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Three Roos No Longer Active on Women’s Basketball Roster

Cristian Martinez, Sports Editor
February 5, 2023

Update: Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dr. Brandon Martin provided a statement.    Three more players decided to step down from the Kansas City Roos’ women's basketball team, RooNews has learned.     This comes weeks after junior forward Dani Winslow...

Jared McCormack created his podcast, MFA Writers, to help students learn about the field.

UMKC student interviews famous author

Hayden Baker
May 7, 2022

When Jared McCormack first emailed award-winning author George Saunders, he didn’t know what to expect. “You just assume he’s not going to respond,” said McCormack, a third-year MFA candidate at UMKC. “He’s one of the more famous writers out there. On the other...

UMKC costume design program listed as one of best in country

UMKC costume design program listed as one of best in country

Alivia Meyers
May 3, 2022

The Hollywood Reporter recently gave UMKC’s costume design program high praise and listed it as one of the best places to study the art and technology of costume design.  In their article “The Top 10 Costume Design Schools in the U.S.,” the Hollywood Reporter listed...

Chiefs address defensive needs and nail the draft

Chiefs address defensive needs and nail the draft

Cristian Martinez
May 3, 2022

Wow. I was so wrong about my mock draft, but in all the right ways.  The 2022 NFL Draft ended this past Saturday with the Kansas City Chiefs changing the lives of ten college athletes. After looking over the numerous selections, here are my quick thoughts on who the...

UMKC track and field reinstated

UMKC track and field reinstated

Brandy Williams
April 28, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the UMKC is bringing back its track and field program for the 2022-23 season.  Along with golf and cross country, the athletic department suspended the track and field program in October of 2020 due to budgetary challenges. Coaches were left...

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