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Streaming services are considering removing Yes music due to recent controversy surrounding his anti-semitic comments. (Photo taken from Yes Instagram)

Kanye West’s Music Should NOT be Taken Off Streaming Services

November 29, 2022

  Separating art from artists has been a very hot discussion in recent years, and none bigger than recent  controversy surrounding Ye, formally known as Kanye West.    Most people are aware of the inappropriate, anti-Semitic and harmful statements Ye has said on various...

Kansas City Roos, Womens Basketball

Coach Dionnah Jackson looks to bring a winning attitude in Kansas City

November 4, 2022

First-year Head Coach Dionnah Jackson-Durrett understands the expectation of her coming off of an electrifying 2021–2022 season that saw the Roos finish with 23 wins, and she is not backing down from the challenge.      "The 23 wins don't scare me. If that's what...

The Kansas City Royals are seeking a new skipper for the upcoming season. (Photo provided by USA Today)

Five Potential Managers for the Royals

October 17, 2022

  Mike Matheny is out as Royals manager after posting a 165-219 record in three seasons with the team.   Although there was some noticeable improvement from years one to two in Matheny’s tenure, year three saw the Royals' win total drop from 74 to 65, signaling...

Kansas City Roos, Mens Basketball

Way Too Early Summit League Men’s Basketball Power Rankings

October 11, 2022

South Dakota St.   A year after going 30-6 overall and 18-5 in the conference, 12 Jackrabbits, including three starters, will return to top the league once again. The last time the Jackrabbits finished below first in the conference was 2016-2017, and with this...

Dayton Moore, Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals Fire Long-Time General Manager Dayton Moore

September 22, 2022

  The Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman announced that President of Baseball Operations, Dayton Moore, has been dismissed from his duties.   The move was announced in a press conference this past Wednesday.    The decision comes after Moore spent 16...

UMKC, Sports

Sports Betting in Kansas Becomes Official, How do UMKC Students Feel?

September 13, 2022

 Kansas became the newest state to join the fast-growing movement of legalized sports gambling on September 1, 2022.   With access to legalized sports gambling closer to home than ever before, UMKC students are voicing their opinions on the matter.   "I don’t...

RooTV, RooNews

Week of Welcome Recap and Best Albums of 2022: RooTV 9/5/2022

September 6, 2022 This week on RooTV, Sylvia and Daniel recap UMKC's Week of Welcome and other campus activities. Jackson is back with Into the Den, and Joshua Cunningham returns to share his picks for Best Albums of 2022. You can watch...

Kansas City Roos, Anderson Kopp

Meet a Roo: Anderson Kopp

August 25, 2022

Anderson Kopp is a senior guard on the UMKC men’s basketball team who is one of the few players returning for the 2022–2023 season. In this brief sitdown, Anderson discusses his excitement for the upcoming season, his journey to UMKC, and even some of the changes the team...

Men’s basketball: Kansas City’s last-minute offensive explosion helps them soar past St. Thomas

Men’s basketball: Season in review

March 16, 2022

The 2021-2022 season has come to an end for Roos basketball, so it’s time to look back and highlight some of the key moments from the 19-13 campaign. Starting off way back in November, the Roos had a rough start to the season, starting 0-2 against Minnesota and Iowa, but...

The Roos will face the fifth seed South Dakota on March 6. (Julia Kapros/Roo News)

Men’s basketball: Roos take on South Dakota in first round of tournament play

March 6, 2022

Kansas City enters the weekend as the fourth seed in the Summit League Conference Tournament and will be taking on fifth seed South Dakota for a chance to play in the semifinals. These two have already faced off twice this season, with the Roos winning both matchups. South...

The Roos will look to secure second place in the Summit League with a win. (Julia Kapros/Roo News)

Men’s basketball: Roos set to face Jackrabbits in regular season finale

February 26, 2022

The 2021-2022 regular season comes to an end this Saturday, Feb. 26, as Kansas City takes on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in a game with conference implications on the line. The Jackrabbits have already clinched the Summit League with an incredible 26-4 record and a...

Women’s basketball: Roos’ win eighth straight behind dominant fourth quarter performance

Women’s basketball: Roos’ win eighth straight behind dominant fourth quarter performance

February 21, 2022

The Kansas City women’s basketball team took on North Dakota last Thursday and rallied for a 71-61 home win. Brooklyn McDavid led the way in a spectacular 29-point performance, her seventh time this season topping 20 points "Tonight we needed her to do that, and she...

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