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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor get together after the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft to dissect the Chiefs trade up and selection of Patrick Mahomes II. How risky is it? Did they give up too much Why not Deshaun Watson? They cover it all.
Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger break down the Royals' winless road trip and where they go from here.
Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with the KU basketball team. What should fans expect from Memphis transfers Dedric and K.J. Lawson? And what about Cal's Charlie Moore? The guys also look back at their preseason wagers and take Twitter questions. Can Devonte' Graham step into a Frank Mason-like role? Will KU stick with "small ball"? Discussion also includes bathroom renovations and fast-food tacos.