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May 25, 2016

 

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore discuss the Jayhawks' signing of Evan Maxwell and also draft five-person KU men's basketball teams based on expected point-per-game totals.
May 25, 2016

Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City took some time off from avoiding Salvy Splashes to talk with Rustin Dodd about the Royals during their series against the Twins in Minneapolis. 

May 19, 2016

The Royals reached the 40-game mark of the season Wednesday night, one-quarter of the season, so beat writer Rustin Dodd, reporter Blair Kerkhoff and columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger analyzed what's gone right and wrong so far.

May 18, 2016

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore bring on graduated Iowa State forward Georges Niang to discuss his memories of playing KU over the past four seasons.

May 16, 2016
 
The Star's Sam McDowell is joined by Full 90 blogger Tate Steinlage after Sporting Kansas City's 2-1 victory against Orlando City SC, which broke the club's seven-game winless streak. Has the club re-discovered a recipe for success?
May 12, 2016

Rustin Dodd, Royals beat reporter for The Star, called former beat writer Andy McCullough to talk about the Royals' slow start. They touched on comparisons to the 2014 Royals, Chris Young and more.

May 12, 2016

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore invite Appalachian State coach Jim Fox on to talk about releasing KU's Devonte' Graham from his letter-of-intent and memories of 2008's KU-Davidson Elite Eight game when he was an assistant with the Wildcats.

 
May 11, 2016

On Tuesday night, the Royals lost 10-7 to the Yankees on a day in which they lost a starting pitcher because of injury, saw their top prospect suspended 50 games for PED use and couldn't win despite Lorenzo Cain's three home runs. Beat writer Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger talked it out.

May 10, 2016

The Chiefs' 2016 NFL draft is in the books, and so is rookie camp. That means it's time to check in with draft analyst Matt Miller from Bleacher Report, who dropped some inside knowledge on the Chiefs' nine draft picks and explained whether he thought the Chiefs got good value.

May 5, 2016

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes sat down with The Star's Sam McDowell to discuss a variety of topics about the club, including the key moments leading up to 2013 MLS Cup, the current state of the team and his 10-year plan for the franchise.

May 5, 2016

Rustin Dodd, Royals beat reporter, talked with columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian about the Royals' recent slide as they headed into Thursday's off day with a 14-13 record and having lost seven of nine games.

May 4, 2016
The Chiefs selected Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones with their first pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Hear from Andy Reid, John Dorsey and Southeast scout Ryne Nutt on what attracted them to Jones, a massive man (6 feet 6, 310 pounds) with good athleticism. Also hear from Jones himself on how it feels to be a Chief.
 
May 4, 2016

 

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore invite ESPN's Jeff Borzello on to talk about KU basketball's recruiting targets and 2016 signees. C.J. also tries to guess past Jayhawks based on Bill Self quotes about them from signing day in previous years.
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