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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

On this week's episode of Chiefs NFL Matchup, The Star's Terez Paylor chats with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette beat writer Ed Bouchette to break down this week's opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and their mental state following a 34-3 loss to Philadelphia. Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub gave a rundown of the Steelers' special teams, while co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy broke down the Steelers' D and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton broke down the Steelers' O. Finally, Terez gives a prediction for this week's game.‚Äč

 

Sep 30, 2016

Kansas City Star beat writer Jesse Newell brings on Matt Scott of TheShiver.com and the 247Sports Network to discuss the 15 recruits that are scheduled to attend Saturday's Late Night in the Phog. Which players does Kansas have the best chance with? And what is the staff's main focus for the 2017 class? Scott also goes into detail about 2019 players to keep an eye on and ends with fearless predictions.

Sep 28, 2016

The Star's Mizzou beat writer Tod Palmer and Gridiron Now's LSU beat writer Randy Rosetta discuss the upcoming game between two prides of Tigers at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.

Sep 27, 2016
Mizzou beat writer Tod Palmer and intern Alec Lewis bring you their weekly discussion of Mizzou football, looking ahead to an SEC showdown Saturday at embattled LSU.

 

Sep 26, 2016
The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 24-3 win over the New York Jets. They talk about the lagging offense, the surprising eight-turnover game and answer your questions as the Chiefs, 2-1, turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

Sep 23, 2016

On this week's episode of Chiefs NFL Matchup, The Star's Terez Paylor chats with Newsday beat writer Kimberley A. Martin to break down this week's opponent, the New York Jets. Chiefs coach Andy Reid also discusses their three-wide personnel, the slow starts and the QB/WR miscommunication from Sunday, while co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress covers the miscommunication and Darrelle Revis. Finally, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton discussed the defensive line's solid play of late.

Sep 22, 2016

KC star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore give their way-too-early predictions for each game in the Kansas basketball season. The two also answer Twitter questions and discuss the future of the KU football program.

Sep 20, 2016

Mizzou beat writer Tod Palmer and The Star's Alec Lewis discuss last Saturday's loss to Georgia and what we learned about the Tigers despite the heartbreak.

Sep 19, 2016

The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez A. Paylor answered your questions and dissected the Chiefs' 19-12 loss against the Houston Texans on Sunday during a Facebook Live session. They talked about the woeful passing offense, the enigmatic Marcus Peters and much, much more. Here is the audio.

Sep 16, 2016

On this week's episode of Chiefs NFL Matchup, The Star's Terez Paylor chats with Houston Chronicle beat writers John McClain and Aaron Wilson to break down this week's opponent, the Houston Texans. The guys discuss the Texans' new-look backfield, the Texans' ferocious pass rush and potential defensive weaknesses. Terez also quizzes Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy about the difficulty they had picking up stunts on Sunday against San Diego and Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton about the difficulty they had stopping the run. Finally, Terez gives his prediction for this week's outcome.

Sep 15, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Vahe Gregorian meet up at Kauffman Stadium to discuss a disappointing season from Joakim Soria, the fallout from his latest blown save on Tuesday, and the future of the Royals' bullpen in 2017. 

Sep 14, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Mizzou beat writer, and fall MU sports reporting intern Alec Lewis, discuss Saturday's SEC opener for the Tigers, against Georgia.

Sep 13, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore give their impressions of KU's 37-21 loss to Ohio. The two also discuss some recent comments by coach Bill Self about the state of the 2016-17 Jayhawks.

Sep 12, 2016
The Star's Terez A. Paylor wraps up the Chiefs' stunning 33-27 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday by answering your questions about Marcus Peters (both his play and the protest), Alex Smith's gunslinging ways, the Chiefs' mostly-pourous run defense and much more.
 
Sep 10, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore discuss the latest KU basketball news. How does DeAndre Ayton's commitment to Arizona affect the Jayhawks? Will KU's defense be improved this year? C.J. also gives his over/under picks for the Jayhawks' three-point percentages.

Sep 9, 2016

The Star's Terez Paylor previews the Chiefs' season-opening game against the San Diego Chargers (noon Sunday on CBS). Kevin Acee, a columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, joined the show to give a scouting report on the Chargers, while Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden joined the show to talk about what, in his opinion, makes Alex Smith a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback.

Sep 6, 2016
Missouri beat writer Tod Palmer and The Star's fall intern Alec Lewis break down what we learned about the Tigers from a season-opening 26-11 loss at West Virginia and look ahead to Saturday's home opener at 6:30 p,m. against Eastern Michigan at Memorial Stadium.

 

Sep 2, 2016

The Star's Terez Paylor and Blair Kerkhoff dissect the Chiefs' 17-7 win over Green Bay in the preseason finale. With the 53-man deadline looming, they discuss backups who impressed, possible cuts and answer your questions.

Sep 1, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore answer KU questions from Twitter followers. What's Svi Mykhailiuk's best-case scenario? Why does KU not have a starting quarterback? And what's the reason for the uptick in Late Night visitors? The guys take on those questions and also discuss Bill Self's ceiling as a politician.

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