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How to Watch the 2018 Kansas State Track Championship

If you were allowed to pick only one high school event to watch every year, it would be difficult to choose better than what the KSHSAA Kansas High School State Track and Field Championships has to offer. It’s been made even greater because you can watch it in person as a Cox Communications Cable subscriber...
final four

Jayhawks Turn Challenges into Final Four Spot, K-State Fortunes Bode Well for Next Year

I must write this down to truly digest it. The Kansas Jayhawks are going to the Final Four! It will be the 15th time in program history and the first time since 2012. The Jayhawks will face Villanova on Saturday in a national semi-final you can watch on your Cox Communications favorite CBS affiliate. I...
Eye on the Alamo Kansas Jayhawks

K-State and Kansas Thrill the Sunflower State by Advancing to NCAA Sweet 16

That there are only 16 teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament, and two of the schools share the same border is reason to go bonkers over college basketball in Kansas. The Jayhawks and Wildcats will dance for another weekend, and somewhere KU's “Phog" Allen and KSU's Mike Ahearn are smiling. Of course, they might...
Wichita State

Wichita State is Highly Regarded Tournament Contender

And so it begins for Wichita State. The fourth seeded Shockers open up on Friday at 12:30 CT against a 13th seeded Marshall University squad that has won 24 games. The game is being televised from Viejas Arena on TNT. That San Diego State is playing in the Wichita hosted NCAA Regional while the Shockers...
Kansas Jayhawks 2018 NCAA Tournament

Jayhawks Survive First Test… and now, it’s K-State’s Turn

Of course, you knew it wouldn't be easy. Kansas vs. Penn had all the earmarks of a “Hoosiers". Big 12 Champs vs. the Ivy League overachievers. Sure it was predictable. But, when the Quakers shook the earth (not related to oil fracking, I'm sure, but Wichita has a lot earth quakes these days) with...
Eye on the Alamo Kansas Jayhawks

K-State and Kansas Plan to Make the Madness Last

NCAA chances have always been predicated on match-ups. I know this because of the 45 or so tournament sites I've covered over the years. That's not an exaggeration. Mostly because of the Jayhawks success, I've been lucky enough to cover about seven Final Fours. A Final Four means three tournament sites in three weekends....
6A Kansas High School Basketball Championships

2018 Kansas Class 6A State High School Basketball Championships

6A State Basketball Championships Hosted by Wichita State University – Charles Koch Arena March 7-10, 2018 Wichita's 6A State Basketball Championships should provide an intriguing finish; because it starts with eight teams per classification is likely one of the reasons why the state high school basketball tournaments in Kansas have never been called the “Final Four”. However,...
Jeremiah Robinson Earl 2018 Dodge City of Tournament of Champions

2018 Dodge City Tournament of Champions

When the first ever Tournament of Champions tipped off, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, you could buy a bottle of soda for a nickel, and Phog Allen was coaching the basketball Jayhawks. When Dodge City High School hosts the 75th annual Tournament of Champions sponsored by Western Plains Medical Complex on January 18, 19 & 20,...
2017 Kansas State Track & Field Championships

Special Reflections of the 2017 KSHSAA Track & Field Champs

Cessna Stadium, Wichita State University, Wichita May 26-27, 2017 I’ve been covering the KSHSAA Track and Field State Championships for some time. Each year, I’m amazed how much the track meet grows, this year’s crowd 20,000 spectators.  The ability of KSHSAA to provide one event to showcase over 3,000 student-athletes from 6 classifications at one...
2017 Kansas State Track & Field Championships

Electrifying Moments of 2017 Kansas State Track & Field Championships

Cessna Stadium, Wichita State University, Wichita May 26-27, 2017 What does it take to put on the nation’s largest participant track meet? KSHSAA Assistant Executive Director Jeremy Holaday provided us some fun facts about May’s event. “First off it takes a year’s worth of planning. Track administrator Mark Lentz is already planning next year’s event as...