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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 28, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as they discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. How good is KU's defense? And should fans feel better about the team's potential in that area in an NCAA Tournament setting? The two also take Twitter questions: Has Frank Mason already clinched national player of the year? And what's wrong with Svi Mykhailiuk? The two also talk about Devonté Graham's future before finishing up with a friendly Wichita State wager.

Feb 23, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two talk about the latest with Kansas basketball. Are the Jayhawks the most talented team in the Big 12? And is this one of coach Bill Self's best five teams at KU? The two finish the podcast with Twitter questions, which includes a debate about whether Self should rest his starters at the Big 12 tournament.

Feb 23, 2017

 

The Star's Rustin Dodd catches up with Kansas City Royals broadcaster Joel Goldberg and discusses the start of spring training, the addition of Brandon Moss, the importance of the Royals' core and how starter Jason Hammel looks exactly like Luke Hochevar. 
Feb 14, 2017

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore as the two discuss the Jayhawks' wacky 84-80 home victory over West Virginia. How exactly did KU win that game? And is this a start of a new Devonté Graham? The two also take on Twitter questions. Who is a potentially bad matchup for KU in the NCAA Tournament? And is Mitch Lightfoot on an upswing? Jesse and C.J. also examine the good and bad with the Jayhawks having so close games.

Feb 10, 2017

In this first look NFL Draft podcast, The Star's Terez Paylor and Sam Mellinger do a deep dive on Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, and whether he'd be a good long-term fit for the Chiefs. The pod includes a short interview with ESPN's Mel Kiper about Mahomes, followed by a lengthy sitdown with Mahomes, who talks about his strengths and weaknesses coming out of the Air Raid offense. Finally, Paylor and Mellinger - who have each watched hundreds of Mahomes throws - break down how well he'd fit in the Chiefs' offense.

 
Feb 8, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. What went wrong for KU in a home loss to Iowa State? And how did the Jayhawks manage to hold off Kansas State in Manhattan? The two also discuss whether KU is shooting enough threes, Svi Mykhailiuk's defense and the potential of Carlton Bragg for the rest of the season.

Feb 6, 2017

Live from Super Bowl LI in Houston, The Star’s Sam Mellinger and Terez Paylor discussed one of the greatest Super Bowls of all-time, and the lessons the Chiefs can take from it. They cover the different positions the Chiefs need to improve at to get to the big game, and how the quarterback position needs to perform better to get there. They also cover Tom Brady’s all-time standing, the ridiculous Julian Edelman catch and much, much more.

 
Feb 2, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss Kansas basketball. The two give takeaways from KU's win over Baylor before tackling Twitter questions. What does this team do best? What should be the biggest concern in the NCAA Tournament? And should Mitch Lightfoot play more? The two also argue over how strong the Big 12 is this season.

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