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5:18 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Still Waiting For Arrowhead Announcement

Arrowhead Stadium.
Elana Gordon KCUR

There's still no word from Arrowhead officially announcing that Andy Reid is the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Sports
10:45 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Reid Will Be New Chiefs' Coach

Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs have a contract agreement, according to several media reports.

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Sports
9:22 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Chiefs And Pioli Separate

Clark Hunt on the left and Scott Pioli on the right.

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that general manager Scott Pioli is no longer with the football team. 

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Sports
3:24 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Players Keep Own Counsel, Pioli's Future Remains Uncertain

Arrowhead Stadium.
Elana Gordon KCUR

The organization that is the Kansas City Chiefs is operating in such uncertainty only the owner may know how the repair work will appear.

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Sports
4:31 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Players React To Crennel Ouster As KC Chiefs' Coach

Scenes of KC Chiefs' great moments hover over somber locker room as Romeo Crennel is fired as coach.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

One week short of a year from being hired as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach, Romeo Crennel today learned he’d been fired.

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Sports
10:30 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Crennel Out, No Word About Pioli

omeo Crennel coaches Glenn Dorsey during footwork drills.
flickr user BabyBare11

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that Romeo Crennel, the team's 12th coach, has been "relieved of his duties as head coach" after a 2-14 season. This record matches the team's worst in its 53-year history.

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Up to Date
10:46 am
Fri December 21, 2012

A Fan's Notes: The #1 That Got Away

Indianapolis Colts 2012 #1 draft pick, quarterback Andrew Luck, will take the Arrowhead Stadium field in this Sunday's match-up with the Kansas City Chiefs.

As the year comes to close, A Fan’s Notes commentator Victor Wishna looks back on “the year that was” in the world of Kansas City sports… with a glimmer of hope at what could be.

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Sports
9:14 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Fans React To Chiefs Tragedy

“It’s a beautiful day and hopefully some healing can happen,” said Chiefs’ fan Lisa Smith, before the team went on to beat the Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday.
Elana Gordon KCUR

The Kansas City Chiefs broke their eight-game losing streak yesterday, beating the Carolina Panthers  27-21. The win comes in the wake of Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher's death.

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Sports
3:30 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Chiefs Linebacker Kills Girlfriend, Self

Chiefs officials outside the training facility where Linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide this morning.
Laura Ziegler KCUR

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.

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Sports
6:02 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Out As Team's Defensive Coordinator

Romeo Crennel is out as the Chiefs' defensive coordinator.

No change at general manager, no change at head coach, but the Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel is taking himself out as the team's defensive coordinator. 

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Sports
6:39 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Cassel Out, Quinn In As Chiefs Quarterback

Coach Romeo Crennel announces a change at quarterback
Kansas City Chiefs

Matt Cassel is out and Brady Quinn is in as starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Romeo Crennel made the announcement on Monday.

Crennel emphasized that he is not blaming Cassel for the team's failures, but says no other changes would have had as broad an impact. He said he made the change that would change the dynamic of the team the most.

Central Standard
7:36 am
Mon October 15, 2012

KC Sports Report

flickr / Jeremy Brooks

We’re unfolding the newspaper for a look at the latest headlines from the sports section. Did you miss a game this season? ...or all of them?

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Up to Date
10:15 am
Fri October 12, 2012

A Fan's Notes: Misplaced Cheers?

Matt Cassel
Jeffrey Beall

When the bad news is about the fans instead of the game, you know things just aren’t right.

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Central Standard
9:52 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports

During the second half of Wednesday’s Central Standard, a look into the legacy of a sports icon... not to mention the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs.

We’ll be talking with Michael MacCambridge, author of the new biography Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports.

Sports
4:59 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Despite Concussion, Cassel Not Ruled Out Of Play...Yet

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel on the ground after getting injured on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
Larry W. Smith EPA

Kansas City Chiefs head football coach Romeo Crennel confirmed today that quarterback Matt Cassel has a concussion as the result of play in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.  

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Sports
10:34 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Former KC Chiefs Player Returns, Loss For Home Team

Tony Gonzales, tight end with the Atlanta Falcons, played Sunday against his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons

One of the best players in Kansas City Chiefs history returned to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.  It was a triumphant return - for the visiting team.

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Up to Date
12:34 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

A Fan's Notes: This Is Our Youth

Not one player on the 2012-2013 Kansas City Chiefs' roster is over the age of 30.

The Kansas City Chiefs open their regular season this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. It’s hard to see underneath those protective uniforms, but this years’ team is….well, let’s not sugar coat it – young.

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Up to Date
5:00 am
Fri April 27, 2012

A Fan's Notes: It's Just A ~Draft~

One of the most anticipated and widely watched sporting events of the year is happening right now—and it isn’t a championship game or a playoff series or a competition of any kind.

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Central Standard
1:16 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Demystifying Public Relations, Player Engagement

On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at the dark art of public relations.

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Up to Date
10:00 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Chiefs: Dysfunctional On The Field...And At The Office?

Kansas City Chiefs Training Facility and Administrative Offices

According to a Kansas City Star article by sportswriter Kent Babb, "secrecy, intimidation, fear and a watchful eye have become hallmarks of working for the Chiefs."

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Up to Date
11:44 am
Fri January 13, 2012

A Fan's Notes: O, Romeo!

Writer and sports commentator Victor Wishna greeted this week's news of the Kansas City Chiefs' interim-become-permanent coach the way many others did: with a tribute to The Bard of Avon.

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Sports
9:55 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Crennel Will Focus On Quarterback As Chiefs' Head Coach

BabyBare11 Flickr

With the interim tag removed from Romeo Crennel, the question now for the Kansas City Chiefs head coach is how he'll turn around a team that finished 7-9 this season. 

It Starts With The Quarterback

One of Romeo Crennel's first moves as the interim head coach was to insert Kyle Orton as the Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback.  It paid off with victories in two of the Chiefs last three games, and Crennel hasn't forgotten it.

“I'm probably not sitting here if Kyle hadn't done the job that he did and I'm very appreciative of that,”’ says Crennel.

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Headlines
7:36 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A delay in the Kansas City schools transfer case, a start to Kansas lawmakers' redistricting effort, a new head coach for the Chiefs & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

The Chiefs Pick Romeo Crennel As Head Coach

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Headlines
7:34 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, January 2, 2012

  • ACLU Questions St. Joseph Schools About Religious Speakers
  • Kansas Highway Patrol Start First Training Academy In Two Years
  • Kansas City Chiefs End Season With A Win

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu December 15, 2011

The Weekend To-Do List

Trans Siberian Orchestra performs at 3pm & 7:30pm Sunday at Sprint Center.
James Marvin Phelps flickr

Don't spend this (relatively) balmy winter weekend holed up at home! To help get you out and about before the weather takes a turn for the worst, Brian McTavish offers up these five fun and unique things to do in Kansas City. Now get out there and make Snooki proud!

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Central Standard
10:45 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Inside Hyperlocal Sports: Metro Sports at 15 Years

Joining us for the second half of Central Standard, anchor Brad Porter from Metro Sports joins us for a look at what makes KC one of the best sports cities in the country. Plus, we'll hear latest on the Chief’s decision to fire coach Todd Haley.

Sports
8:51 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Haley Out, Effective Immediately

kcchiefsblog.com

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.

The final straw was the loss to the Jets. It was another one-sided loss, the fifth by more than 25 points. In a written statement, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said the team has "not made meaningful progress" and the organization felt it was "necessary to make a change."

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Kansas City Chiefs
10:52 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Kansas City Chiefs Fire Todd Haley

The Kansas City Chiefs fired coach Todd Haley on Monday.
courtesy of Kansas City Chiefs

Todd Haley, whose record as head coach with the Kansas City Chiefs was 19-27, has been fired, the team announced today. The decision comes a day after the team's fifth loss in six games: a 37-10 loss to the New York Jets. The Chiefs held a news conference at 2 p.m.

USA TODAY reports:

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Chiefs Trumpet Player
12:30 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Chiefs' Trumpeter Tony DiPardo Dies at 98

Kansas City trumpet player and band leader Tony DiPardo passed away on Thursday. "Mr. Music" was best known as the man played "charge" and riding the Chiefs mascot Warpaint at countless football games.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tony DiPardo was the Chiefs' music director for 20 years, and he played at Arrowhead for another 24 years when his daughter took over in 1989. Three years ago, Tony DiPardo told KCUR's Walt Bodine and co-host Kelley Weiss about how he started playing the trumpet.

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KCUR News
2:07 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Chiefs to Ravens: "Nevermore!"

Kansas City, MO –

Sports blogger Victor Wishna of ArrowheadAddict.com joined Up to Date to read his version of Poe's "The Raven" as a rallying cry on the eve of the Chief's Sunday playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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