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Jul 14, 2016

The Star's Tod Palmer and Blair Kerkhoff talk about the unexpected news that athletic director Mack Rhoades is leaving Mizzou for the same same job at Baylor. The duo discuss Rhoades' tenure at Missouri and what the future holds.

Jul 7, 2016

After an eight-game road trip, the Royals are 43-41 with four games left before the All-Star Break. The Star's Rustin Dodd, Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian talk about what's gone wrong, what's gone right, and the potential moves the Royals could make in the second half. 

Jul 7, 2016

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore are joined by Michael Bonner of The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., who discusses Malik Newman's strengths, weaknesses and his potential fit with Kansas.‚Äč

 
Jun 30, 2016

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore draft 10-man teams of Kansas men's basketball players from Bill Self's 13-year tenure.

Jun 24, 2016

Larry Drew, a Wyandotte High grad who played at Mizzou, joined Tod Palmer, The Star's MU beat reporter, for a conversation about Drew finally winning a NBA title after 34 seasons in the league as either a player or coach.

Jun 22, 2016
 
Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore preview the NBA Draft while discussing anonymous scouting reports on Cheick Diallo, Wayne Selden and Perry Ellis. Also, what are reasonable expectations for KU freshman center Udoka Azubuike?
Jun 20, 2016

Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and special guest Terez Paylor discussed the Royals' successful homestand and the role the team's new additions played. They also talked about how to keep the team's core players in Kansas City for years to come and how to add pieces around them.

Jun 20, 2016

Terez Paylor, Chiefs beat reporter for The Star, and his A-Team (Vahe Gregorian, Sam Mellinger and Blair Kerkhoff) answered your questions as the team heads into a quiet period before training camp and the 2016 NFL season. They covered the secondary, backup quarterback, the pass rush and other key areas of concern.

Jun 16, 2016

Rustin Dodd, Royals beat reporter for The Star, and sports columnist Vahe Gregorian discuss the team's decision to cut struggling second baseman Omar Infante from the roster despite his nearly $15 million remaining salary.

Jun 14, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell talks to former Jayhawks basketball player Kenny Gregory about church services with Roy Williams, high expectations at KU and his return to Lawrence this week for the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic.

Jun 9, 2016

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore talk Josh Jackson, LaGerald Vick, Udoka Azubuike and discuss other takeaways from KU's first summer camp scrimmage.

Jun 8, 2016

Rustin Dodd, Royals writer for The Star, and columnist Sam Mellinger talked about Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura's latest altercation, a pitch to Baltimore's Manny Machado that sparked a benches-clearing brawl.

Jun 2, 2016

Royals reporter Rustin Dodd and Vahe Gregorian hand out some awards for the month of May and look toward June. Even with injuries, the Royals are surging.

Jun 2, 2016

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore are joined by the Star's Blair Kerkhoff, who discusses whether Big 12 expansion is likely and how it could potentially affect KU basketball.

May 25, 2016

 

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore discuss the Jayhawks' signing of Evan Maxwell and also draft five-person KU men's basketball teams based on expected point-per-game totals.
May 25, 2016

Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City took some time off from avoiding Salvy Splashes to talk with Rustin Dodd about the Royals during their series against the Twins in Minneapolis. 

May 19, 2016

The Royals reached the 40-game mark of the season Wednesday night, one-quarter of the season, so beat writer Rustin Dodd, reporter Blair Kerkhoff and columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger analyzed what's gone right and wrong so far.

May 18, 2016

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore bring on graduated Iowa State forward Georges Niang to discuss his memories of playing KU over the past four seasons.

May 16, 2016
 
The Star's Sam McDowell is joined by Full 90 blogger Tate Steinlage after Sporting Kansas City's 2-1 victory against Orlando City SC, which broke the club's seven-game winless streak. Has the club re-discovered a recipe for success?
May 12, 2016

Rustin Dodd, Royals beat reporter for The Star, called former beat writer Andy McCullough to talk about the Royals' slow start. They touched on comparisons to the 2014 Royals, Chris Young and more.

May 12, 2016

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore invite Appalachian State coach Jim Fox on to talk about releasing KU's Devonte' Graham from his letter-of-intent and memories of 2008's KU-Davidson Elite Eight game when he was an assistant with the Wildcats.

 
May 11, 2016

On Tuesday night, the Royals lost 10-7 to the Yankees on a day in which they lost a starting pitcher because of injury, saw their top prospect suspended 50 games for PED use and couldn't win despite Lorenzo Cain's three home runs. Beat writer Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger talked it out.

May 10, 2016

The Chiefs' 2016 NFL draft is in the books, and so is rookie camp. That means it's time to check in with draft analyst Matt Miller from Bleacher Report, who dropped some inside knowledge on the Chiefs' nine draft picks and explained whether he thought the Chiefs got good value.

May 5, 2016

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes sat down with The Star's Sam McDowell to discuss a variety of topics about the club, including the key moments leading up to 2013 MLS Cup, the current state of the team and his 10-year plan for the franchise.

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