattered single and standing-room tickets remain for games this Friday, Saturday and Sunday vs. Detroit, plus the Thursday, May 7 game, a 1:10 p.m. matinee vs. Cleveland.  Standing-room tickets for the weekend games vs. Detroit are available for $20 at royals.com/tickets, with May 7 standing-room tickets available […]

MIAA Announces Bracket And Pairings For Baseball

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Kansas City, Mo. – Missouri Southern has won the MIAA regular season title and earned the top seed in the MIAABaseball Tournament slated to begin on April 30 on campus sites. The Lions will face a rematch of their final series of the season when they welcome eighth seeded Northeastern State for a best of […]

Royals Recall LHP Brandon Finnegan, Option INF Orlando Calixte

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas and optioned infielder Orlando Calixte to Triple-A Omaha.  Finnegan will be in uniform (#27) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Finnegan, 22, opened the season with the Naturals, and […]

Top 25 Recruit Carlton Bragg Inks Letter with KU Basketball

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Two weeks after bringing his second state championship to Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Carlton Bragg made his college destination official. The 6-9 power forward will become a Kansas Jayhawk.   On Jan. 8, Bragg invited fans, family and the media to the VASJ campus to announce his decision. With the beginning of the spring signing period […]

Baker to Return for Senior Season for Shockers

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All-American guard, Ron Baker announced Monday that he will return for his senior season at Wichita State. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Scott City spent the days following the Shockers’ Sweet 16 exit evaluating his professional basketball opportunities. “I spent a lot of time talking it over with Coach, my teammates and my family,” Baker […]

Sporting KC extends unbeaten streak to four

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Sporting KC extended the club’s unbeaten streak to four games with a scoreless draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd of more than 20,000 fans at Sporting Park. The visitors are now winless in five matches (0-2-3) at the stadium and have won only once in their 11 […]

Selden to Stay at Kansas

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball sophomore Wayne Selden, Jr., will return to KU for his junior season, the guard announced Friday.   “I’m using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better,” Selden said. “I’m happy to come back to Kansas next season. This is a special place.”   […]

Major League Baseball Wants Fans to Vote for “Franchise Four”

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Major League Baseball today announced details of the “Franchise Four” promotion, in which fans can select the four most impactful players from all 30 clubs, along with the Negro Leagues, a “Pioneers” ballot for pre-1915 players and a “Greatest Living Players” category. Eight finalists from each category were selected based on recommendations from a Blue […]

Cliff Alexander to Enter 2015 NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Tuesday that freshman Cliff Alexander will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Alexander joins fellow KU teammate Kelly Oubre, Jr., who announced he was going to enter the 2015 NBA Draft on April 1.   “This should come as no surprise to anybody,” Self said. […]

KU Great Jo Jo White to be Inducted to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

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Two-time Kansas men’s basketball All-American and seven-time NBA All-Star Jo Jo White joined the best of the best among his life’s work on Monday. White was one of six individuals announced as making up the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2015.   White donned the Crimson and Blue from 1966-69 under the […]

Royals Ink Yordano Ventura To Multi-Year Deal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 4, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura to a five-year contract, which runs through the 2019 season with club options for 2020 and 2021.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Ventura, 23, is coming off one […]

Royals Secure Outright Waivers on Pitcher Louis Coleman

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KANSAS CITY, MO (April 3, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that the club has secured outright waivers on right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman, who has been assigned to Triple-A Omaha.  Coleman, who turns 29 tomorrow, has pitched in 148 Major League games with Kansas City since debuting in 2011.  Following the move, the […]

Details for Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium

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The Kansas City Royals today announced details of a special extended Opening Day pregame ceremony, set for Monday, April 6, prior to a 3:10 start vs. the Chicago White Sox.  Pregame events include a ring presentation for members of the 2014 American League Championship team and the raising of the American League pennant flag.  Stadium […]

Kelly Oubre, Jr., to Enter the 2015 NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas freshman guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, the 6-7 guard announced Wednesday. In lieu of a press conference, Oubre chose to keep his decision between himself, his dad (Kelly Oubre, Sr.) and head coach Bill Self before making his announcement public. “I’m leaving the University of Kansas for […]

Royals Announce TV Games on FOX Sports Kansas City

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With the addition of 11 national TV appearances to FOX Sports Kansas City’s 150 regional telecasts, an all-time high 161 Kansas City Royals games are scheduled for television in 2015. FOX Sports announced in March that it will carry 10 games as part of Major League Baseball’s national television package – six on FOX Sports […]

Royals to Let Fans Vote for 6th Inning Song Again

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The Kansas City Royals are asking fans once again to help select the sixth inning sing-along song at Kauffman Stadium through the Play It Forward contest, presented by the Missouri Lottery.  Sixteen popular tracks that received the highest vote totals last season have been selected for the bracket-style contest. During each home game beginning with […]

Sporting Kansas City earns 1-0 victory over New York City FC

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Sporting Kansas City secured a 1-0 road victory on Saturday against New York City FC, handing the expansion side their first MLS defeat in front of a sold-out crowd of 27,545 – including 200 of the team’s traveling supporters – at Yankee Stadium. Ike Opara headed home a Matt Besler throw-in for his second goal […]

Lady Hornets Fall in Final Four Game To Vulcans

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The Lady Hornets held California (PA) without a field goal for the final 6:43 of the game, but the 14th ranked Vulcans converted five of six free throws in that time to hold off ninth ranked Emporia State 51-46 in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Much […]

K-State MBB Dismisses Marcus Foster and Tre Harris

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber announced today that two players have been dismissed from the men’s basketball program and another has elected to transfer. Sophomore Marcus Foster and freshman Tre Harris have been dismissed from the program, while sophomore Jevon Thomas has decided to transfer to a school closer to home. […]

Lady Hornets Move into Final Four of Division II Tournament

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Emporia State scored in the 27th second of the game and never gave up the lead in a 62-50 victory over West Texas A&M in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight. Emporia State scored the games first 11 points and strong defense to hold WTAMU to just .310 shooting from the field. The […]

Standing-Room Only Tickets Now Available for Spring Game

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The K-State Nation continues to set a national standard in support of the Wildcats as athletics officials announced today that all non-premium public reserved and general admission seats have been sold for the 2015 Purple/White Spring Football Game at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 25.   “Sporting Park will […]

Chiefs Awarded Four Compensatory Draft Picks

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A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2015 NFL Draft have been awarded to 14 teams, the NFL announced today.    Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.   The number […]

Kansas Football Opens Spring Practice Tuesday

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head football coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks will begin spring practice on Tuesday, March 24, as KU will go through the first of its 15 allotted practices. The 2015 spring schedule will conclude with the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 25. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m., in Memorial […]

Chiefs Acquire Offensive Lineman Ben Grubbs Via Trade

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has acquired offensive lineman Ben Grubbs via trade with the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed draft pick.   “We acquired a very good football player via trade with the New Orleans Saints today,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “Ben […]

Chiefs Sign Offensive Lineman Paul Fanaika

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed offensive lineman Paul Fanaika (fuh-NYE-kuh).  “Paul is a good football player that we feel can add value to our offensive line group,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “He has familiarity with Coach Reid’s system and expectations. We are […]

Chiefs Release WR Dwayne Bowe

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has released wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.   “On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I’d like to thank Dwayne for his contributions over the last eight seasons,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “During his time with […]

AUDIO: Chiefs Sign WR Jeremy Maclin

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Maclin (6-0, 198) has played in 75 games (73 starts) in five NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2009-14). His career numbers include 343 receptions for 4,771 yards (13.9 avg.) with 36 touchdowns. Maclin’s most […]

Chiefs Sign S Tyvon Branch

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has signed safety Tyvon Branch.  “We are excited we were able to reach a deal with Tyvon and bring him to Kansas City,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “He is a physical player who we feel can help our defense. […]

KU Fires Women’s Hoops Coach Bonnie Henrickson

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Bonnie Henrickson, head women’s basketball coach at the University of Kansas since 2004, has been relieved of her duties, KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger announced Monday. “Bonnie has been an outstanding representative of the University of Kansas and Kansas Athletics,” Zenger said. “It came down to the fact that we expect this program to rank […]

Chiefs Release DT Vance Walker

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has released defensive tackle Vance Walker. Walker (6-2, 305) has played in 88 games (28 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2014), Oakland Raiders (2013) and Atlanta Falcons (2009-12). His career numbers include 138 tackles (96 solo), […]

Bill Self Named Finalist for Naismith Coach of the Year

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 Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self has been named one of 15 finalists for the 2015 Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year Award, the Atlanta Tip-Off Club announced Wednesday. In his 12th season at Kansas, Self has guided the Jayhawks to an unprecedented 11-consecutive Big 12 Conference regular-season titles, including the 2014-15 crown. The 11-straight […]

Chiefs Place Franchise Tag On LB Justin Houston

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has placed the franchise tag on linebacker Justin Houston. “Justin is a talented player and a key contributor to our defense,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “Today was the deadline to designate a franchise player, and it was in the […]

Jackie Stiles Among 2015 National High School Hall of Fame Class

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Jackie Stiles, the high school basketball legend from Claflin, Kansas, who is the leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history is among 12 individuals selected for the 2015 class of the National High School Hall of Fame.   Stiles is regarded by most people as the greatest female athlete in Kansas history after her incredible […]