Calling all basketball fans, sports nuts and readers of fine literature…do you have a basketball jones? Well, the NBA finals featuring Lebron James and the Miami Heat battling Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs in an epic match-up that is sure to be an enjoyable series starting tonight on ABC! Between games, why not earn [...]
Each Memorial Day weekend since 1911, hundreds of thousands of race fans gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”. The Indy500 is a 200-lap race on a 2.5 mile course. 33 drivers compete for the Borg-Warner Trophy, introduced in 1936, which proclaims the event as the “Indianapolis 500-Mile Race”. Traditionally, [...]
Spring is now in full swing and it is time to go outside and finally enjoy the beautiful weather. Running and walking are great ways to enjoy nature, while exercising at the same time. There are a few places around Topeka where you can enjoy the great outdoors. I personally like going out to Lake [...]
Come to the library Wednesday April 24, from 7-8:30 and spend an evening with the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, as he is brought to life in a one-man play by Dr. Bill Worley, instructor of history, from the Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City Blue River campus. Dr. James Naismith was born near Ottawa, [...]
Ah, the NCAA Tournament bracket. Why do we torture ourselves each year by filling one out? Nate examines this, and wonders if you’ve had to wave your white flag of surrender yet.
It’s March tournament time again. I watched KU and/or K-State in the NCAA basketball tournament (even NIT) every year since the early to mid-1970’s with my dad. As I got older, into my 20’s and 30’s, same thing, even if only one or two games, depending on my schedule and activities—my dad was always available [...]
So, the High School and Middle School seasons are winding down…you might be thinking about YMCA or Sports Zone ball….maybe Washburn Basketball or KU Basketball camp. With all of March to relax and enjoy the “Madness” that it brings, you’re going to watch these amazing College Kids and dream big! Use this month to inspire you [...]
Charles Curtis (1860-1936) is a superstar in the history of Topeka and the state of Kansas, having served the public in Congress as a representative and senator, then as vice president under Herbert Hoover. He had the honor of opening the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1932 on behalf of the president (Hoover, tied up [...]
Soccer fans in Kansas City have had a lot to be excited about recently. With the success of Sporting KC, visits from the Men’s and Women’s National teams, and the recent announcement of the MLS All-Star game, Kansas City has been the center of soccer’s attention in the United States. With all this happening there [...]
This is a busy week for area sports fans. Not only is the Big 12 basketball season underway with both Kansas schools off to good starts. Additionally Lee Arena is always a good place to be, to catch the ‘Bods and Lady Blues in action. And as always local high school sports have a full [...]
KU fans were upset when Roy Williams left to coach at his alma mater, North Carolina. Enter Bill Self – the hottest coach on the market at that time. And although things started out a bit rough, especially in the NCAA Tournament, read further to see how Nate thinks Self has actually turned into an upgrade..