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SportsBeat KC

A sports podcast by the Kansas City Star's sports writers and columnists, including in-depth commentary and analysis on the Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, FC Kansas City, KU, MU and K-State, Big 12 and the SEC.
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Sep 23, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two take mailbag questions. Who will emerge as the best reserve guard for the Jayhawks? And how important is Billy Preston to this team's success? The two also gauge KU's top nonconference games before arguing over who the second-best team in the Bill Self/Roy Williams era. Is it 1997 or 2002? The two make their cases before finishing with talk about Late Night and cheeseburgers.

Sep 21, 2017
Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod by with an old-school A-Team roundtable, as the guys dissect the Chiefs' biggest surprises of the young season and answer your questions. ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams also joins the podcast to break down the keys to victory for both teams.
Sep 18, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in their home opener. What's going on with Travis Kelce? How did Alex Smith bounce back after a rough first half? How dominant was Justin Houston? They'll discuss all that and more, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead.​

Sep 15, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 2 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod by interviewing young safety Eric Murray, who will be counted on to help replace Eric Berry. Then Turron Davenport of Eagles Wire helps him dissect the Eagles and the key matchups. Finally, Terez makes his prediction for the game. Enjoy!

 
Sep 8, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined colleague Gary Bedore, who speaks from Springfield, Mass., where Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self is being inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame on Friday night. What has been Self's reaction to the festivities? And who all is attending the ceremony? Gary answers those questions before telling stories about Self's orange jacket and dealings with those around him this week. Jesse and Gary also discuss KU recruiting, the return of former football coach Mark Mangino to Lawrence and KU football's 1-0 start.

Sep 8, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' thrilling 42-27 win over the New England Patriots to open the season. Is Kareem Hunt for real? How much will losing Eric Berry hurt? What got into Alex Smith? They'll answer all that and more, plus your reader questions, live from Foxborough, Mass.

 
Sep 6, 2017
Mizzou beat writer Tod Palmer is joined again by former KC Star intern Alec Lewis for the latest Tigers-centric SportsBeat KC podcast. Listen to a breakdown of a 72-43 victory against Missouri State and for insight on the importance of a Week 2 SEC opener against South Carolina.
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."

 

Jul 28, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two take part in the second annual Kansas men's basketball player draft while making selections they believe will end up with the highest point-per-game totals. Why is C.J. optimistic about Svi Mykhailiuk? And did Jesse reach in his selection of Udoka Azubuike? The guys end with Twitter questions. What was the reason for Jack Whitman's transfer? Will the Jayhawks be forced to more small ball again? The two also discuss Netflix shows and whether a KU player would be better off with a name change.

Jul 14, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore, as the two bring on special guest Nick Elam — inventor of basketball's "Elam Ending." So what is it exactly? And what are some of the positives it could bring to today's game? Elam also talks about how he came up with the idea, speaks about both pros and cons and gives his hopes for his idea after it was adopted by The Basketball Tournament last month.

Jul 13, 2017
The Star's Blair Kerkhoff and Tod Palmer discuss day three of SEC Media Days, which took place Wednesday in Hoover, Ala., and included the Missouri Tigers' appearance. What's in store this season for Drew Lock? The answer may surprise you.

 

Jul 11, 2017
Blair Kerkhoff and Tod Palmer of The Kansas City Star check in after day two of the 2017 SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., on the eve of Missouri's appearance at the annual too-early football hypefest.

 

Jul 11, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Tod Palmer and Blair Kerkhoff discuss Day one of SEC Media Days, including commissioner Greg Sankey's remarks and Mizzou and Auburn not switching divisions.

Jul 7, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two take on KU basketball summer mailbag questions. Which team would make the best non-conference game for the Jayhawks? And will this be Mitch Lightfoot's year to emerge? The two also discuss Bill Self's recruiting record, Devonté Graham's role and the biggest obstacle (besides depth) that the Jayhawks will face next season.

Jun 23, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as they discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. How does Josh Jackson fit in as a Phoenix Sun? And should Frank Mason be excited about his opportunity with the Sacramento Kings? The guys also tackle Twitter questions, which includes a look ahead to which Jayhawks might get taken in the 2018 draft.

Jun 3, 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 on the SportsBeat KC podcast. How much does Svi Mykhailiuk's return help the Jayhawks next season? And was it a surprise he decided to come back? The guys also take on Twitter questions. Will Frank Mason get drafted? And what rule changes would be best for college basketball? The two also banter about who would win in a one-on-one game and talk about Jesse's favorite topic, three-pointers.

May 26, 2017
With the first week of offseason practices in the books, ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay drop in to break down the Chiefs’ draft haul. Former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden also checks in give his thoughts on Patrick Mahomes’ fit in Kansas City, while the A-Team breaks down the quarterback situation, early OTA surprises and the Chiefs’ competitive crop of receivers.
 
May 19, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest happenings with Kansas basketball. How does Mohamed Bamba's decision to attend Texas change the Big 12 race? And which teams appear to be the biggest challengers to KU in its pursuit of a 14th straight Big 12 title? The two also talk about Dwight Coleby's departure and Svi Mykhailiuk's looming NBA decision before answering reader-submitted Twitter questions.

May 11, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with the KU basketball team. Will "small ball" be out in 2017-18? And what should fans expect from graduate transfer Jack Whitman? The two also take Twitter questions and banter about Svi-sus, Trevon Duval, Vegas and Hershey Hawkins.

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