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Unbeaten Shockers Stomp Mustangs

The only problem Wichita State University had with Cal-Poly in its second round NCAA Tournament game on Saturday in St. Louis was that thousands of the top seed’s fans were outside Scottrade Center when the game began. With the afternoon session running longer than expected, a mere 35 minutes was left between the end of the Kansas-Eastern Kentucky game and ...

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Kentucky Holds Off K-State

With some KU fans coming back for the day’s second session, thousands of Wichita State fans in the house and a fairly large Kansas State contingent in the Scottrade Center, Kentucky seemed at times to be playing a road game. But the Wildcats had answers for everything K-State offered and set up Sunday’s tipoff against Wichita State with a 56-49 ...

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Stanford Gets Shot at Sweet 16

Somebody forgot to tell the Stanford Cardinal they were supposed to lose their second-round NCAA tournament game to New Mexico. The underdogs outlasted favored New Mexico 58-53. Among the first upsets forecast for the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament was New Mexico over Kansas on Sunday in St. Louis. New Mexico seemed to have its sight set on a rematch ...

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KU Survives, Will Face Stanford for Trip to Sweet 16

In a game that was much, much, much closer than the final score, Kansas survived a game-long barrage of 3-point shots by a confident Eastern Kentucky team and prevailed 80-69. The Jayhawks, seeded second in the South Regional of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, didn’t pull away from the pesky 15-seed until the game’s final minute. Freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins ...

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Would It Be Shocking If Wichita State Went 40-0?

Can Wichita State go 40-0 and be crowned 2014 NCAA champ a month from now? If you saw the Wheat shockers this weekend in the Missouri Valley Conference tourney, you would say yes. Wichita State dominated the tournament while always seeming a half-step quicker and a few inches taller than their opponents. The No. 2 team in the nation ran ...

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Miami Should Win ACC Coastal

ACC Coastal predicted order of finish: 1. Miami Miami’s quest for the ACC Coastal crown will most likely come down to two games – at North Carolina on Oct. 17 and at Florida State on Nov. 2. If the Hurricanes split the two games and don’t figure out a way to lose to a rebuilding Virginia Tech team on Nov. ...

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MLB All-Star Game Has Glaring, Troubling Omissions

After fan voting, managerial additions, the mysterious “final vote,” injury declarations and replacement additions, a grand total of six black players will participate in 2013 MLB All-Star Game festivities. Three are National League All-Stars, and three are from the American League. Brandon Phillips, 2B, Cincinnati; Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia Phillies; and Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates are your NL representatives. ...

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Student-Athlete Transfer Story Causing a Stir

There was a lot of reaction to my column of two weeks ago concerning the fallout from an upheld state law allowing students from unaccredited school districts to attend school in a neighboring district – even one in another county. Normandy, Riverview Gardens and the Kansas City districts are now helpless to stop students who live in those respective districts ...

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Public High Schools Are Now Free to Poach Athletes

There is an unintended consequence of a Missouri law allowing students from non-accredited school districts to attend public schools in neighboring districts. Prep athletes from those failing districts will now be up for grabs. The Normandy, Riverview Gardens and Kansas City school districts are non-accredited. The Missouri Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling last week and upheld a misguided ...

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