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Michele Xibilia standing with her teammates during practice.

Tennis Feature Story: Michela Xibilia

Kenzie Eklund, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
March 30, 2023

Fifth-year UMKC senior, Michela Xibilia, never thought she’d find herself playing tennis at the collegiate level here in the United States.    Her love for the sport began when she was just five years old. Her dad, Michele, was part of a tennis club in her home country...

Column: Kansas City Womens Basketball Season-In-Review

Column: Kansas City Women’s Basketball Season-In-Review

Lane Mayo, Staff Writer
March 29, 2023

The tumultuous tale of the 2022-2023 Kansas City Roos women's basketball season can only be properly defined as a roller coaster. A chaotic, treacherous, yet enthralling ride the program has never, and hopefully will never have to endure again (in most instances).   Regular...

RayQuawndis Mitchell played a key role in the Roos offense in 2022-2023.

RayQuawndis Mitchell Declares for NBA Draft

Cristian Martinez, Sports Editor
March 28, 2023

  Graduate guard RayQuawndis Mitchell officially declared for the 2023 NBA Draft.    In a statement he made on social media on March 27, Mitchell announced that he would also maintain his college eligibility. Prior to his decision, he did not sign an agent, which means...

The new NIL program will help student-athletes financially.

Kansas City Roos sign deal with INFLCR, an NIL technology program

Afnan Hussain, Staff Writer
March 23, 2023

  Kansas City Athletics can guide and support their student-athletes to monetize their personal brand with INFLCR, a leading Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) technology platform.   The website signed a deal with Kansas City on Feb. 13.   The platform creates a seamless...

Many athletes continue to play despite being in pain due to dedication to their sport.

How a Devastating Sports Injury Changed My Life

Hugo von Reis, Staff Writer
March 3, 2023

  I reached out for the soccer ball during a warmup in Minnesota in Nov. 2021 not knowing the crushing consequences it would have on my life.   After 90 minutes on the field vs St. Thomas, I had scored a goal and didn't think too much of the injury. The season was coming...

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