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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.

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No more Royals baseball, no problem

For Royals baseball fans, our season is over. Here are some ideas to help you survive until it’s Royals baseball time again!

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Remembering Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez

Sunday was a tough day in the world of sports. Two prominent sports figures – Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez – died, one a legend in his sport for decades, and the other just beginning to tap the limitless potential in his right arm. Both will be remembered; one for all he accomplished in his sport, and the other for all he might have accomplished.

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Passing of a Pioneer

Pat Summitt died this week from an advanced case of dementia. She was a pioneer for women’s sports coaching the University of Tennessee, Lady Vols from 1974 to 2012.  Her obituary could read something like this. “Patricia Sue Summitt was an  college basketball coach who achieved the most wins in NCAA basketball history of any […]

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Pelé – soccer star

Legendary Brazilian football star Pelé is in the news. Find out more about him!

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Professional Baseball Returns to Topeka

A band of Train Robbers have arrived in Topeka. There is no need to worry, and don’t lock your doors. For the first time since 1961, Topeka is home to professional baseball!

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Muhammad Ali – 1942-2016

Want to know more about arguably the greatest boxer who ever lived, and one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century? Nate lets you know what the library has to offer.

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Wrigley Field Slugfest: Check out a Ball Game!

The game was on Thursday afternoon May 17, 1979 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The Cubs hosted the Philadelphia Phillies. This game has it all for the baseball fan … and you can check it out!

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Baseball’s Opening Day is Here!

To a baseball fan, nothing is anticipated more than Opening Day. Read about my memories of fun opening days – and check some books out on my favorite team, too!