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There has finally been some long-awaited movement toward compensation of college students for their athletic services to their respective universities.Legislation was passed by the five most powerful and wealthy conferences in the country which included the Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference. These conferences are the movers and shakers of the NCAA and have been the “cash cows” of college sports.The NCAA has established...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:21 AM

You didn't need to look at the scoreboard inside the Independence Events Center to see that the Missouri Mavericks put an end to two seven-game losing streaks – an overall streak and a seven-game skid at home.The smiles on the...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:21 AM

Truman High School football coach Gregg Webb jokingly downplays the latest honor bestowed upon him, but he is proud of the recognition that honor provides the school and its students.Webb was one of three finalists for the Don Shula NFL...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:20 AM

William Chrisman boys basketball coach Chad Wright didn’t want to tip his hand as early as he did Friday night.Nevertheless, his Bears had what proved to be the trump card against visiting crosstown rival Van Horn – a...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:19 AM

Jordan Mahurin’s 3-point basket with 59.9 seconds left might have given the Grain Valley faithful hope of pulling off a comeback courtwarming win Friday night over visiting Harrisonville.That hope disappeared in the final minute as...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:19 AM

SALTILLO, Mexico – Leo Gibson was on a mission.The veteran forward and Major Arena Soccer League scoring leader netted four goals in the first 4 minutes, 20 seconds Friday and he finished with five as the Missouri Comets downed host...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:18 AM

For third year in a row, the Blue Springs South boys basketball team is in the finals of the Viking Classic at Shawnee Mission (Kan.) West after a semifinal win over Blue Valley North, as Brandon Kilgore’s 30 points led the Jaguars to a...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:17 AM

The Van Horn girls basketball team trailed 26-14 at halftime, but then the light bulb flipped on in Malaea Ortiz’s head, said coach Betty Lennox.Ortiz poured in 22 of her 26 points in the second half, and the Falcons erased the...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:15 AM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24ECHL MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY7:05 p.m. — Quad City Mallards at Missouri Mavericks, Independence Events CenterHIGH SCHOOL BOYS...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:15 AM

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Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:14 AM

The past few weeks I’ve been wallowing in a pity party, and it hasn’t been much fun.Then, I had an eye-opening experience at the Independence Events Center's Centerpoint Community Ice, and it put things in...

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