Category Archives: Local Sports

Evergy Plaza to host Washburn volleyball watch party

TOPEKA (KSNT)- Evergy Plaza will hosts a watch party for Washburn’s NCAA tournament quarterfinal volleyball match on Thursday, Dec. 9. KU’s Christian Braun named Big 12 player of the week The game will be streamed on Evergy Plaza’s 30-foot digital screen. First serve is set for 11 a.m. The team is taking on West Texas…MORE

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. athletes will continue to compete and will…MORE

Heisman finalists: Young, Hutchinson, Pickett, Stroud

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud were announced Monday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman will be presented Saturday in New York, returning to its usual routine and date — second Saturday in December — after…MORE

Previously winless Texas Southern stuns No. 20 Florida 69-54

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Previously winless Texas Southern stunned No. 20 Florida 69-54 on Monday night behind PJ Henry’s 16 points and Joirdon Karl Nicholas’ perfect shooting performance. Texas Southern became the first Southwestern Athletic Conference team to beat a ranked SEC program in The Associated Press poll era dating to 1936, ESPN Stats &…MORE

Freeman aims for national title as he takes over No. 5 Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Saying he was “ready for this challenge,”Marcus Freeman was formally introduced Monday afternoon as Notre Dame’s 30th head football coach. “I’m ready to lead this program to the greatest heights,” said the 35-year-old Freeman, never a head coach but an assistant at five schools, including the last 11 months as…MORE

KU’s Christian Braun named Big 12 player of the week

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – KU guard Christian Braun has been named the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced on Monday. Braun scored a career high 31 points in the Jayhawks 95-75 win over St. John’s on Friday. Along with his 31 points, the Burlington, Kansas, native added eight rebounds, four assists and three…MORE

New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables turns attention to players

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brent Venables already has received two Oklahoma welcomes fit for a king. Hundreds of Sooners fans who watched coach Lincoln Riley leave for Southern California last week flocked to Norman’s airport on Sunday night to cheer thearrival of Venables, Riley’s replacement. A day later, Oklahoma introduced Venables to a throng of…MORE

Oregon’s Cristobal takes Miami coaching job after Diaz fired

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Mario Cristobal is going home again. Cristobal is leaving Oregon and returning to Miami, accepting an offer to become head coach at his alma mater, where he won two national championships as a player. He let the Ducks know of the decision Monday, his team meeting in Oregon nearly simultaneous…MORE

Derby winner Medina Spirit collapses, dies in California

Medina Spirit, a 3-year-old colt whose Kentucky Derby victory in May came under scrutiny because of a positive drug test, collapsed and died after a workout Monday at Santa Anita in Southern California. Trainer Bob Baffert said in a statment that the horse suffered a heart attack. The colt had just completed five furlongs in…MORE

Boiler up! Purdue is No. 1 in AP Top 25 for the first time

Purdue is No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the first time. The Boilermakers were a unanimous No. 1 in the poll released Mondayto move up from No. 2 last week. Reigning national champion Baylor moved up to No. 2, with Duke, UCLA and Gonzaga rounding out the top five. Purdue…MORE