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 […]

Weekend High School Sports Rewind


Girls soccer Hayden beat Topeka West 2-0 Softball Seaman swept Lawrence 12-1 and 17-2 Baseball Seaman defeated Lawrence 10-0 Girls swimming Manhattan Invitational Results Local teams that participated: Hayden, Shawnee Heights, Topeka West, Topeka High, Washburn Rural Team results: 1. Newton, 511; 2. Washburn Rural, 340; 3. Hayden, 279; 4. Manhattan, 278; 5. McPherson, 257; […]

Kentucky Holds Off Notre Dame, Wisconsin Back in Final Four


Pushed to the brink, Kentucky still perfect and still playing. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. The Wildcats (38-0) advanced to the Final Four in Indianapolis […]

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


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 […]

Sit With the Guru – For A (Final) Day in the Life

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In everyone’s life there come various events that provide watershed moments, the kinds of things that lead to changes. Certainly one of those occured February 1, 2014, when my mother passed away. I had overseen her final seven years since she moved here from Omaha, a life mission that provided its share of ups and […]

Ellis and Mason Make All District Team


– The Kansas men’s basketball duo of Perry Ellis and Frank Mason III have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 8 Team, the NABC announced Friday.   Reflecting their All-Big 12 recognitions earlier this month, Ellis is a first-team member of the NABC All-District 8, while Mason is […]

Lady Hornets Fall in Final Four Game To Vulcans


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


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


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


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


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 […]

KU Head Coach Bill Self and KU Players Following Loss To Wichita State


Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday.  The Jayhawks finish the season 27-9. The Shockers are now 30-4. KU head Coach Bill Self, Devonte Graham and Perry Ellis at the podium.    Bill Self Locker […]

AUDIO: WSU Head Coach Gregg Marshall and Players Preview KU Game


For the first time in 22 years, Wichita State and Kansas will battle on the hardwood. The seventh-seeded Shockers (29-4) square off against the second-seeded Jayhawks (27-8) in Third Round NCAA Tournament action at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. The winner will advance to next week’s Midwest Regional Semifinals in Cleveland. This is the 14th meeting all-time […]

AUDIO: VanVleet Leads Shockers in Win Over Hoosiers


Fred VanVleet matched his career high with 27 points, Ron Baker made big free throws late, and Wichita State defeated Indiana 81-76 in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. By winning, the seventh-seeded Shockers (29-4) set up a much-anticipated Sunflower State showdown with Kansas on Sunday. Baker scored 15, making 7 of 8 free throws in the […]

Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall and Players Audio:


Thursday was media and press conference day in Omaha at the Century Link Center.  The Shockers take on Indiana at approximately 2:10 on Friday. Indiana has struggled.  The Wichita State Shockers are back in the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year.  Head Coach Gregg Marshall’s press conference:    Wichita State players Ron Baker and […]

Shawnee Heights’ Scroggins highlights boys All-Centennial League team


Three city basketball players have been named to the All-Centennial League boys basketball team. Shawnee Heights senior Tez Scroggins captured the league’s player of the year award. Seaman senior Joe Miller and Hayden senior Jacob Head joined Scroggins on the first team. Manhattan coach Benji George earned coach of the year after claiming the Centennial […]

Hampton beats Manhattan, 74-64, in the First Four


Reginald Johnson scored 15 points and added two late critical defensive plays to lead Hampton to a 74-64 victory over Manhattan in the First Four on Tuesday night. The Pirates (17-17), who have won five in a row to get to .500, advance to meet top-ranked Kentucky (34-0) in Louisville on Thursday. Quinton Chievous added […]

First Four Begins Tonight


DAYTON, Oho (AP)  Dayton, Ohio, and in particular the University of Dayton Arena, has served as the host of the opening games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for years. As a matter of fact it all began in 2001 with the so called, play-in games that have morphed into what is now called the […]

All-City Basketball Teams


What a tremendous high school basketball season.  Although no city school was crowned as state champion, the city of Topeka has plenty to be happy about. Shawnee Heights tied for the best record going into the Class 5A state tournament and made it back to the tournament since 2002.  Three of the seven city girls […]

580 WIBW NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge


March Madness is here! Fill out a bracket and WIN! Join in on the fun of our first ever 580 WIBW Bracket Challenge. You can compete with Jake, Alex, Pat, Greg and other 580 WIBW listeners.  Click on the link below to register.  The rules are pretty simple. Must be 18 years of age or […]

580 WIBW’s All-Tournament Teams from State Tournament


The 2014-15 edition of high school basketball is in the books with the eight basketball state tournaments wrapping up on Saturday across the state.  All eight broadcasters from each site  put together their all tournament teams for both boys and girls. Class 6A – Greg Akagi’s All-Tournament Team BoysZach Jackson, SR, Wichita EastJustin Roberts, JR, […]

Wichita State, Indiana to face off in Omaha


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Seventh-seeded Wichita State will face No. 10 Indiana in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hoosiers got into the NCAA tournament after sweating out a bid all weekend – but it could feel like a road game for the Hoosiers (20-13). Omaha is roughly 300 […]

Kentucky Tops the NCAA Tournament Field


March madness is here. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was revealed on Sunday afternoon.  Click here for a printable bracket.  The Big 12 got seven teams in the tournament. Kansas was slotted as a two seed. Iowa State, Oklahoma, Baylor were all given three seeds. West Virginia was given a five seed, Oklahoma State is […]

State Tournament Day Four Schedule and Scores


Scores: Boys Championship Games  6A   Wichita East 58 Lawrence 435A   Wichita Heights 72 Maize South 534A D1  McPherson 74 Basehor-Linwood 604A D2  Holcomb 63 Rock Creek 553A   Scott City 60 Wichita Collegiate 48 2A   St. John-Hudson 49 Central Plains 451A D1   Hanover 58 Doniphan West 361A D2  Wallace County 72 St […]

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


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 […]

No. 16 Baylor beats No. 18 WVU 80-70 in Big 12 tourney


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — West Virginia played without leading scorer Juwan Staten, out with a knee injury. Gary Browne spent the entire game watching as well, his sprained ankle still tender. The Mountaineers still took Baylor down to the wire Thursday. Ultimately, attrition got the better of the Mountaineers. Devin Williams scored 18 points for […]

Perry Ellis Out For TCU Game


Kansas Forward Perry Ellis’ will not play in Thursday’s Big 12 Quarterfinal game against TCU. Bill Self announced the decision during his pregame television and radio interviews Thursday morning. Yesterday, Self reported that Ellis’ had sprained his right knee but he was improving. Self went on to say that if Ellis’ had no pain he […]

State Tournament Basketball Day One Scores


3:00 Scores: Class 6A Boys Wichita East 59  Maize 46Class 5A Girls  Aquinas 56 Emporia 34 Class 4AD1 Boys  Basehor-Linwood 65 Wellington 40Class 4AD2 Boys  Holcomb 59  Parsons 44 Class 3A Girls  Cimarron 57  Wellsville 39Class 2A Boys  Olpe 42  Colgan 31 Class 1AD1 Girls  Hoxie 71 LaCrosse 43Class 1AD2 Girls  St. Johns-Tipton 52 Wetmore 49  4:45 Scores:  […]

Texas rolls to 65-53 win over Tech in Big 12 tournament


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cameron Ridley had 14 points and eight rebounds, Kendal Yancy added 13 points and seventh-seeded Texas helped its NCAA tournament hopes with a 65-53 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament. Isaiah Taylor added 12 points and seven assists for the Longhorns […]

Audio: TCU Ends K-State Season With 67-65 Win In Big 12 Tourney

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Audio: Bruce Weber & Thomas Gipson  Gipson- "It's disappointing it has to end like this. I wish it could've been different. That's just what happens." — Alex Gold (@AlexGold) March 12, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Washburn and Kyan Anderson scored 16 points apiece, and TCU held on down the stretch to beat Kansas […]

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 […]

Wendy’s High School Athletes of the Week


After their performances last week, Seaman senior forward Joe Miller and Topeka West junior bowler Renee Howland are our Wendy’s high school athletes of the week. Although the season could have been better, senior Joe Miller is pleased with the way the basketball squad finished. After a roller coaster start, the Vikings strung together wins down the […]

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. […]

Wendy’s High School Girls Basketball Coaches Club


The final week of high school basketball is here. Eight different state tournaments are this week, crowning eight unique champions. Three city schools have a chance to be the next champion. To see the brackets and 580 WIBW broadcast schedule, check that out right here. This is the sixth and final girls basketball edition of […]

Philadelphia Radio Host Talks Jeremy Maclin

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The Kansas City Chiefs improved their need at receiver with the addition of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. According to several media outlets Maclin will sign with the Chiefs once free agency opens up on Tuesday, March 10th.  Maclin, the former Missouri standout, had a tremendous season last year, recording 1,318 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Eytan […]

KU Fires Women’s Hoops Coach Bonnie Henrickson


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 […]

Shawnee Heights powers past Seaman to end state tournament drought


Last season, Shawnee Heights was one of the best teams left out of the state tournament. This year, the Thunderbirds saw their opportunity to end a 13-year drought. Led by senior point guard Tez Scroggins’ 24 points, Heights advanced to the Class 5A state tournament for the first time since 2002 after a 75-58 win […]

High School Basketball: Sub-State Final Day


Boys Basketball Class 1A-DI Sub-State TournamentHanover 58, Osborne 38Pratt Skyline 42, Macksville 27Satanta 58, Hodgeman County 42Stockton 56, Hoxie 49 Class 1A-DII Sub-State TournamentHutchinson Central Christian 61, Sylvan-Lucas 48St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 65, Northern Valley 47Wallace County 42, Greeley County 30Wheatland-Grinnell 52, Western Plains 43 Class 2A Sub-State TournamentCentral Plains 62, Ellinwood 26Ellis 62, Hill City […]

High school basketball Sub-State brackets


The season is back to 0-0. It’s sub-state week and each team is trying to reach the same destination: state tournament. Below are the records of each team in sub-state pairings involving Shawnee County teams. Brackets are also posted below. For all other sub-state brackets. check those out right here. Boys 6A Sub-State: Junction City […]

Texas Handles KSU in Austin


Texas used a stellar defensive effort, including an opponent school record-high 14 blocked shots, to post a 62-49 win over Kansas State on Saturday afternoon before 12,053 at the Frank Erwin Center.   With the loss, K-State (15-16, 8-10 Big 12) dropped to the No. 8 seed in next week’s Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship […]

Ichabod Baseball Team Continues Hot Start


The Washburn Ichabod baseball team picked up a doubleheader sweep winning its 12th and 13th games in a row after topping Pittsburg State 2-1 and 8-4 in game two Saturday at Falley Field. The Ichabods will look for the four-game sweep on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. Game 1 – Washburn 2, Pittsburg State 1A […]

Chiefs Release DT Vance Walker


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), […]

NCAA Suspends Boeheim For Syracuse Violations


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ The NCAA has suspended Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine games for academic, drug and gifts violations committed primarily by the men’s basketball program. The governing body said Friday the school will be on probation for five years. The team must vacate wins in which ineligible students participated. The punishment also […]

High School Basketball: Sub-State Day Four


Boys Basketball Class 5A Sub-State Tournament Blue Valley Southwest 67, St. James Academy 47 BV West 62, KC Harmon 35 Emporia 55, Salina South 47 Goddard-Eisenhower 55, Liberal 40 Kapaun Mount Carmel 54, Arkansas City 30 Maize South 72, Great Bend 36 Shawnee Heights 60, Leavenworth 39 Topeka Seaman 71, Highland Park 57 Andover Central […]

High School Basketball: Sub-State Day Three


Boys Basketball Class 6A Sub-State TournamentLawrence 79, SM Northwest 45Olathe East 54, BV Northwest 46Olathe Northwest 72, Gardner-Edgerton 65, OTSM East 46, SM South 45Wichita Campus 53, Dodge City 52Wichita East 76, Wichita North 53Wichita South 45, Wichita West 35Wichita Southeast 84, Topeka 68BV North 57, Olathe South 45Derby 63, Junction City 41Garden City 46, […]

Seaman sinks Lansing to advance to sub-state championship match with Shawnee Heights


Seaman senior Tatyana Legette didn’t score and once she picked up her foul in the first quarter, trouble was brewing for the Lady Vikes. That didn’t matter as fellow seniors Cassidy Henry and Rachel Heald kept Seaman afloat until Legette was back on the floor in the decisive second quarter in a 52-42 victory over […]

Bill Self Named Finalist for Naismith Coach of the Year


 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 […]

High School Basketball: Sub-State Day Two


Boys Basketball Class 1A-DI Sub-State TournamentCentral Burden 62, South Haven 60Flinthills 38, Goessel 35Lakeside 51, Clifton-Clyde 43Lebo 42, Southern Coffey 27Marais des Cygnes Valley 52, Pleasanton 39Pretty Prairie 65, Centre 44Rock Hills 70, Thunder Ridge 47St. Paul 54, Marmaton Valley 48 Class 1A-DII Sub-State TournamentAshland 71, Bucklin 23Chase 59, Tescott 45Cheylin 47, Weskan 43Cunningham 69, […]