covering sports for The Kansas City Star. http://www.kansascity.com/sports. bkerkhoff@kcstar.com

Ohio State is preseason No. 1 in coaches poll; Missouri ranked No. 23

kansascity.com — In the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Ohio State Buckeyes received 62 of 64 first-place votes. They are followed by TCU, Alabama and Baylor. Missouri was selected 23rd.
Jul 30, 2015

Ohio State No. 1 in preseason USA Today coaches college football poll. #Mizzou is 23rd kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Report says Big Ten looked at KU, four other Big 12 teams before realignment kicked off in 2010

kansascity.com — The dust never settles on conference realignment in college sports. Power conferences forge on, but retro-speculation continues. The latest involves Kansas.
Jul 27, 2015

So about this Omaha story. It says a Big 12 A.D. asked Big Ten ppl in 6/2010 if conf would be interested in 5 teams kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

For better or worse, trades that shook the Royals

kansascity.com — The Royals made a trade Sunday unlike any other in their history, obtaining an ace starting pitcher who will become a free agent at the end of the season and going all in for 2015. Johnny Cueto is coming to Kansas City, and the trade won't be considered a victory for the Royals unless Cueto has postseason success.
Jul 26, 2015

Otis, Cone (twice), Beltran, Cain, Greinke, Wade Davis, some trades have worked for #Royals, others nah kansascity.com/sports/article…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @BlairKerkhoff: Otis, Cone (twice), Beltran, Cain, Greinke, Wade Davis, some trades have worked for #Royals, others nah kansascity.com/sports/article…

Royals recall Cheslor Cuthbert from Class AAA Omaha, and send down Dusty Coleman

Jul 24, 2015

RT @KCStar: Royals recall Cheslor Cuthbert from Class AAA Omaha, and sent down Dusty Coleman: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Big 12’s psychological disadvantage: OU and Texas football have slipped

kansascity.com — Oklahoma president David Boren is correct. The Big 12 has a psychological disadvantage. But it's less about the conference competing with 10 teams and lacking a football title game and more about the Sooners and Texas slipping from the top of the standings.

Chiefs rookie Justin Cox arrested and charged with domestic violence

kansascity.com — Chiefs defensive back Justin Cox, a rookie free agent from Mississippi State, was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated domestic violence, burglary of a residence and trespassing.

If anybody can declutter a quarterback situation, it’s K-State’s Bill Snyder

kansascity.com — Kansas State left spring practice with three quarterback candidates and will open fall camp with four. It's not an ideal situation, K-State coach Bill Snyder said, and he wants to get things settled quickly.

Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 isn’t disadvantaged with 10 teams

kansascity.com — The Big 12 isn't headed for expansion at the moment, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at Big 12 Media Days. "It is my understanding at the present time that the majority of our presidents and chancellors believe 10 is the right number for us," he said.

For coaches at this week’s SEC Media Days, there was no ducking Confederate flag issue

kansascity.com — The well-compensated football coaches in the Southeastern Conference hold celebrity status. At SEC Media Days, where fans populate the hotel lobby, coaches sign more balls and mini-helmets than the players. Rarely at this occasion are they quizzed about topics more pressing than season prospects; when they are, stiff-arming is a common reflex.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @KCStar: For coaches at this week’s SEC Media Days, there was no ducking Confederate flag issue: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

SEC passes around defensive coordinators

kansascity.com — Half of the SEC teams have new defensive coordinators. More than half if you count Vanderbilt, where head coach Derek Mason is taking over the role. Four of them came from other SEC schools.
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Jul 30, 2015

RT @CommerceBank: Check Mr. Kauffman wrote to pay for @Royals American League membership fee issued by Commerce Bank! #TBT #Commerce150 pic.twitter.com/6lTi1K7UL9

Jul 30, 2015

Missouri Valley Conf hoop title game (Arch Madness) will remain on CBS thru 2020, league and network announce.

Jul 30, 2015

Preseason USA Today coaches poll: 1. Ohio State. 2. TCU. 3. Alabama. 4. Baylor. 23 Mizzou

Jul 29, 2015

Big 12 wrestling tournament this season is March 5-6 at Sprint Center.

Jul 29, 2015

Big 12 adds for postseason wrestling: Air Force, No. Colorado, N Dakota St, S Dakota St, Utah Valley, Wyoming join ISU, OU, OSU WVU

Jul 27, 2015

KState WR Tyler Lockett was named Big 12 male athlete of the year. Others athletes of year from KSt: Collin Klein, Nicole Ohlde

Jul 26, 2015

Otis, Cone (twice), Beltran, Cain, Greinke, Wade Davis, some trades have worked for #Royals, others nah kansascity.com/sports/article…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @McCulloughStar: KC officials won't confirm team's acquisition of Johnny Cueto, which @Ken_Rosenthal said was done. Details should emerge today.

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