South Dakota Mines (5-4) at Nebraska-Kearney (3-6), noon — After only running for 49 yards in Nebraska-Kearney’s first four games, former Hutchinson High star Romero Cotton has run wild since becoming the team’s feature back. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound sophomore leads the team with 625 rushing yards and is averaging 115.6 yards per game in the last five games. Cotton was also the NCAA Division II national runner-up in wrestling at 197 pounds last season.
From where Emporia State coach Garin Higgins is sitting, 8-0 is pretty sweet.
The Butler Grizzlies were determined not to experience another Highland upset, and they used a strong wind to ensure that.
Emporia State forced six turnovers, including the game-winning interception in the end zone by Gary Fortune with 11 seconds left to seal a 35-30 win over No. 12 Missouri Western on Saturday in St. Joseph, Mo.
Two football coaches, different as could be, but with one important thing in common.
No. 8 Washburn (8-0, 7-0 MIAA) at No. 2 Northwest Missouri (8-0, 7-0) 2 p.m. — The Ichabods go into this mega-matchup having played one of the weakest schedules in the nation. Washburn has yet to play a team with a winning record and four of their wins have come against either winless or one-win teams. The Bearcats, on the other hand, already own wins over two ranked teams — No. 7 Pittsburg State and No. 23 Saginaw Valley State.
Coach: Shaun Vandiver, third season, 22-32
Kansas teams’ schedules; all times p.m.
This is how Newman men’s basketball coach Mark Potter works: Quick to praise, slow to criticize, always teaching.
The question, Hutchinson Community College men’s basketball coach Steve Eck points out, is redundant.
Everything about the way Mark Johnson runs the men’s basketball program at Fort Hays State is about earning the right.
The Region VI tournament is March 1-8, with the final three rounds at Koch Arena; all times p.m. unless noted
Coach: Mike Bargen, seventh season, 113-69
In coaches predicted order of finish
The hardest things to deal with, eventually, were ones Joe Mitchell couldn’t control.
Sterling had to lose Reggie Langford in order for him to find himself.
Pittsburg State bounced back from last week’s loss to No. 2 Northwest Missouri with a 34-14 win over No. 4 Missouri Western on Saturday in St. Joseph, Mo., behind 11 tackles from senior linebacker Nate Dreiling and 179 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Jeff Seybold.
Ryan Weese was crying at midfield after Hutchinson lost to Butler 19-16 in six overtimes Saturday, but it could have just as easily been his counterpart.