We might as well sign up for another Seattle Studs-Santa Barbara (Calif.) Foresters championship game in 2015. Until further notice, that’s the best potential matchup the National Baseball Congress World Series has to offer.
The Midlothian White Sox came from the south Chicago suburbs. They were big and brash, sluggers one and all. In 1990, the Sox set an NBC World Series record with 28 home runs. They hit 27 more two years later, when first baseman/designated hitter Kirk Vucsko, who definitely did what he was designated to do, belted nine homers.
ARLINGTON, Texas — I know, until the last grain of sand is left in the hourglass, Kansas State football fans believe the combination of Coach Bill Snyder and quarterback Collin Klein will pull the Wildcats through.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Can we be honest here, K-Staters? Raise your right hands and tell me you had no doubts about Bill Snyder being able to work his second "Miracle in Manhattan" as the Wildcats' football coach.
IRVING, Texas — There are days when Chris Harper, Kansas State's leading receiver, looks at his statistics and wonders what they might look like in another offensive system, with a pass-first quarterback.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Whatever happened to "Can't Miss" Bryce Brown? That was never his official nickname, but it could have been. Nobody has ever dominated City League football as a running back the way Brown did for East from 2005-08. He rushed for 7,209 yards and if that's not an untouchable record, then I can't wait to watch the player who touches it.
I like a lot of what I see at the top of the Missouri Valley Conference basketball standings. Creighton, Northern Iowa, Wichita State and Indiana State are a combined 38-7 and all have some nice non-conference wins. Creighton is ranked No. 21. The Valley is gloating, and with good reason. The top of the league looks healthy.
When I was looking for an angle about Pittsburg State's most recent NCAA Division II football championship, which the Gorillas won last weekend in Florence, Ala., by defeating Wayne State, I tried to avoid the obvious.
Bobby Wesley, being the competitor he is, dreams big. The Newman junior point guard didn't lack confidence in himself or his teammates as they took the floor at Koch Arena on Monday night to face Wichita State — the NCAA Division II Jets against the defending NIT champion Shockers, whose vision is focused on a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Want to see a grandstand show at the Kansas State Fair? We're giving away two pairs of tickets to see the Country Gold concert starring Leroy Van Dyke, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, T.G. Sheppard (pictured) and Eddy Raven.