No. 7 Texas rolls past No. 3 Kansas 76-56 for Big 12 title
Dylan Disu overcame early foul trouble to score 18 points, Marcus Carr and Sir’Jabari Rice added 17 apiece, and seventh-ranked Texas silenced a heavily pro-Kansas crowd in a 76-56 romp over the third-ranked Jayhawks in the finals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Allen Fieldhouse at Kansas to get extensive renovations
Allen Fieldhouse is about to get a facelift. The historic home of defending national champion Kansas will soon undergo a significant renovation to upgrade its fan amenities, hospitality spaces and premium seating options while retaining the feel of the original building. Jayhawks athletic director Travis Goff said the multimillion dollar project, which will be funded by private donations, will include state-of-the-art videoboards, a new sound system and lighting, reimagined concourses on all three levels, along with changes to the adjacent Wagnon Student Athletic Center.news.yahoo.com
Officer, pedestrian and police dog die in Kansas City crash
An officer who made the arrest in a notorious quintuple homicide nearly a decade ago, his police dog and a pedestrian were all killed when a driver crashed into the officer's cruiser, authorities in Missouri said. Kansas City police said the crash happened Wednesday night as Officer James Muhlbauer was on patrol. The pedestrian, identified only as a man in his 50s, died at the scene, as did the officer’s dog, Champ.news.yahoo.com
Questionable late flag takes drama out of Super Bowl ending
A questionable late penalty on Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry with less than two minutes remaining meant that a scintillating Super Bowl 57 had a bit of an underwhelming finish. Kansas City won its second Super Bowl in four years by beating the Eagles 38-35 on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona. One of the few gripes for football fans — particularly Eagles fans — was the anti-climatic finish.news.yahoo.com
KS plans to give $304M to semiconductor company to build new factory, won't go forward without federal funds
Integra Technologies, based in Wichita, Kansas, is set to receive $304 million to build a new factory from the state. The federal government is expected to also help fund the project.foxnews.com
Bengals' Ossai laments late hit in AFC title loss to Chiefs
Joseph Ossai stood in front of his clean-out locker inside Arrowhead Stadium, while Bengals teammate B.J. Hill stood by for support, and lamented a mistake Sunday night that could easily haunt the defensive end for the rest of his career. The Kansas City Chiefs were driving for a potential winning field goal in the AFC championship game when Ossai, a second-year pro, gave chase to scrambling Patrick Mahomes. Both were running at full speed when the All-Pro quarterback made it to the Cincinnati sideline, where Ossai gave a push from behind the sent Mahomes sprawling to the ground.news.yahoo.com
Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 on last-second kick for AFC title
Patrick Mahomes scrambled for a first down on his badly sprained right ankle and then was shoved late out of bounds by Joseph Ossai, giving Harrison Butker a chance to kick a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left that gave the Kansas City Chiefs a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC title game.
Chiefs' Mahomes to practice as usual on sprained ankle
The Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes went through a morning walkthrough Wednesday and intends to practice as usual, raising expectations that the All-Pro quarterback will not be slowed by his sprained right ankle in this weekend’s AFC title game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jaguars rue missed chances in playoff loss to Kansas City
The Jacksonville Jaguars could not have imagined a better situation than the one they faced late in the first half of Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the mighty Kansas City Chiefs. The upstart AFC South champions, who had to rally from a 27-point deficit against the Chargers last week just to make it to Arrowhead Stadium, found themselves within 10-7 in a hostile environment — and with Patrick Mahomes, a contender for league MVP, hobbling up the tunnel to the Kansas City locker room. Then they kept squandering chances to reach the AFC championship game, eventually falling 27-20 on a cold, snowy night at Arrowhead Stadium.news.yahoo.com
‘I always love the Jags’: Dedicated Jags fans make waves of teal in sea of red, gold for AFC divisional round showdown
Among the sea of Chiefs nation, there were still sounds of roaring “Duvvaalll’s” being heard as Jags fans tailgated and enjoyed themselves in the colder than normal temperatures at the Arrow Head Stadium.
Party for the Playoffs: Fans are pumped up for Jaguars AFC divisional playoff game in KC
News4JAX has reporters up in Kansas City for the game and also back here as Jacksonville cheers on its Jaguars. There’s a watch party at Daily’s Place and sports bars and restaurants across town will be going strong before, during and after the game.
‘I always kept the faith’: Jags fans rally outside stadium as players head to airport for trip to KC
Fans gathered along barriers Friday at TIAA Bank Field as Jaguars players left team meetings and a closed practice to head to the airport for their flight to Kansas City for Saturday’s AFC divisional round matchup.
City of Jacksonville, Jaguars to host send-off for team, playoff game watch party
The city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars will be hosting a send-off for the players on Friday as the team heads to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in a divisional-round matchup and then a watch party for the playoff game on Saturday.
Chiefs keep stacking wins after difficult offseason decision
The biggest, of course, was the decision to trade Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, rather than lavish on the game-breaking wide receiver a massive contract that would have made it difficult to maneuver financially for years to come. The Chiefs not only gained salary cap flexibility with the move, but also five draft picks that helped to fortify other areas of the roster. “When you win and you don’t play your best ball — you don’t feel like you play your best ball — that’s always a good thing,” Mahomes said afterward.news.yahoo.com
Kansas City teacher fired after repeated use of racial slur
A Kansas City charter school with a largely minority student population has fired a white teacher who was recorded repeatedly using a racial slur in his classes, school administrators said. University Academy officials said in a letter to families that Johnny Wolfe, a history and African American studies teacher in the upper school, had been fired after an investigation prompted by concerns raised last month by students and alumni, The Kansas City Star reported Monday.news.yahoo.com
Will Travon Walker lineup against the Cowboys? Jaguars dealing with late season injuries at several positions
As they prepare for one of the biggest home games of the year, the Jaguars have some key players trying to work their way back from injuries. Here’s a rundown of what we know as of Friday’s practice.