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Lillis complementing teammate after a big play.

From High School Track to Rugby Star and Party Enthusiast

James Hamilton, Staff Writer
October 25, 2023

  Michael Lillis began his rugby journey at Rockhurst High School, where he was first introduced to the sport by friends while running track and field.    “I used to watch rugby matches on TV all the time, so I had a good understanding of the sport,” Lillis said.    Growing...

Micaela Martin is a senior student-athlete at UMKC who runs track and enjoys trying coffee shops around the city.

Meet a Roo: Micaela Martin

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
October 17, 2023

  Senior liberal arts major and Kansas City track and field sprinter Micaela Martin first started running track her freshman year of high school.   Originally from Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Martin only started running because her dad told her she needed to stay in shape...

Biology major and UMKC volleyball player, Sydney Henry, wants to help her team make it far in the Summit League Conference tournament.

Meet a Roo: Sydney Henry

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer
September 26, 2023

  Standout student-athlete and biology major, Sydney Henry, hopes to assist the Roo's volleyball team in collegiate conference success this season.  “If we all stick together like we have been and keep working hard with the same mindset of wanting to be good and having...

Photo accredited to Brandon Parigo

UMKC Strikes Deal with Chiefs

Zayin Barnes, Managing Editor
September 15, 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs and UMKC announced an official partnership on Sept 6, the school announced. The collaboration offers growth for student success and recruitment.   The five-year agreement provides leadership, mentorship and career-shadowing opportunities as well as scholarships....

Kansas City Athletics look to improve on Swinney Rec.

The Roos Make Major Upgrade For Men’s Basketball

Cristian Martinez, Sports Editor
August 31, 2023

The Kansas City Roos’ men’s basketball team will have a newly renovated locker room thanks to a large donation from a supporter of the organization.    KC Athletics announced on Aug. 31 that Herb and Bonnie Buchbinder donated a large sum to help improve the men’s...

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