Sports

Getting you acquainted with our sports collection here at the library, we highlight some of the outstanding resources and materials we have at the library for the many different types of sports fans that are out there. This blog will also discuss local, state wide, and national sports events, as well as any programs or speakers we have coming up at the library which would appeal to sports fans.

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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!

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Compete in the Library’s NCAA Bracket Challenge

Be a part of the library’s 2016 NCAA Bracket Challenge!

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Books to Get You Ready for the NCAA Tournament

Nate gets you ready for March Madness by giving you some of the library’s best titles on the NCAA Tournament.

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March Madness: What’s in a Name?

Find out about the lingo of college basketball’s annual March Madness.

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50 Years of Super Bowl Memories

What are some of the most memorable moments in Super Bowl history? Check out Nate’s top three!

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Remembering Sports Legends We Lost in 2015

As a new year begins, let’s look back to some of the sports legends that we lost in 2015.

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