Topeka and Shawnee County boasts an impressive list of sports greats with roots in the area. The Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame was created to honor men and women of excellence. The Library is the permanent home for all the placques honoring the Hall of Fame inductees.
The dog days of summer are upon us and unfortunately for Royals fans that means another slow march to the end of the season and another 90+ loss year. Normally we would be talking about the Chiefs hopes for the upcoming season, but with the NFL lockout still underway all of the discussion has been [...]
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Every sport has an All Star game. I am of the opinion that the Major League All Star game is the best of them all.
Dirk Nowitzki just got his first ring by leading the Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Championship. But where does he rank on the all-time list of power forwards?
Hey Topeka sports fans, welcome to the new sports blog here at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Dave and Nate discuss the book “The Soul of Baseball: A Journey Through Buck O’Neil’s America” by Joe Posnanski, which has the author traveling the country for a year with this baseball ambassador and icon.
Dave and Nate discuss the book, “Cinderella: Inside the Rise of Mid-Major College Basketball” by Michael Litos which follows the 2005-06 college basketball season in the Colonial Athletic Association, including the improbable run of George Mason to the Final Four.
Dave: Today we’re discussing the book, “The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL”, by Mark Bowden. The game the book focuses on, the 1958 NFL Championship Game, has been labeled the greatest game ever played by many people for decades. It was the first professional football game to [...]
Nate: Today we’re talking about the book “When the Game Was Ours” by Magic Johnson & Larry Bird with Jackie MacMullen. I’ll start off by saying that one of the things that stood out to me the most in this book was the dynamic between Bird and Magic, how competitive they were with one another, [...]