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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Arrowhead Stadium: Birth of a New Generation of Football Facilities
Article about the architectural significance of the new, cutting-edge, football stadium.
Various facts concerning Arrowhead Stadium: Artificial turf removed and replaced with grass in 1994, cost of the stadium according to published records in 1970 was $13,847,294, the stadium was part of...
Artists Get Into the Game
April 29, 2010
Review of a group exhibition at the Urban Culture Project's Paragraph Gallery titled "You're Such a Good Sport." The sports-themed show features 30 works by 18 local artists.
University with commendable athletics department not far from Kansas City, in Baldwin City, Kansas.
Print-outs of the Daily News, June 3rd and 8th, 1884. First association game of baseball in Kansas City played at Athletic Park between Kansas City Unions and Chicago Unions, June 7, 1884.
Photos and information on the sport of basketball, its inventor (the local James Naismith), and local basketball programs, such as the University of Kansas. Biographical information on Naismith (ca. 1861-1939),...
Beloved Coach Remembered Fondly
February 1, 2013
Obituary for Dale Williams, head coach of the girls basketball program at Fort Osage High School. Williams' long coaching career is detailed. Former associates and students describe the ways he positively...
Beyond the Backboard: A Balance Sheet
Article about the financing of the Kansas City Kings professional basketball team to avoid unnecessary taxes.
Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed
December 17, 2011
The YMCA at 10th and Oak streets has been closed from 30 years. It was razed in 1999 to "make way for Ilus W. Davis Park." David Byrd, who became president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in...
Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur
Bistate II Tax Faces Strong Opposition
Discussion on concerns about the Bistate II tax raise. Opponents from the Kansas-Missouri Citizens Against Bi-State Coalition express doubts about the tax. Possible uses of the tax money include updating...
Bocce Ball, Lawn Bowling Northeast Style
January 17, 2007
In the "Castle's View" column, the game of bocce ball is discussed. This lawn bowling game was once a very popular sport with the Italians who settled in the Northeast area. It is still popular in this...
Bowling Association Champions, 1947
Portrait of the "Refrigeration Equipment Five" of the South Central Business Association Women's Bowling League. From left to right are Ruth Micheals, Eudora Hodges, Marjorie Thompson (captain), Maezel...
Group portrait of the Cox Refrigeration Service bowling team, champions of the South Central Business Association Men's League for the 1949-50 season.
Group portrait of the championship team of the South Central Business Association Women's Bowling League for the 1949-50 season.
Bowling Team - J. C. Penney Company
Members of the J. C. Penney Co. bowling team, ''The Penneys,'' who won the South Central Business Association Men's Bowling League Championship for the 1951-1952 season. The team also played in the American...
Boxer Jack Dempsey and Jerry Luvadis
Heavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey (right) and his trainer Jerry "The Greek" Luvadis standing next to an automobile waving their hats in the air. The stone building in the background is likely the Elms Hotel...
Bubble Klice Still Perking after 50 Years of Sportin' Life
January 20, 1985
Biographical article about Arrington "Bubbles" Klice, a longtime boxing coach with the Golden Gloves Association of America in Kansas City, also a member of that organization's Hall of Fame. Klice was...
Building Kids' Hoop Dreams
Describes plans by Christopher Harris to build a sports complex at 40th and Wayne.
Bye, Bye, Bi-State II
Article denouncing, and prediciting the failure of, the Bi-State II cultural tax at the polls in Johnson County, November 2, 2004.
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