Get ready for football

The football season is right around the corner. Checkout local team schedules and interesting football reads.

Minor League Baseball in Topeka

As far back as the 1880s Topeka has hosted minor league baseball teams of varying ability. The team most people around here remember fondly is the Topeka Owls, who competed in Western Association, a Class D league, from 1939 until 1942.

Places of Baseball

Baseball fans focus on the obvious—players and teams—the who, why and how of the game. One aspect of Major League Baseball is always in front of us—the where. Place matters to owners, players and fans.

The Accomplishments of the Late Steve Tilford

Topeka native and cycling great Steve Tilford was tragically killed in a car accident earlier this month. Nate highlights some of Tilford’s accomplishments in the world of cycling.

Opening Day, 1947

The story of how Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947.

When Washburn Ruled

Near Topeka, close to the I -470 and Burlingame exit, there is a sign pointing you towards Washburn University. On the sign, an inscription reads “home of the 1987 NAIA National Basketball Champions”. It doesn’t seem possible, but its been 30 years since Washburn ruled the small college basketball world. The championship game ended with a dramatic 79-77 victory […]

The Five Least Exciting Super Bowls

Nate Hohl, our Red Carpet & Sports Librarian, shares 5 least exciting Super Bowls – or games where most people never saw the 4th quarter.

The Five Most Exciting Super Bowls

Nate Hohl, our Red Carpet & Sports Librarian, shares his 5 most exciting Super Bowls – games that stopped the heart on more than one occasion.

The Cubs and the Power of Fandom

What does it mean to be a sports fan, and why do fans love their teams so much? Nate explores these questions as a Cubs fan.