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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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Aug 24, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger discuss the Royals' recent surge and their chances of making the playoffs before delving into Danny Duffy's Cy Young chances and future in Kansas City.  

Aug 24, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Missouri beat writer, breaks down the 2016 Tigers offense position-by-position and explains what's reasonable to expect and necessary for the team's improvement.

Aug 22, 2016

The Star's Terez Paylor and Blair Kerkhoff dissect the Chiefs' 21-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday and answer your questions about the spotty run defense and other pressing issues.

Aug 19, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore bring new KC Star KU insider Gary Bedore onto the podcast. Bedore discusses his recent move from the Lawrence Journal-World and also tells behind-the-scenes stories about KU's last two national championships, former coach Roy Williams and Raef LaFrentz's commitment to the Jayhawks.

Aug 14, 2016

The Star's Sam Mellinger and Terez Paylor tackled your questions in a Facebook Live video following the Chiefs' 17-16 preseason loss to Seattle. Here is the audio. Is Dee Ford ready? Which young players stood out? How does Alex Smith look? All that and more in this week's episode.

 
Aug 12, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore discuss Bill Self's summer comments about his team and also take mailbag questions. Does KU focus too much on Big 12 titles? How does KU's frontcourt compare to other years? The two also discuss Svi Mykhailuk's shooting and what to expect from Dwight Coleby.

Aug 11, 2016
Tod Palmer, Mizzou beat reporter for The Star, and Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger were at new Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk's news conference Thursday in Columbia. They break down the hire and why Sterk seems like a good choice at a time when Tigers athletics are in turmoil ... or are they?
 
Aug 11, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger discuss the Royals' collapse in July and the team's list of problems in 2016. The topics include Alex Gordon's performance, the starting rotation and the bullpen. They also look ahead to 2017 and the main priorities of the offseason. 
Aug 11, 2016
The A-Team gets back together to assess the Chiefs after 14 practices. The gang breaks down the camp surprises, camp disappointments and makes early predictions for the Chiefs' 2016 record.
Aug 4, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore are joined by Luke Winn, college basketball writer for SI. Winn discusses the KU players' performances at adidas Nations camp, describes how he upset an NBA player on Twitter and also gives his reasoning for putting KU No. 2 in his preseason Power Rankings.

Jul 28, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore talk to NBC Sports recruiting analyst Scott Phillips about the Jayhawks' next recruiting class in 2017. Phillips discusses top-ranked DeAndre Ayton and KU's chances of landing him and also goes over some of the other big names Bill Self and staff are pursuing. Phillips also talks about KU's reputation in recruiting circles and shares what he believes are the team's biggest needs.

Jul 28, 2016

Rustin Dodd, Royals beat reporter for The Star, and sports columnist Sam Mellinger sat down before the end of a nine-game homestand Wednesday and discussed the team's plans for the upcoming MLB trade deadline.

Jul 22, 2016

Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, talks with Brian Hanni, the new voice of Kansas football and basketball. Hanni discusses his personal history, the best advice he received from Joe Buck and the time he angered coach Bill Self on the sideline.

 
Jul 22, 2016

Rustin Dodd, Royals beat reporter for The Star, and sports columnist Vahe Gregorian talk a day after the 2015 World Series champs were honored at the White House, which was an odd departure from the tone of this year's season, which has the Royals at 47-47 entering Friday night's game.

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.​

 
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.

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