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KSHSAA Continues to Prepare for Fall Sports

Pat StrathmanJuly 2, 2020

A tweet sparked minor panic among Kansas high school sports fans. The tweet read, "KSHSAA is considering cancelling fall sports on 7/15.   Please email your thought to them at [email protected] Please don't let them do this. We must get out ahead of this." The Kansas State High School Activities Association responded, "There is no truth to this rumor." Shortly after the internet exchan...

FOCO Releases New NFL and College Football “Countdown to Kickoff” Bobbleheads

FOCO ReleaseJuly 2, 2020

Somerset, NJ June 26th , 2020 – FOCO is excited to introduce a series of brand-new, collectible bobbleheads featuring several NFL and college football mascots counting down the days to the returns of their seasons. Each of these Countdown to Kickoff Bobbleheads depicts a mascot posing in front of a backdrop of his team’s helmet. The front of each base includes an adjustable ticker that fans...

Great Bend Sweeps Salina Falcons

Pat StrathmanJuly 2, 2020

Last weekend, the Salina Falcons entered the 30th annual Kansas Grand Slam Tournament on a four-game win streak. Now, the Falcons are in a funk. Great Bend, a team that played in the same tournament, made the trek back to Salina Wednesday evening and left with a doubleheader sweep, winning 10-3 and 6-2 in six innings. With the two losses, Salina dropped to 6-7, falling in the last five conte...

Report: KU Basketball Case Going To Independent Body

Metro NewsJuly 2, 2020

The NCAA infractions committee is referring the Kansas basketball case of several alleged severe violations to the recently formed Independent Accountability Resolution Process for a settlement, ESPN reports. The Jayhawks are charged with five Level One rules violations. Under NCAA statutes, head coach Bill Self could face a one-year suspension. The independent resolution panel consisting...

Report: NFL Preseason Cut To Two Games, But Could Be Reduced to Zero

Metro NewsJuly 2, 2020

The Chiefs won't be playing as many preseason games this year, if any. The NFL is trimming its preseason from four games to two, multiple outlets report. The players union has not signed off on that, but is questioning the value of playing any exhibition games during the coronavirus pandemic, NFL's Network Mike Garafolo reports. There will be a board of reps call today. As of now, most...

Royals Announce Fanbassador Program

Royals ReleaseJuly 2, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With the return of baseball in 2020, the Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the Fanbassador program. Season ticket members will be offered the chance to order a hard-plastic cutout of their likeness that will be displayed in a seat at Kauffman Stadium during the 2020 season! Initially, up to 500 “Fanbassador” cutouts will be available. Each cutout can be purch...

Chiefs’ Jones Hints at Sitting Out

Metro NewsJuly 2, 2020

Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones hinted he would hold out if he doesn't receive the contract offer from the team that he's looking for. Jones, who was given the franchise tag this offseason, responded to an NFL Network report that stated the 2019 Pro Bowler was seeking at least $20 million annually on a new deal and the Chiefs are thus far unwilling to go in that range. "Or I won't play...

K-State Athletics Continues to Grow Diversity and Inclusion Programming

KSU Athletics ReleaseJuly 1, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kansas – With Diversity and Inclusion as a pillar of its Strategic Plan, K-State Athletics continues to identify new activation steps as a way to grow its social justice programming and awareness for all student-athletes, coaches and staff. The department is in its fourth year of its Diversity and Inclusion plan, which was created to foster an environment that embraces and celebra...

Minor League Baseball Shelves 2020 Season

Metro NewsJuly 1, 2020

There will not be any Minor League Baseball this year. The organization announced it has canceled the 2020 season after Major League Baseball said it would not provide players for their affiliated teams. MiLB President Pat O'Conner explained this will be the first summer without minor league action since it was founded in 1901. He called it a sad day but noted clubs can start focusing on ...

Brenna Rich named KCAC Female Champion of Character Student-Athlete of the Year

KWU Athletics ReleaseJune 30, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. - Brenna Rich (SO/Mission Viejo, Calif.), a sophomore on the Kansas Wesleyan University softball team, has been selected as the 2019-20 KCAC Female Student-Athlete Champion of Character of the Year presented by IMA, Inc. and Dissinger Reed. Rich will be recognized at the KCAC Sport Management Conference August 4 at Bethel College. Rich's selection for the award marks the ...


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