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Local Sports Archives for 2024-04

Wildcats Land Transfer Center from Arkansas


Jerome Tang has secured his first major forward recruit for next season.


Center Baye Fall committed to Kansas State over the weekend, after spending his freshman season at Arkansas. Fall is 6-foot-11 and played in nine games for the Razorbacks las season. He has three years of eligibilty remaining.


Fall arrives to Manhattan with plenty of hype surrounding him. He is a former McDonald's All-American, and was ranked as highly as the sixth-best high school player in the country in the class of 2023.


He is from Dakar, Senegal, and is the fourth transfer commit for Jerome Tang this offseason. He is projected to come off the bench for the Wildcats, with David N'Guessan and Taj Manning returning, and Arthur Kaluma's status still unknown.

Ames Leaving Kansas State After One Season


Kansas State is losing a talented guard to the transfer portal after one season.


Dai Dai Ames has announced his intent to enter the portal, with a "do not contact" distinction, which generally means the target destination is already known.


Ames played in 31 games as a freshman, also making 16 starts. He had a career-high 16 points in the NIT loss to Iowa, and was projected to be a starter on next year's team.


Ames is the sixth Wildcat to enter the portal in the 2024 offseason. Dug McDaniel, CJ Jones, Brendan Hausen, and Bartlesville recruit David Castillo are the four guards currently on the roster.

Kelce, Chiefs Agree to Two Year Deal


One of the staples of the Chiefs run of success is staying in town on a new contract.


Tight end Travis Kelce has agreed to a new two year deal to stay in Kansas City through 2025. He says he's thankful to stay home, and excited to get to work.


Kelce's new contract has a fully guaranteed $17 million salary for 2024, with an additional 17.25 million in 2025. The deal makes Kelce the highest paid tight end in the NFL.


Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach says Kelce is a unique player the organization couldn't lose.


Kelce is under contract through his age 36 season, increasing the chances he stays in Kansas City his entire career.

Hunter Dickinson to Return to KU


The Kansas Jayhawks will be getting their top player back.


Center Hunter Dickinson announced he is returning to Kansas for his final year of college basketball.


Dickinson has been one of the top players in the nation his entire career, able to score from inside and outside the paint, as well as being a premiere shot blocker and rebounder. He averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds per game in his first season in Lawrence.


Dickinson joins guard Dajuan Harris and K.J. Adams as returners for next year's team. The Jayhawks also have a pair of top-50 recruits in Flory Bidunga and Rakease Passmore, as well as four transfers in Rylan Griffen from Alabama, Zeke Mayo from South Dakota State, Riley Kugel from Florida, and AJ Storr from Wisconsin.

Leiker to Retire as AD, Saia to Assume Role


There will soon be a new leader of the Coffeyville Community College athletic department.


Jeff Leiker informed CCC trustees of his intention to retire at the end of the school year, which was accepted by the trustees. Leiker has served as the Athletic Director since November of 2007.


Leiker will be succeeded by Bryce Saia, who was hired after last school year as Director of Special Projects and Athletic Fundraising, and has also coached with Leiker on the football staff two decades ago.


The Red Ravens have achieved great success in Leiker's regime, winning national championships in volleyball and men's basketball, as well as having many athletes competing at the national and Olympic levels.


Leiker will continue to serve as AD until the end of the 2023-24 school year.

Chiefs Go Wide Receiver on Record Setting Night


A record-setting Round 1 of the NFL Draft is in the books.


Six quarterbacks were taken in the first 12 picks, with Caleb Williams No. 1 to Chicago, Jayden Daniels No. 2 to Washington, Drake Maye No. 3 to New England, Michael Penix Jr No. 8 to Atlanta, JJ McCarthy No. 10 to Minnesota, and Bo Nix No. 12 to Denver.


Two other offensive records were set, with the first 14 picks of the draft all being offensive players. There were also 23 total players on offense selected in the first round, another NFL record.


The Kansas City Chiefs traded up to make their selection, picking wide receiver Xavier Worthy from the University of Texas.


Worthy has incredible speed, setting the NFL combine record for fastest 40-yard dash. NFL Network's Bucky Brooks says Worthy can open up the Kansas City offense.


Rounds 2 and 3 of the Draft continue tonight in Detroit.

Summers Nearing D1 Decision


A Red Raven star athlete is getting ready to make a big decision.


Basketball player Jahni Summers has been visiting numerous Divsion 1 programs since the end of the season.


He says a D1 visit is a full day of activities.


Summers has garnered interest from teams across the country, in several different conferences. He says he's looking for a place that feels like home.


With nearly 20 D1 offers on the table, it's easy to feel rushed to make a decision. Summers says, however, he's taking his time during this process.


Summers has visits scheduled to Indiana State and North Texas. He was the Jayhawk Conference Freshman of the Year, averaging 18 points per game.


FULL INTERVIEW w/Jahni Summers

Red Raven Spring Game Tonight


Football season is finally back in Coffeyville.


Tonight is the annual spring game for the Red Raven football team. The team will take the field for the first time under new head coach Nick Dobler.


Dobler says they are hoping for a nice crowd.


The game is free admission for fans, with a 7 p.m. kick time at Veterans Memorial Stadium.


KGGF will provide updates on the spring game if weather impacts it.

Chiefs Prepare for NFL Draft


The Kansas City Chiefs will soon be on the clock, as the 2024 NFL Draft begins tonight in Detroit.


Kansas City will be selecting No. 32 in the first round of the draft, following a second consecutive Super Bowl victory. The team has been among the league's best for years, with many contributors coming from the draft.


Senior team reporter Matt McMullen says the Chiefs have been able to locate talent in every round of the draft.


There are multiple routes the team could go with their first round pick. The team could be searching for a wide receiver, with Rashee Rice's status moving forward unknown. The team could also search for depth in the trenches.


Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach says the team has options with the pick tonight.


The draft begins at 7 p.m. CT tonight on the ESPN networks.

Kansas State to Play in Ireland in 2025


The Kansas State Wildcats will be opening the 2025 football season halfway across the world.


The team will open 2025 against Iowa State in Dublin, Ireland on August 23rd, per KSU Athletics. The game will be played at Aviva Stadium, and will be the first college football game of the 2025 season.


This will be the second time KSU football has played outside of the United States. The Wildcats matched up with Nebraska in Tokyo, Japan in the 1992 season.


Kansas State will sacrifice a home game to make the Ireland game happen, as they were scheduled to host Iowa State. This will be the first Big 12 game to ever take place in Ireland, and just the 10th college football game all-time in Dublin.

Royals Bullpen Sharp in Win over Blue Jays


Royals pitching has been sharp for a majority of the opening month, but it's the bullpen who's stepping up lately.


The Kansas City bullpen has thrown 4.2 innings in each of the last two games, winning each game 3-2 over the Blue Jays.


Right-hander James McArthur has emerged as the team's closer this season. He says he's still adjusting, but ready to get big outs.


Starting pitcher Alec Marsh exited last night's game after being struck by a line drive off the arm. Manager Matt Quatraro says Marsh should be okay moving forward.


Marsh was placed on the 15-day injured list due to swelling in the arm, and will be replaced by prospect Will Klein, who is the team's No. 18 ranked prospect.

Red Raven Spring Game Approaching


The Red Raven football team is just days away from the annual spring game, and are beginning to compete for starting spots.


The Ravens have plenty of new faces looking to prove themselves, with not many returners from last year's team.


Head coach Nick Dobler says he is looking for players that are displaying consistency.


The team has been doing workouts and off-field work for more than three months. Dobler says now it's time to show that work on the field.


The spring game is Friday night at 7 p.m. from Veterans Memorial Stadium. It is free admission and open to the public.

Former Kansas Top Prospect Enters Portal


The former top-rated high school football player in the state of Kansas has entered the transfer portal.


Derby native Dylan Edwards has announced his intent to transfer after one season with the Colorado Buffaloes. Edwards is a former four-star recruit and was the highest ranked high school player in the state in 2023.


Edwards was originally committed to Kansas State, but flipped to Colorado when coach Deion Sanders was hired.


On3's Pete Nakos says the Wildcats and Jayhawks may be once again involved for Edwards.


Edwards became a household name quickly in his freshman season, scoring four touchdowns in a Week 1 win over TCU. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Top Portal Target to Visit Manhattan


One of the best transfer centers in the portal is planning a visit to Kansas State.


Rutgers transfer Clifford Omoruyi is set to visit to Manhattan, per On3's Joe Tipton. Omoryui is one of the most experienced centers available, having played in three seasons at Rutgers.


Omoruyi is the No. 7 overall player in the transfer portal, and the No. 2 player available currently, with some players already making their decision.


He averaged 10 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks a game this past season. He was also a key rotation piece for the Scarlet Knights when they snapped their March Madness drought in 2021.


Omoruyi took a visit to Georgetown over the weekend, and is also considering a visit to Alabama.

Chiefs Extend Andy Reid, Front Office Members


The Kansas City Chiefs have given contract extensions to vital members of the organization.


Chiefs CEO and Chairman Clark Hunt announced that the organization has agreed to extensions with President Mark Donovan, General Manager Brett Veach, and Head Coach Andy Reid.


Reid has been coach for ten seasons, and has led the team to the playoffs in nine of those ten years. The Chiefs have won three Super Bowls in the past five years, including being the first team to win back-to-back in two decades.


Veach became the Chiefs general manager in 2017, and has been mainly responsible for drafting players such as Trent McDuffie, Creed Humphrey, George Karlaftis, and others.


Donovan became Chiefs president in 2011. He leads the business operations of the organization.


Both Reid and Veach have extensions that run through the end of the decade. Reid becomes the highest paid coach in the NFL.

Fresh Faces Look to Emerge for Raven Football


The Red Raven spring game is just a week away, and players are working hard to earn playing time for the upcoming season.


Coffeyville will not only be operating under a new head coach, there also isn't much player experience. Head coach Nick Dobler says there are not many returners for this year's squad.


A common way for college coaches to secure talent and depth for their roster is through the transfer portal, offering a fresh opportunity to an established college athlete.


Dobler says the Ravens have looked to the portal to fill some needs.


Coffeyville will host a spring game on April 26th at 7 p.m., with admission free and open to the public.

Top Portal Guard Chooses Jayhawks


The Kansas Jayhawks have landed one of the best players available in the transfer portal.


Guard AJ Storr will be transferring to Lawrence following a stellar sophomore season at Wisconsin, leading the team in scoring and earning second-team All-Big 10.


Field of 68 Podcast's Jeff Goodman says the Jayhawks have been addressing team needs well.


Storr elevated his level of play in the postseason, averaging nearly 23 points per game in the Badgers' run to the Big 10 championship game.


Goodman says KU is still a piece away.


Storr was ranked as the fifth best prospect in the portal, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Jayhawks Finalizing Deal to Play Duke


The Kansas Jayhawks are finalizing an agreement for a non-conference game against a major opponent.


KU is planning a blue-blood battle with the Duke Blue Devils for next basketball season. The game would be played at a neutral-site in Las Vegas in November.


Both teams are expected to be among the nation's best, with Kansas No. 1 in the 247Sports power rankings, and Duke close behind at No. 4.


Star power will be on full display, with the Jayhawks featuring KJ Adams and Dajuan Harris, transfers AJ Storr and Zeke Mayo, and top recruit Flory Bidunga. Duke features the top high school player in the nation in Cooper Flagg, as well as Tyrese Proctor and Caleb Foster as top returners.

Labette Senior Named to KBCA All Star Game


A senior at Labette County High School will play one final game in her high school career.


Kayton O'Brien has been invited to play in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game. LCHS head basketball coach Brianna Volmer says it's an exciting accomplishment.


O'Brien was a unanimous first-team All SEK selection, as well as leading the Grizzlies in points, assists, and steals. She says she's excited to make a final memory in her high school career.


Kayton and the Grizzlies won the sub-state championship and advanced to the state tournament, posting a 16-7 season. O'Brien says the team was extremely close, both on and off the court.


Along with the KBCA All-Star Game invite, Kayton was also named third-team all-state earlier this month. The game takes place on June 22nd at Kansas Wesleyan in Salina.



Legendary Royals Manager Passes Away at 92


A legendary member of the Kansas City Royals organization passed away earlier this week.


Former manager Whitey Herzog led the Royals to three straight American League Championship Series from 1976-1978, falling short in all three to the New York Yankees.


Herzog would win the 1982 World Series championship with the St. Louis Cardinals.


MLB Network's Bob Costas says Herzog is regarded as one of the all-time best.


Herzog was the skipper of the Royals for five seasons, posting winning records each year, and three 90+ win seasons.

Jerome Tang Speaks on Portal Additions


Kansas State has landed a pair of talented guards in the transfer portal, and head coach Jerome Tang is excited about it.


Tang was a guest on the Matt Mosley Show on ESPN Central Texas to discuss the additions of Dug McDaniel and C.J. Jones.


Tang says Jones has ties to a player already on the roster.


The Wildcats have been involved in talks with nearly a dozen names in the transfer portal. Tang says they are focused on finding high-IQ players that limit mistakes.


Kansas State is still awaiting news regarding the potential return of forward Arthur Kaluma, who was Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a junior.

Wildcats Add Portal Point Guard


Kansas State lands a talented guard in the transfer portal.


Guard C.J. Jones has announced his commitment to the Wildcats after two seasons at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


Heartland Sports' Joe Tillery says this is a valuable guard for the Wildcats.


Jones joins Dug McDaniel in the KSU transfer class so far. Tillery says Jones and McDaniel will be a dynamic duo in Manhattan.


Kansas State is looking to ascend back to the top of the Big 12 conference, after finishing in a tie for 9th place last season.

NBA Player Banned for Life for Gambling


One of the harshest punishments in sports history has been given out, with an NBA player receiving a lifetime ban for gambling.


Forward Jontay Porter of the Toronto Raptors has been banned from the National Basketball Association, after an investigation found evidence of disclosing confidential information to bettors, limiting participation in NBA games, and betting on NBA games while playing in the G League.


Porter was placed under investigation last month, after suspicious betting patterns were detected by sportsbooks in two separate games. In each of the games in question, Porter exited just minutes into the game.


ESPN Radio's Joe Fortenbaugh says you can't get away with something like this.


The league investigation determined Porter placed at least 13 bets on NBA games, ranging from $15 to $22,000, totaling over $54,000.


Porter went to the University of Missouri, and is the brother of Nuggets forward and NBA champion Michael Porter Jr.

DeSalme Leaving Hutchinson, Accepts Bartlesville Job


A notable name in junior college basketball is leaving to return home.


Tommy DeSalme has resigned as the head coach of Hutchinson Community College, accepting the head boys' basketball coach position at his alma mater, Bartlesville High School.


DeSalme says this was always a dream of his.


DeSalme was a crucial piece of the state championship teams in 1989 and 1991. He was all-state in his senior year at BHS, and was inducted into the Bartlesville Sports Hall of Fame last year.


He says he believes Bartlesville is a great opportunity.


DeSalme will replace Clent Stewart, who had been the Bruins head coach over the past ten years.


BHS Athletic Director Thad Dilbeck says it's a special hire with community ties.


DeSalme was officially introduced last night, and Hutchinson will immediately begin a national search for their next head basketball coach.

Self Against Expanded Conference Schedule


The Big 12 is planning on shifting to a 20-game conference schedule moving forward, and one big name coach isn't a fan.


Kansas head coach Bill Self has been consistently against the expansion of the conference schedule, with the additions of Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, and Colorado.


He says a 20-game schedule would put too much pressure on the players.


Kansas is looking to ascend back to the top of the Big 12 after an injury-filled season led to a second round exit in the NCAA Tournament.

Raven Football Off to Strong Start


Red Raven football continues to work hard during spring practice.


The team wrapped up the second full week of practices over the weekend.


Head football coach Nick Dobler says he's been happy with the effort so far.


Dobler is entering his first year as head coach, but his fifth year total on staff. He says he has a specific way he looks to practice in the spring.


The Ravens continue practice throughout the month of April, and will have a spring game open to the public on the 26th at 7 p.m.

Perez Injured as Royals Drop Series Finale


The Kansas City Royals drop the rubber match series finale to the New York Mets, falling 2-1.


The game was scoreless until the bottom of the eighth, when the Mets scratched across two runs. Vinnie Pasquantino homered in the ninth, but it would not be enough for KC.


Catcher Salvador Perez left the game in the fourth inning with an injury, following a collision at the plate. Manager Matt Quatraro says there will be more testing today.


Left-hander Cole Ragans continued his dominance, spinning six shutout innings with eight strikeouts. Ragans has not allowed a run on the road this season, and has a total ERA of 1.93.


Quatraro says he does everything at a high level.


Kansas City will begin a series with the Chicago White Sox, with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. and first pitch at 6:40 on the Mighty 690. Seth Lugo will start for the Royals.

Top Transfer Portal Player Visiting KSU


The top transfer available in the portal is planning a visit to Kansas State.


Center Oumar Ballo entered the transfer portal after the season, spending the first two years of his career at Arizona. Ballo averaged a double-double, posting 12 points and 10 rebounds per game.


Joe Tillery of Heartland College Sports says Ballo would give the Wildcats an elite interior weapon.


Ballo is also scheduled to visit Indiana, Louisville, North Carolina, and Florida over the next two weeks. He is a two-time All-Pac 12 First team member, as well as All-Defensive team, All-Tournament team, and the Most Improved Player of the Year.


He leaves Arizona as the all-time leader in field goal percentage, shooting nearly 65% from the field.

Royals Sweep Astros, Win 7th Straight


The Kansas City Royals win their seventh straight game, sweeping the Houston Astros in a 13-3 victory yesterday.


Bobby Witt Jr had a huge game, hitting two home runs and driving in five. Vinnie Pasquantino also had three hits and three runs batted in.


Pasquantino says the winning streak has been fun for the players and fans alike.


Kansas City is 9-4 on the season, the third best record in baseball behind only the Yankees and Guardians. Manager Matt Quatraro says he's been impressed with the team's competitve spirit.


The Royals go for eight in a row tonight, kicking off a series with the New York Mets. Michael Wacha goes for Kansas City, while Luis Severino will get the ball for New York. Coverage begins at 6 with first pitch at 6:10 on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Rice Turns Himself in to Authorities


Chiefs star receiver Rashee Rice has turned himself in.


ESPN's Zubin Mehenti says Rice was detained and released last night.


Rice and former college teammate Theodore Know face eight charges, including aggravated assault and collision involving serious bodily injury.


The charges could potentially carry multiple years of jail time, and will almost certainly result in an NFL suspension.

O.J. Simpson Dead at 76


Legendary football player O.J. Simpson has passed away at the age of 76 following a battle with prostate cancer.


Simpson is regarded as one of the most talented athletes in sports history, winning the Heisman trophy as a star running back at Southern California, before rushing for over 11,000 yards in the NFL, winning four rushing titles.


Simpson's life was not without plenty of controversy off the football field. ESPN NFL reporter Jeremy Rauch details the controversy surrounding the personal life of O.J. Simpson.


Simpson was originally acquitted of the murder charges, but was later found liable in a civil trial. He served ten years in prison from 2007-17 for kidnapping and armed robbery charges, after attempting to steal back career memorabilia.


Simpson was surrounded by his children and grandchildren when he passed.

Royals Win 6th Straight, Clinch Series vs Astros


The Kansas City Royals win their sixth straight game, with an 11-2 victory over the Houston Astros.


Seth Lugo threw six innings only allowing two runs and earning his second win of the season. The bullpen pieced together the final nine outs without allowing a run.


First baseman Vinnie Pasquantino went 3-3 with his first home run of the season. Manager Matt Quatraro says it was good to see Pasquantino turn a corner.


The Royals are 8-4 on the young season, their best start since beginning 15-8 in the 2021 season. They will go for a series sweep this afternoon, sending Brady Singer to the mound against Hunter Brown of Houston. Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. with first pitch at 1:10 on Sunshine 98.9 FM.

Rice Facing Eight Charges After Dallas Accident


Kansas City Chiefs star receiver Rashee Rice is facing eight charges for the accident that occurred in Dallas in March.


ESPN's Randy Scott says police are actively looking for Rice.


A six-vehicle accident occurred in the evening hours of March 30th on a Dallas highway, after Rice and another individual lost control of a Lamborghini and Corvette while racing in the left lane.


NFL reporter Ian Rappaport says Rice's attorney has already admitted to wrongdoing.


The charges could potentially carry jail time, and will almost certainly result in a league suspension. KGGF will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Former Jayhawk Has Rape Case Dismissed


Prosecutors have dropped a felony rape case against former Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball player Arterio Morris.


Morris was charged in August and dismissed from KU after an alleged rape occured at McCarthy Hall, which houses the Jayhawk basketball team. The case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.


Morris transferred to Kansas after spending his freshman season at Texas, where he was arrested for a misdemeanor assault charge after grabbing his ex-girlfriend.


Morris was a top-20 recruit in the nation coming out of high school in Dallas. He played significant minutes for the Longhorns in his freshman season, helping the team advance to the Elite Eight.


It is not known at this time if Morris will be eligible to return to Division 1 basketball, and how soon that may be.

Red Raven Football Begins Spring Practice


Red Raven football is back on the field for spring practice.


The program begins the first season under new head coach Nick Dobler, looking to have a more successful season than the difficult 3-7 campaign in 2023.


Dobler says it's nice to be back on the football field.


Spring practices began last week, and will continue through April.


Dobler says the team will have their first scrimmage this week.


The team will also have a spring game on April 26th at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The game is free admission and open to the public.

Royals Win 5th Straight with Walkoff


The Kansas City Royals win their fifth straight game in walk-off fashion.


Kansas City edges the Houston Astros, 4-3 in 10 innings. Salvador Perez was the hero, bashing a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th inning.


Denny Matthews had the call of the game winner at Kauffman Stadium.


The Royals are 7-4 on the season, tied with the Detroit Tigers for second place in the division, and just one game back of the Minnesota Twins.


They will look to make it six in a row tonight in Game 2 of the Astros series, with Seth Lugo on the mound for Kansas City, and Spencer Arrighetti making his Major League debut for Houston.


Coverage begins at 6 p.m. tonight with first pitch at 6:40 on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Ayoka Lee to Return to Kansas State


Kansas State women's basketball fans received exciting news over the weekend.


Star center Ayoka Lee has announced she will return for a final season of college eligibility.


Lee is the NCAA record holder for most points in a game, scoring 61 against Oklahoma in 2022. She averaged 20 points and nine rebounds per game this season, leading the Lady Wildcats to one of the best seasons in program history.


GoPowercat's Tim Fitzgerald says Lee returning gives her an opportunity to cement her legacy at KSU.


The team won 26 games this season, hosted a weekend in the NCAA Tournament, and reached No. 2 in the AP Poll, which tied a program record. Jeff Mittner will have one final opportunity to build around one of the nation's top centers.

Hunter Dickinson Unsure of Future


Kansas Jayhawk fans have their eyes on their star center with a big decision looming.


Hunter Dickinson has a year of college eligibility remaining if he chooses, but also has an opportunity to declare for the NBA draft.


Dickinson spoke at the national championship game. He says he's taking his time to ensure he makes the best decision.


The deadline to declare for the NBA draft is April 16th.

Raven Softball Wins in Dramatic Fashion


The first conference win of the season for the Red Raven softball team came in exciting fashion.


The team earned a walk-off win over Neosho County, 6-5, in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Freshman Aliyah Thompson was the hero, delivering a game-winning single in the seventh inning.


Aidan Marks had the call of the hit that won the game.


It is a morale boosting victory for a team featuring plenty of youth and inexperience. The team will look to build on momentum with four road games this week, against Allen County on Thursday and Hesston College on Saturday.

Royals Sweep White Sox, Best Start Since 2021


The Kansas City Royals have serious momentum, off to their best start to a season since 2021.


Kansas City completed a four game sweep of the Chicago White Sox over the weekend, winning the finale 5-3. Hunter Renfroe and MJ Melendez each hit 2-run home runs to propel the offense.


Melendez says it was a great team effort to rally.


The Royals are 6-4 through ten games this season, their first time over .500 in over two years, and the first time manager Matt Quatraro has ever had a winning record.


He says the morale in the clubhouse couldn't be higher.


Kansas City looks to extend the winning streak tonight, welcoming the Houston Astros to town for a three-game series. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. CT with first pitch at 6:40 on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Tang Finalist for Arkansas Job


Jerome Tang is a finalist for a coaching opening in the SEC.


Tang is one of two finalists for the Arkansas head men's basketball coach position, with the other finalist believed to be Mississippi coach Chris Beard. Former Arkansas coach Eric Musselman left after five seasons to become the head coach at Southern California.


Tang appeared on the Field of 68 Podcast yesterday. When asked about the rumors, he says he's just glad he's not on the hot seat.


Tang signed a seven year extension in September, after winning National Coach of the Year and leading the Wildcats to the Elite Eight in his first season. The extension has a $6 million buyout if Tang were to leave before the end of April.


Tang says the community of Kansas State basketball is a special one.


Tang is 45-25 in two seasons at KSU, and just announced the first transfer portal signing yesterday.

Wentz Says Former Teammate Helped Him Choose Chiefs


The newest quarterback in Kansas City says the decision was an easy one after talking to a friend.


Carson Wentz signed a one year deal with the Chiefs earlier this week, to serve as the primary backup to Patrick Mahomes. Wentz was drafted by the Eagles in 2016, and has played for five different teams in the past five seasons, battling injuries and inconsistency.


He says former teammate Nick Foles gave a strong recommendation of Coach Andy Reid.


Wentz has 95 games of experience in his NFL career, throwing for 153 touchdowns, as well as being an underrated mobile threat. He will begin his ninth NFL season, and will turn 32 years old in December.

Royals Starting Pitching Among League's Best


The Kansas City Royals have won two of their past three games, with starting pitching leading the way for the team.


Seth Lugo threw 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a 10-1 victory over the White Sox, becoming the latest KC pitcher to turn in a quality performance.


Manager Matt Quatraro says Lugo is one of the best at inducing soft contact.


Michael Wacha is the only starter to allow three runs this season, with Cole Ragans, Seth Lugo, Alec Marsh, and Brady Singer all having ERAs below 1.5.


Through the first full week of the season, the Royals starting staff ranks second in the MLB with a 1.43 team ERA, as well as a league high 44 innings pitched, and 43 strikeouts, which ranks fifth.


Singer is the next pitcher to get the ball, when the Royals look to get back to .500 tonight against the Chicago White Sox.


Coverage begins at 6 p.m. with first pitch at 6:40 on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Tylor Perry to Play in College All-Star Game


Tylor Perry will represent Kansas State one final time as a college basketball player.


Perry will play in the Reese's College All-Star Game, which takes place on Friday night in Phoenix during the Final Four festivities.


Perry is the first Wildcat to play in the game since 2022. In his lone season in Manhattan, he earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12, averaging 15.3 points per game, three rebounds, and four assists in 34 games played.


Perry cemented himself in KSU basketball history, with his 94 made 3-point shots fourth most in a season in school history, as well as his 91% free throw clip the fourth highest in school history.


Tylor was among 21 players selected for the All-Star Game, which will air Friday night at 5:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

Ragans Dominant, Royals Slip Late


Cole Ragans continues to show flashes of a top level pitcher in Major League Baseball.


The lefty went 6 1/3 innings, only allowing one hit and no runs, with seven strikeouts. The Royals bullpen would lose the lead late, falling 4-3 to the Baltimore Orioles in the series finale.


Manager Matt Quatraro says it's a frustrating defeat.


Ragans has 16 strikeouts in his first two starts of the season, tying the Royals record for most in the first two outings of a season in franchise history, matching Zack Greinke in 2009 and Tom Gordon in 1990.


Quatraro says Ragans is as good as it gets when he's dialed in.


Kansas City returns home to begin a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox. Seth Lugo will make his second start of the season, opposed by Michael Soroka of Chicago.


Coverage begins at 6 with first pitch at 6:40 tonight on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Wildcats Sign First Transfer


The Wildcats are active in the transfer portal, landing their first commitment for the 2024-25 season.


Guard Dug McDaniel has committed to the Wildcats, after two seasons at the University of Michigan. McDaniel is from Washington D.C., and was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2022.


McDaniel is a dangerous scoring threat, averaging nearly nine points per game as a true freshman, before averaging 16.3 points per game this year, including improving his 3-point shot to 37%. He is also a talented playmaker, ranking Top 10 in the Big Ten Conference in assists per game.


McDaniel is a Top 15 transfer available in the portal, and widely considered a Top 3 point guard. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Jayhawks Land Hometown Transfer


The Jayhawks land a top transfer in the portal, with a hometown connection to Lawrence.


Guard Zeke Mayo has announced his intention to transfer to Kansas, after spending three seasons at South Dakota State. Mayo is from Lawrence, and chooses the Jayhawks over Houston, Texas, and Oklahoma.


Mayo was a leader on the Jackrabbits team that went 22-13 this season, and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 18.8 points per game, shooting 47% from the field and 39% from behind the arc.


Mayo was one of the top transfer guards available, ranking No. 12 overall and the No. 2 point guard, according to 247 Sports.

Jackson County Rejects Stadium Proposal


There are questions regarding the future of the Chiefs and Royals in Kansas City, following the rejection of a sales tax that would have contributed to stadium renovations.


Jackson County, Missouri, voted no on the issue, which gave blueprints for a new Royals ballpark in downtown Kansas City, as well as major renovations to Arrowhead Stadium and the surrounding area.


KMBC's Kris Ketz says Mayor Quinton Lucas made the announcement Tuesday.


Over 58% of voters rejected the plan, which would have extended the three-eighths cent sales tax that has been paying for Truman Sports Complex, which has housed the Chiefs and Royals for a half century.


The current lease at Truman Sports Complex ends in January of 2031. The Chiefs and Royals will continue to work on revising details that would allow for the renovations.

Rice Cooperating with Dallas Police


Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice is cooperating with Dallas authorities following a major automobile accident over the weekend.


A six-vehicle crash on Saturday evening ended with four total injuries, resulting from a speeding Corvette and Lamborghini in the left lane. The individuals in the Corvette and Lamborghini left the scene without determining if anyone needed medical attention, or providing any information.


Attorney Royce West released a statement on Rice's behalf regarding the situation. NFL analyst Adam Schefter says Rice is cooperating any way he can.


One of the vehicles in the accident was registered to Rice, but it has yet to be determined if Rice was one of the drivers, or was even in the car. The NFL is monitoring the situation, per league spokesperson Brian McCarthy.


Rice became a star for Kansas City in his rookie season, making 79 catches for 938 yards and seven touchdowns. It is unknown at this time whether he will face charges regarding the accident.

Chiefs Sign Wentz to Deal


The Kansas City Chiefs have a new backup quarterback.


Kansas City agrees to a one year deal with Carson Wentz. Wentz spent last season as the backup QB for the Los Angeles Rams, and has experience starting for the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, and Washington Commanders.


Wentz is 31 years old, and was the second overall pick in 2016. He was an MVP candidate early in his career, including leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl in 2018, but injuries and inconsistent play have derailed his career over the past five seasons.


Wentz will serve as the primary backup to Patrick Mahomes this season, replacing Blaine Gabbert.

Kansas State Forward Enters Transfer Portal


Kansas State basketball continues to suffer significant losses to the roster, with a talented forward joining Cam Carter in the transfer portal.


Center Jerrell Colbert has entered the portal following his sophomore season at KSU. This is the second time Colbert has been in the portal, also transferring from LSU after the 2021-22 season.


Colbert is from Germantown, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis, and was Second Team All-Metro in the Memphis area his senior season. He redshirted last season, and played in 31 games for the Wildcats this year, averaging 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.


Kansas State is looking to rebound after a disappointing 19-15 season, which ended with a loss in the NIT Tournament. Colbert will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

KC Mayor Supports New Stadium Tax


Jackson County voters have a decision to make, and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has given his opinion.


Lucas endorsed the "Vote Yes on Question 1" campaign during a press conference at Kauffman Stadium, which would extend the 3/8-cent sales tax to help fund a new Royals ballpark and renovations to Arrowhead Stadium.


Lucas says it isn't just about the sports with this issue.


In recent months, the Royals have shared details regarding a stadium relocation to the East Crossroads district in downtown Kansas City, which would in turn open up space around Arrowhead Stadium for the Chiefs to expand on gameday fan experience.


Lucas says this decision could propel the city to an even brigter future.


Jackson County will vote on the issue tomorrow.

Chiefs Wide Receiver Linked to Major Car Accident


A Chiefs wide receiver is being looked for following a six-vehicle car accident in Dallas over the weekend.


Dallas police are searching for Rashee Rice, after a vehicle in Rice's name was involved in the major accident. The incident occured around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday evening.


Dallas police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman says the investigation to this point, shows a Chevrolet Corvette, which is believed to be Rice's vehicle, and a Lamborghini in the far left lane speeding, before losing control. It is not known at this time whether Rice was behind the wheel of the Corvette.


Details are still developing in this story, and it is unclear if Rice will face charges over the accident. Two drivers were diagnosed with minor injuries at the scene, and two others were hospitalized with minor injuries.

Barton Cougars National Champions for First Time


Barton Cougars men's basketball is the epicenter of JUCO basketball.


The Cougars are national champions for the first time in program history, defeating the Triton College Trojans 88-73 in the championship game.


Voice of the Cougars Cole Reif had the final call from Hutchinson.


Barton finishes the season 36-1, breaking a school record for wins in a single season. The Cougars are the first KJCCC men's team to win the national championship since Coffeyville in 2021.

Singer Shines as Royals Dominate Twins


The Royals got a quality outing from Brady Singer in a convincing 11-0 win over the Twins in the series finale.


Singer went seven shutout innings, striking out 10 and only allowing four baserunners.


Kansas City also hit five home runs on the day, with Bobby Witt Jr, Salvador Perez, Nelson Velazquez, Maikel Garcia, and Kyle Isbel all leaving the ballpark.


The Royals look to carry momentum on the road, beginning a series with the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.


Michael Wacha will make his team debut, squaring off with Dean Kremer of the Orioles. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. tonight on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

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