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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...

Fox works to promote Kansas City Athletics and highlight UMKC student athletes.

Meet a Roo: Jerod Fox

Julia Kapros, Photo Editor, Social Media Manager
December 1, 2022

  Kansas City Athletics Communications Director Jerod Fox is responsible for emailing coaches and athletes, tweeting about the basketball team’s latest slam dunk and organizing teams for content creation.   Fox takes pride in being a vital piece of an ever growing organization...

Kansas City Roos, Anderson Kopp

Meet a Roo: Anderson Kopp

Jackson Ogden, Writer
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...

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...

What’s Up, Joeli?

What’s Up, Joeli? Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Joeli Toscano
September 27, 2021

This first week is one of heavy anticipation because it features two killer bands: Mt. Joy and The Avett Brothers. Mt. Joy was the opener for Rainbow Kitten Surprise when I first saw them perform three years ago. Now the mellow, psychedelic rock band is filling up venues of...

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