1. Kansas-UCLA: Morris Twins, Defense, Lift Jayhawks Over Beleaguered Bruins, 73-61

    When fans of the Kansas Jayhawks got their first look at the 2009-10 basketball schedule, a couple non-conference games really jumped off the page...

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  2. For My Birthday, a Sports Highlight DVD

    As my 34th birthday comes to a close, I thought to myself, it sure would have been nice to have been able to ask for a DVD of my favorite and most memorable sports memories of all-time...

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  3. Kansas Jayhawks Gobble Up Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, Improve to 5-0

    In last Wednesday night's win over Oakland, the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks got only 13 points combined from preseason All-Americans Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, but still managed a 30-point blowout...

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  4. Star-Studded Jayhawks Feast on Grizzlies 89-59

    As Kansas coach Bill Self sits down for Thanksgiving dinner, one would have to assume he will be thankful for the collection of talent that he has assembled this season...

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  5. Top Ranked Jayhawks Get Back To Business, Blast Bears 94-44

    The last time the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team took the court, the Memphis Tigers gave the top rated team in the land all they could handle. Thursday night at the cozy confines of Allen Fieldhouse, the Central Arkansas Bears did not...

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  6. Memphis-Kansas: Tigers Take Top-Ranked Jayhawks To the Wire, 57-55

    Just the sound of the words "Memphis Tigers" will bring smiles to Jayhawks basketball fans for eternity. On Tuesday night Kansas packed up its No.1 ranking and headed for the Scott Trade Center in St...

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  7. NPPR: Fantasy Football Week Two Rankings

    Back again for week two of the fantasy football season. Week one went rather well for the NPPR and like Darren, I should be even 'sharper' from here on out...

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  8. NPPR: Fantasy Football Week One Rankings

    This is the moment we've all been waiting for. The first week of the NFL season, means the first week of fantasy football for many of us...

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  9. NPPR: Fantasy Football Overall Top 101

    For each of the past 15 fantasy football seasons, I've found time before each draft to create a list of players as how I would draft them...

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  10. Fantasy Phenom Diaries: Five to Guide

    Fantasy Football has quickly become a mainstream activity that has changed the complexion of NFL Sunday's for millions of fans...

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  11. Kansas City Chiefs: Father Time Is Undefeated

    The Kansas City Chiefs have added many new faces to the roster for the 2009 season. Matt Cassel was acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots to be the quarterback of the future...

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  12. Interview With Chiefs' Quarterback Matt Cassel (Fictional)

    As a rookie reporter now following the Kansas Chiefs for NPPR radio, I was lucky enough to get a few minutes to pick the brain of quarterback Matt Cassel. NPPR: Welcome to Kansas City, Mr...

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  13. Breaking Down the AFC West: Lightning Strikes Again in 2009

    The AFC West has seen some major changes in 2009. Gone are some of the most recognizable faces in the conference. Jay Cutler, Tony Gonzalez, and Mike Shanahan have moved on...

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  14. Memorial Day: A Reflection of Love and Sports

    As I grow a little bit older, I've begun to realize what most people my age start to. There are now people in our past that have gone on to a better place and we are left with just the memories of them...

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  15. It's Official: LeBron James Is the King

    With 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Friday night's game two of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James made a move to the basket with the shot clock winding down...

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  16. Kansas City Chiefs Three Deep: Clancy Pendergast

    The Kansas City Chiefs revamped the entire organization from top to bottom after, yet another, disappointing season in 2008...

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  17. Five Plays the New Look Chiefs Offense Will Run in 2009.

    The 2008 Kansas City Chiefs' offense was catered around inexperienced quarterback Tyler Thigpen. The "Pistol" formation made Thigpen more comfortable and the Chiefs actually moved the ball at times to make the best out of a dire situation...

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  18. Five Position Battles To Watch for with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009

    Rebuilding is tough. That's what fans of the Kansas City Chiefs would say about the past few seasons. The Chiefs have not won a playoff game for 15 years and owner Clark Hunt felt like it was finally time for some major changes...

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  19. NPPR: 2009 NBA Draft Lottery Picks

    The 2009 NBA Draft is around the corner and after watching players like David West, Danny Granger and Brandon Roy get passed over in recent drafts, I've felt obligated to help the GM's around the NBA...

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  20. Oh Henry! Kansas Finds Secret Ingredient, Xavier to Play for Jayhawks

    There's a trend in college basketball, a recipe if you would, for winning a national title. Going back through the last 10 years of national championship rosters, there is one ingredient that all of these teams possess...

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  21. A Professional Point of View of The Masters at Augusta National

    The 2009 Masters had all of the thrills that have made this tournament so popular throughout the golf world...

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  22. Jordan Brand Classic Recruiting Reconnaissance

    The final play of the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic, played Saturday at Madison Square Garden, typified the recruiting season for a couple of high-profile schools. With time running out, John Wall fed Xavier Henry for a last-second three-pointer...

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  23. The 15 Best Sports Video Games Ever: From a Retired Gamer

    After a long run of buzzer beaters, winning championships and on-line battles, I've decided to hang the controller up. Over the years, I've found much enjoyment playing sports related video games...

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  24. John Wall, Xavier Henry, and the Jordan Brand All-Star Game

    As some of the highest profile high basketball players gather in New York for this Saturday's Jordan Brand All-Star game, many eyes and ears will be on a few of the young men yet to decide where to attend school next year...

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  25. One More Year! Kansas Jayhawks Stars Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich Will Return

    The NBA draft had to be calling their names, but Kansas Jayhawks stars Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich will be back for the 2009-2010 season...

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