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.

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!

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.