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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 31, 2017

Is Missouri football going back to a bowl game or will basketball season start in October, like it generally does for Kansas? Tigers beat writer Tod Palmer and former KC Star intern Alec Lewis dissect Mizzou;s roster and discuss expectations for the upcoming season in the latest Sports Beat KC podcast.

Aug 25, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell discusses the latest news with Kansas basketball, which includes Mitchell Robinson likely sitting out the season and recruit Devon Dotson visiting Lawrence. He then brings on Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant.com to preview the KU football season. What are the main story lines? Who will be quarterback? What's changed on offense? And who are the surprise names to watch? Kirby discusses those topics, answers Twitter questions and also gives his win total prediction.

Aug 19, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with the Kansas men's basketball team. They start with discussion about home-court advantage, as a new metric by Ken Pomeroy puts Allen Fieldhouse in an unexpected place. So how can fans best help the home team? The two talk about that before going over Dedric Lawson's latest off-court incident and Mitchell Robinson's recruitment. The two end with Twitter questions, which includes chatter about Todd Reesing.

Aug 17, 2017

Kansas City Star sportswriters Blair Kerkhoff, Sam Mellinger, Terez Paylor and Vahe Gregorian offer their predictions for the 2017 Chiefs season and players in their latest Red Zone Extra Facebook Live session from St. Joseph.

Aug 11, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell and C.J. Moore discuss the latest with the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. What are the chances that KU signs top-10 recruit Mitchell Robinson? And is it worth it if he only serves as a practice player for a year? The guys also take Twitter questions. Is KU gaining ground on surefire one-and-done Zion Williamson? Who is KU's point guard and X factor? The two also discuss Svi Mykhailiuk, Lagerald Vick and end with quick KU football talk.

Aug 10, 2017

The Chiefs will take the field again on Friday, and Sam "Olympic Melo" Mellinger, Terez "Corporate Champ" Paylor and Blair "Face" Kerkhoff have you covered! Join the A-Team as they dissect several players to watch in the exhibition opener, including Patrick Mahomes and Kareem Hunt. They also play a fun game of over/under - lots of jokes there - and answer your questions. 

 
Aug 1, 2017
The A-Team is back with its first dispatch from training camp, as Sam Mellinger, Terez Paylor, Blair Kerkhoff and David Eulitt of The Kansas City Star check in to dissect the Chiefs' first eight practices. They talk about Pat Mahomes' development, the possible reasons for John Dorsey's firing as GM and give additional camp observations, while also playing a rapid-fire edition of "Who He Play For."

 

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