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UMKC men’s basketball head coach steps down

UMKC men’s basketball head coach steps down

Logan Lazarczyk
April 25, 2022

The Roos men’s basketball team is losing head coach Billy Donlon after three seasons at the helm. In a statement released Thursday, the university said Donlon was stepping away to pursue other opportunities. According to reporting from the Kansas City Star, Donlon is likely...

Jackson-Durrett comes to UMKC with multiple years of experience as an assistant head coach. (UMKC)

UMKC hires new head coach

Logan Lazarczyk
April 6, 2022

After an extensive search, Kansas City Athletics has announced Dionnah Jackson-Durrett will be the new head coach of UMKC women’s basketball. “We are delighted to have Dionnah as a part of our Kansas City family,” Director of Athletics Brandon Martin said. “She is...

Coach Hoyt leaves Kansas City with a 81-65 overall record. (Bruce Watrfield/OSU Athletics)

Head coach Jacie Hoyt leaves UMKC for Oklahoma State job

Logan Lazarczyk
March 22, 2022

UMKC women’s basketball head coach Jacie Hoyt is leaving the program for the head coach position at Oklahoma State. In her farewell announcement, Hoyt thanked the UMKC administration, staff, players and fans for their belief and support. “Kansas City will always have...

The Roos will play their first matchup on March 17. (Julia Kapros/Roo News)

Women’s basketball: Kansas City clinches spot in postseason tournament

Logan Lazarczyk
March 15, 2022

Despite falling just short of qualifying for the NCAA tournament, the Roos basketball team has earned a spot in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Roos were one of 34 teams that earned an at-large bid. At-large selections are chosen after consideration of a...

How the transfer portal affects UMKC Athletics

How the transfer portal affects UMKC Athletics

Logan Lazarczyk
August 22, 2021

Collegiate athletes seem to be on the move more than ever before. Recruiting and scouting has never been as advanced as it is today, and as a result, collegiate sports are seeing rosters of athletes change course on a yearly basis. Deputy Athletics Director for External Relations...

Fans return to the stands at UMKC games

Fans return to the stands at UMKC games

Logan Lazarczyk
August 22, 2021

Arenas and stadiums have been quiet for quite some time now, but student-athletes will soon have their fans back to support them. This fall, UMKC will allow students back into sporting events and is encouraging students to attend these games. Deputy Athletics Director for...

UMKCs mens basketball team in their first win

UMKC spring semester basketball preview

Logan Lazarczyk
January 19, 2021

Despite other sports having their seasons postponed or cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19, both UMKC men’s and women’s basketball will be played this spring.   Men’s Basketball The Kansas City men’s basketball team has had an up-and-down season thus...

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston (92) moves in during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Chiefs hold off late surge from Buccaneers in victory over Tampa Bay

Logan Lazarczyk
December 1, 2020

The Chiefs exposed Tampa Bay’s highly respected defense through the air in their 27-24 victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday. Head coach Andy Reid was proud of how his players performed, especially after their last game against the Raiders. “I was proud of our guys...

Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes found tight end Travis Kelce wide open in the end zone to lift the Chiefs to a 35-31 win over the Raiders on Sunday night. (Adam Parker/Chiefs)

Chiefs leave Vegas with high-stakes victory over Raiders

Logan Lazarczyk
November 26, 2020

The Chiefs pulled off a game-winning drive at the end of the 4th quarter on Sunday night to secure a much-needed 35-31 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes felt confident the Chiefs were capable of producing a game-winning drive and gave credit...

Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill celebrating after a touchdown together

Chiefs Use Offense in Nail-Biting Win Over Panthers

Logan Lazarczyk
November 11, 2020

Kansas City overcame a slow start to hang on to a 33-31 win over Carolina heading into their week 10 bye. The Chiefs’ ceiling is immeasurable with quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the helm, and coach Andy Reid feels that this is the best Mahomes has played in his young, exciting...

Chiefs quarterback and wide receiver celebrating after their second touchdown against the Jets

Mahomes shines in Chiefs’ comfortable victory over Jets

Logan Lazarczyk
November 5, 2020

Kansas City exposed the lowly Jets’ defense with the ultimate weapon of Patrick Mahomes’ arm in a 35-9 blowout victory over New York. After the game, Mahomes talked about New York’s defense and the Chiefs offense, and gave credit to his teammates for making plays when...

Chiefs use defense and special teams to dominate Broncos

Chiefs use defense and special teams to dominate Broncos

Logan Lazarczyk
October 28, 2020

The Chiefs dismantled the Broncos 43-16 at Mile High Stadium on Sunday afternoon in Le’Veon Bell’s highly anticipated debut. Head coach Andy Reid was proud of his team and how they used all three phases of the game to win this contest. “All three phases contributed...

Sports Analysis: Chiefs add Le’Veon Bell, another weapon to their arsenal

Sports Analysis: Chiefs add Le’Veon Bell, another weapon to their arsenal

Logan Lazarczyk
October 19, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs signed three-time Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell to a one-year deal worth up to $1.69 million last Thursday night.  Quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he is aware of what Bell can do for the Chiefs, but he said that the front office and coaching...

Dec 8, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; The Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots line up for the snap at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Overcome Slow Start in Victory over Patriots

Logan Lazarczyk
October 10, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 4-0 on the season with a 26-10 victory over the Cam Newton-less Patriots on Monday night. Although the Chiefs offense was very underwhelming at times for most of the game, Head Coach Andy Reid was happy with his offense at times and acknowledged...

Chiefs look for rookie contributions in hopes to repeat as champions

Chiefs look for rookie contributions in hopes to repeat as champions

Logan Lazarczyk
September 23, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs went into the offseason as defending champions for the first time in 50 years.  Throughout the offseason, many teams across the league went through changes in coaching staff and personnel. The Chiefs were not one of them.  Kansas City is...

Students find ways to workout in newly regulated Swinney Recreation Center

Students find ways to workout in newly regulated Swinney Recreation Center

Logan Lazarczyk
September 21, 2020

As COVID-19 has progressed from anomaly to fact of life, universities like UMKC have had to adapt to keep their campus as safe as possible for students.   Campus buildings, such as the Swinney Recreation Center, have had to change protocols and rules in order to...

Chiefs lock up centerpiece of franchise for years to come

Chiefs lock up centerpiece of franchise for years to come

Logan Lazarczyk
August 31, 2020

During the offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs fulfilled their priority in locking up their Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes by signing him to a ten-year, $450 million extension – a deal that will keep the Chiefs competing for a long time, in hopes of becoming the...

UMKC SGA donates over $20,000 to Student Emergency Relief Fund

UMKC SGA donates over $20,000 to Student Emergency Relief Fund

Logan Lazarczyk
April 28, 2020

UMKC’s Student Government Association (SGA) has injected over $20,000 into the Student Emergency Relief Fund for students to utilize during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund gives small sums of money to students who are in a financial emergency. $20,000 was donated directly...

Kansas City impresses at WAC Indoors Championship

Kansas City impresses at WAC Indoors Championship

Logan Lazarczyk
March 1, 2020

The Kansas City Roos track and field team participated in the WAC Indoors Championship on Feb. 28-29 and showed out in many events. The Roos were ready to put their stamp on this competition as Gevon Forman won Kansas City’s first medal of the tournament in the weight throw...

Potential offseason moves for the Kansas City Chiefs

Potential offseason moves for the Kansas City Chiefs

Logan Lazarczyk
February 13, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs have won the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, but now it is time to think about how they will defend their title.  This offseason will be a monumental time for the Chiefs to evaluate their roster, and look to improve their team on both sides...

The influence of African American quarterbacks

The influence of African American quarterbacks

Logan Lazarczyk
February 12, 2020

Many of the most prominent faces of the NFL are quarterbacks, and these players have transformed the way people look at the position. Quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Ben Reothlisberger and Matt Ryan have been stars of the league for some time now.  But there...

The legacy of Kobe Bryant

The legacy of Kobe Bryant

Logan Lazarczyk
February 2, 2020

The world was shaken last week when news broke that NBA legend Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter, Gigi, and seven others, were killed in a helicopter crash.        Bryant is arguably one of the best to ever do it.  He achieved great...

Three key factors that can lead Kansas City to a Super Bowl LIV Victory

Three key factors that can lead Kansas City to a Super Bowl LIV Victory

Logan Lazarczyk
January 29, 2020

Contain 49ers Lethal Pass Rush Limiting San Francisco’s top-tier rush defense is something that Kansas City will have to do if they want to win this game.  San Francisco’s dominating pass rush of Nick Bosa, Dee Ford, Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner has caused...

Kansas City’s women’s tennis team suffer loss in season opener

Kansas City’s women’s tennis team suffer loss in season opener

Logan Lazarczyk
January 26, 2020

The Kansas City women’s tennis team fell to Florida International University 4-0 in Omaha, Nebraska on Jan. 25. Head coach Kendell Hale gave high praise to FIU while giving his team constructive criticism to build on from their first match of the season. “We met a...

Women’s basketball comes up short in back-and-forth battle against Davidson

Women’s basketball comes up short in back-and-forth battle against Davidson

Logan Lazarczyk
November 17, 2019

Kansas City’s women’s basketball team fell to Davidson 64-74 in a hard fought loss last Saturday at Swinney Center. The Roos opened up the game in a 1-3-1 zone defense that gave the Wildcats problems for much of the first quarter. Davidson had to settle for contested...

Kansas City womens soccer looks to defend conference title, win WAC Tournament

Kansas City women’s soccer looks to defend conference title, win WAC Tournament

Logan Lazarczyk
October 23, 2019

Kansas City’s women’s soccer team will look to defend its Conference title when they suit up for the WAC Tournament on Nov. 5-10.  Once again, the Roos are a formidable group this season, and have a good chance of repeating as conference champions this fall. Currently...

Kansas City men’s soccer wins third straight game in thrilling victory over Utah Valley

Kansas City men’s soccer wins third straight game in thrilling victory over Utah Valley

Logan Lazarczyk
October 20, 2019

The Kansas City’s men’s soccer team edged out Utah Valley in a 2-1 victory Saturday night at Durwood Stadium. The match got off to a sloppy start, as each team could not find any rhythm in the attacking half of the field. Both sides looked to exploit the other team on...

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