covering college sports for The Kansas City Star. t.co/MjR2cRvik9. bkerkhoff@kcstar.com

Iowa State reaches CBE Classic title game by defeating Alabama 84-74

kansascity.com — Iowa State's 84-74 victory over Alabama in a CBE Classic semifinal game Monday in front of 8,321 at the Sprint Center put the Cyclones into the championship game tonight against Maryland, which defeated Arizona State 78-73.

K-State’s Bill Snyder once interested in talking to KU’s Clint Bowen about job

kansascity.com — Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder said he once talked to Kansas interim coach Clint Bowen about working on the Wildcats staff. Why didn't Bowen move to Manhattan? "Probably becuase he's a KU guy," Snyder said.

Shaquille O’Neal remembers one letter he got from future coach

kansascity.com — Shaquille O'Neal got regular letters from Dale Brown after meeting his future coach at a young teenager on a U.S. Army base in Germany. Brown knew a future prospect when he saw one, but the one letter from Brown that touched O'Neal more than any had nothing to do with recruiting.

Howard Garfinkel’s camps became basketball’s great training center

kansascity.com — Howard Garfinkel may not be as familiar as the rest of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class enshrined on Sunday, but perhaps nobody was as connected or impacted the sport as the man known as "Garf."

Shooting guard Bryce Dejean-Jones is the latest transfer to succeed at Iowa State

kansascity.com — No team in college basketball has made transfers work as well as Iowa State, and this year's top newcomer is Bryce Dejean-Jones, who arrived after leading Nevada-Las Vegas in scoring. The Cyclones will play Alabama on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center.

Oregon is Pac-12’s best hope in years to play for championship

kansascity.com — The Pac-12 has been one of the strongest major conferences over the past several years but it has only one appearance in college football's championship game since the 2005 season. The Oregon Ducks are poised to break the trend if they doesn't trip up against Oregon State or in the conference title game.

Shaquille O'Neal, Dale Brown reunite for call to college Hall

kansascity.com — Perhaps no basketball player instigated and drew more contact than Shaquille O'Neal. He overpowered opponents on offense, could send them toppling like bowling pins and was rarely budged on defense.

National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2014

kansascity.com — There are eight members in this year's class that will be inducted Sunday into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Shaquille O'Neal, Dale Brown reunite for call to college Hall

kansas.com — Perhaps no basketball player instigated and drew more contact than Shaquille O'Neal. He overpowered opponents on offense, could send them toppling like bowling pins and was rarely budged on defense.

Shaquille O'Neal, Dale Brown reunite for call to college Hall

miamiherald.com — Perhaps no basketball player instigated and drew more contact than Shaquille O'Neal. He overpowered opponents on offense, could send them toppling like bowling pins and was rarely budged on defense.
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Nov 25, 2014

RT @dirkchatelain: .@BlairKerkhoff Consider this my annual plug for a Mizzou/Nebraska/Wichita/Big 8 team of your choice in the CBE Classic.

Nov 25, 2014

Cyclones getting thumped in CBE Classic finale. Maryland leads 64-51, late. Hayden High grad Mark Turgeon looking intense as always

Nov 25, 2014

Sprint Center scoring record set today but not in CBE. Cent Mo's Rakeem Dickerson had 41 vs. Quincy. Old mark: 35 Roburt Sallie, Memphis 09

Nov 25, 2014

Doak Walker Award finalists, a #B1G sweep: Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, Indiana's Tevin Coleman

Nov 24, 2014

Iowa State meets Maryland at 8:30 pm on Tuesday at Sprint for CBE title. Arizona St-Bama at 6 pm

Nov 24, 2014

RT @TIbarraKC: Clay Custer in the CBE house at Sprint Center ... The Star's All-Metro boys hoops player of the year last season. pic.twitter.com/OwCefOm5qc

Nov 24, 2014

CBE Classic opener: Maryland 78, Arizona State 73. Terps will meet Iowa State-Alabama winner on Tues.

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