An Evening with James Naismith

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, […]

Father, Son, and Basketball

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 […]

March Madness in Kansas

We’re nearly halfway through March, which means March Madness is upon us. The annual Division I NCAA Tournament is rivaled only by the Superbowl for transcending sports (and sports fans) and becoming an American cultural event relevant to even usual non-fans. Certainly every sports fan has their favorite moments, opinions, or memories of what the NCAA Tournament […]