football http://kcur.org en As Northwest Missouri Heads To Division II Championship, Kansas City Takes Notes http://kcur.org/post/northwest-missouri-heads-division-ii-championship-kansas-city-takes-notes <p>Saturday morning, Northwest Missouri will play in the NCAA Division II football national championship game in Florence, Ala. A Kansas City delegation is in attendance, and not just to cheer on the Bearcats. They’re taking notes because next year the championship game moves to Kansas City.</p><p>How did Kansas City land the championship for next year? The answer may surprise you.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:34:10 +0000 Greg Echlin 48643 at http://kcur.org As Northwest Missouri Heads To Division II Championship, Kansas City Takes Notes NCAA Championships Heading to Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/ncaa-championships-heading-kansas-city <p>Kansas City led the way in cities awarded future men's and women's NCAA championships.</p><p>Of the 14 NCAA men's and women's championships awarded to Kansas City, 13 are scheduled for soccer venues built within the last three years - either at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., or the new Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo.</p><p>The most significant announcement centers around the Division II football championship. It will be played at Sporting Park, starting next year and running through 2017.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:53:04 +0000 Greg Echlin 48212 at http://kcur.org Concussions And Head Trauma In Contact Sports http://kcur.org/post/concussions-and-head-trauma-contact-sports <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several cases have been popping up in the news in which former NFL players are suing either the league, or their team organization, for injuries or disorders they have developed after retiring. They claim that the professional organizations that used to employ them are responsible for the health problems they are now experience.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:53:39 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 47820 at http://kcur.org Concussions And Head Trauma In Contact Sports A Fan's Notes: The Comforts of Home http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-comforts-home <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve heard the statistics: Over the next two days, some 44 million of us will pack ourselves into trains, planes, and automobiles for Thanksgiving—and perhaps a few more for Hanukkah. Nearly all of us will be headed home. Why? Because even in this age when “contact” is for lists, “touch” is for screens, and </span>“FaceTime”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an app, it’s being at home, together with family, that still brings out the best, or at least, the most emotional, in all of us. Home is where the heart is.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:53:43 +0000 Victor Wishna & Cody Newill 47427 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Comforts of Home A Fan's Notes: The Joy Of Being A 'Raider Hater' http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-joy-being-raider-hater <div>On Sunday, the still-undefeated Kansas City Chiefs will take the field to face their mortal enemy: the Oakland Raiders.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In this month&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Fan&rsquo;s Notes,&rdquo; commentator <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> tells us why it feels so good... to be a Raider-Hater.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Let&rsquo;s start with the obvious: the Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated. It&rsquo;s historic. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:42:02 +0000 Victor Wishna & Stephen Steigman 45080 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Joy Of Being A 'Raider Hater' Chiefs Linebacker Kills Girlfriend, Self http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-linebacker-kills-girlfriend-self <p>Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times around 8 a.m. Saturday, drove to the team's training facility, thanked coaches for supporting him, walked away and shot himself in the head, police said.</p><p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 21:30:09 +0000 Laura Ziegler 28401 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Linebacker Kills Girlfriend, Self A Fan's Notes: Misplaced Cheers? http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-misplaced-cheers <p>When the bad news is about the fans instead of the game, you know things just aren’t right.</p> <p>Commentator Victor Wishna has more with this month’s installment of “A Fan’s Notes.”</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:15:13 +0000 Victor Wishna & Beth Lipoff 25899 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: Misplaced Cheers? After Uproar, No Signal That NFL Refs Will Be Back Soon http://kcur.org/post/after-uproar-no-signal-nfl-refs-will-be-back-soon Though the nation's football fans — <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=161759930" target="_blank">from President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney</a> to the average couch quarterback — are begging the two sides to settle their contract dispute so that regular NFL referees can come back to work, there seems to be no clear reason to think that's going to happen in time for this week's games.<p><em>Pardon the Interruption</em> co-host Tony Kornheiser <a href="http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8425808" target="_blank">is convinced</a> that Monday Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:43:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25090 at http://kcur.org After Uproar, No Signal That NFL Refs Will Be Back Soon Rejoice! KC Has An Incredible Football Team http://kcur.org/post/rejoice-kc-has-incredible-football-team <p>With All Star weekend ahead, Kansas City has gone baseball crazy. And, why not? It&rsquo;s not like we have a decent football team anymore... oh, but we do. Meet the <a href="http://www.kctribe.com/">KC Tribe</a>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:27:13 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20536 at http://kcur.org Rejoice! KC Has An Incredible Football Team A Fan's Notes: It's Just A ~Draft~ http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-its-just-draft <p><strong>One of the most anticipated and widely watched sporting events of the year</strong> is happening right now&mdash;and it isn&rsquo;t a championship game or a playoff series or a competition of any kind. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Victor Wishna 16664 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: It's Just A ~Draft~ Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played & Games Are Won http://kcur.org/post/scorecasting-hidden-influences-behind-how-sports-are-played-games-are-won <p>The final dance of this year’s college basketball season is tonight. Fans everywhere are counting on their team to pull off the big win in New Orleans.</p> <p>But will the best team win? Monday on Up to Date: a conversation about the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football and hockey games are played, won and lost.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:51:07 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske, Kathleen Pointer & Danie Alexander 15238 at http://kcur.org Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played & Games Are Won Chiefs: Dysfunctional On The Field...And At The Office? http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-dysfunctional-fieldand-office <p>According to a <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/14/3371495/arrowhead-anxiety-turnover-off.html"><em><strong>Kansas City Star</strong></em> <strong>article</strong></a> by sportswriter <strong>Kent Babb</strong>, &quot;secrecy, intimidation, fear and a watchful eye have become hallmarks of working for the Chiefs.&quot;</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:00:56 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11006 at http://kcur.org Chiefs: Dysfunctional On The Field...And At The Office? A Fan's Notes: O, Romeo! http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-o-romeo <p>Writer and sports commentator <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> greeted this week&#39;s news of the <a href="http://chiefs.nfl.com">Kansas City Chiefs</a>&#39; interim-become-permanent coach the way many others did: with <strong>a tribute to The Bard of Avon</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:44:36 +0000 Victor Wishna & Stephen Steigman 10722 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: O, Romeo! Haley Out, Effective Immediately http://kcur.org/post/haley-out-effective-immediately <p>The 37-10 blowout loss on Sunday to the New York Jets sealed Todd Haley's fate with the Kansas City Chiefs. Late Monday morning, they announced that Haley was out.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 02:51:47 +0000 Greg Echlin 8867 at http://kcur.org Haley Out, Effective Immediately MU Moves Up in Football Rankings http://kcur.org/post/mu-moves-football-rankings <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c037edaf0b8-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c037edaf0b8-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c037edaf0b8-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-930973.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Columbia, MO – After its Saturday night victory over Oklahoma, the University of Missouri football team moved up in the football rankings.</p> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:09:17 +0000 Greg Echlin 7201 at http://kcur.org Tribute Paid to Sports Announcer Bill Grigsby http://kcur.org/post/tribute-paid-sports-announcer-bill-grigsby <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c01dc13700a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c01dc13700a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c01dc13700a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-926008.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – After a victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs are 3-0 this season. The final score was 31-10. Before the game, the Chiefs paid tribute to Bill Grigsby, who retired this year after 62 years in broadcasting. KCUR's Greg Echlin has more.</p> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:48:06 +0000 Greg Echlin 7094 at http://kcur.org