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Women's football players post for menacing team photo
Kansas City Lady Saints
Dan Weinbaum
September 16, 2019 - 8:05 am
Kansas City, Mo - The newest football team in Kansas City is not what most are used to. "We are a full-tackle football team, I mean a full-tackle women's football team," said Christin Henderson, who plays on the offense line. The Kansas City Lady Saints play full-speed American football, including...
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Doctor holds stethoscope to football helmet
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KMBZ News Staff
September 05, 2019 - 7:39 am
Kansas City, MO - A study by the Kansas State High School Athletics Association shows that more than 2,100 concussions were reported last year by students in grades 7 through 12. Nearly half of the reported concussions involved football players, and those same students were twice as likely to...
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KMBZ News Staff
August 28, 2019 - 5:12 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Tigers are heading back to Arrowhead Stadium. The University of Missouri announced Tuesday that they will play next year's Battle Line Rivalry game, against Arkansas, on November 29, 2020. MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk said the game will be on the Saturday after...
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Washburn University Sports
Marc LaVoie
April 29, 2019 - 5:50 am
A Washburn University football player from Lee's Summit whose friend and teammate had just been chosen in the NFL draft was shot to death at a party in Topeka. Dwane Simmons, 23, played high school football at Lee's Summit West. Corey Ballentine was injured in the shooting and was recovering at a...
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AP News Staff
January 31, 2019 - 1:52 pm
The NCAA handed one-year postseason bans and other penalties to Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs while placing its entire athletic department on probation Thursday after a two-year investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a former tutor. The penalties mean that the...
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a coach against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
AP News Staff
January 22, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will consider expanding replay reviews to include certain penalties, including pass interference. Two people with direct knowledge of the NFL's plans tell The Associated Press that the league's competition committee once again will look into including more plays for video...
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Marc LaVoie
December 21, 2018 - 7:27 am
The 11-3 Chiefs have a chance to clinch their third-straight AFC West title in their game Sunday night at 8-6 Seattle. They would need the 11-3 Los Angeles Chargers to lose at home to 8-6 Baltimore Saturday night. Kansas City does not have an easy task at Seattle. The Seahawks' six losses come been...
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AP News Staff
December 11, 2018 - 6:07 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas State has hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired Monday to...
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AP News Staff
December 02, 2018 - 8:08 pm
Bill Snyder announced Sunday he is stepping down as head football coach after 27 seasons at Kansas State. “Coach Snyder has had an immeasurable impact on our football program, Kansas State University, the Manhattan community and the entire state of Kansas,” Wildcats athletic director Gene Taylor...
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Gardner-Edgerton USD 231
Jim Cunningham
November 09, 2018 - 6:07 am
One of the teams remaining in the Kansas 6A football playoffs is undefeated Gardner-Edgerton, which failed to win a single game in 2017. The obvious difference for the school in southern Johnson County is Ryan Cornelsen, the Trailblazers' new head coach, who comes to the Metro from Hutchinson...
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