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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 30, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by Matt Scott of TheShiver.com and 247Sports to talk Late Night in the Phog recruiting. What is the recruiting philosophy for KU's coaching staff this year? And who are the names to know that will be in Lawrence? Matt also talks about 2019 targets, other names to know that aren't attending Late Night and gives his assessment of how the event has changed (for the better) in recent years.

Sep 25, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 24-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3. Was Travis Kelce secretly punished for this game with a reduced role? How did the players approach the anthem protests? Marcus "Pops" Peters had another big day against Keenan Allen. They'll discuss all that and more, plus answer your reader questions, live from Los Angeles.​ Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Sep 23, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two take mailbag questions. Who will emerge as the best reserve guard for the Jayhawks? And how important is Billy Preston to this team's success? The two also gauge KU's top nonconference games before arguing over who the second-best team in the Bill Self/Roy Williams era. Is it 1997 or 2002? The two make their cases before finishing with talk about Late Night and cheeseburgers.

Sep 21, 2017
Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod by with an old-school A-Team roundtable, as the guys dissect the Chiefs' biggest surprises of the young season and answer your questions. ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams also joins the podcast to break down the keys to victory for both teams.
Sep 18, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in their home opener. What's going on with Travis Kelce? How did Alex Smith bounce back after a rough first half? How dominant was Justin Houston? They'll discuss all that and more, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead.​

Sep 15, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 2 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod by interviewing young safety Eric Murray, who will be counted on to help replace Eric Berry. Then Turron Davenport of Eagles Wire helps him dissect the Eagles and the key matchups. Finally, Terez makes his prediction for the game. Enjoy!

 
Sep 8, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined colleague Gary Bedore, who speaks from Springfield, Mass., where Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self is being inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame on Friday night. What has been Self's reaction to the festivities? And who all is attending the ceremony? Gary answers those questions before telling stories about Self's orange jacket and dealings with those around him this week. Jesse and Gary also discuss KU recruiting, the return of former football coach Mark Mangino to Lawrence and KU football's 1-0 start.

Sep 8, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' thrilling 42-27 win over the New England Patriots to open the season. Is Kareem Hunt for real? How much will losing Eric Berry hurt? What got into Alex Smith? They'll answer all that and more, plus your reader questions, live from Foxborough, Mass.

 
Sep 6, 2017
Mizzou beat writer Tod Palmer is joined again by former KC Star intern Alec Lewis for the latest Tigers-centric SportsBeat KC podcast. Listen to a breakdown of a 72-43 victory against Missouri State and for insight on the importance of a Week 2 SEC opener against South Carolina.
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