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Topeka, KS, United States

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Past articles by Tim:

'We'll just have to see': KU, K-State await NCAA Tournament destinations

If there is a method to figuring out the madness of NCAA Tournament seedings, Bruce Weber insists he is no more aware of it than the average fan.That is → Read More

With standout Javion Blake sidelined, Washburn men pull away from Central Oklahoma

Make no mistake, Washburn coach Brett Ballard would have preferred to see senior standout Javion Blake on the court during the final 14-plus minutes of → Read More

Washburn men bounce back, hold off Lindenwood at home

Nobody needed to remind Sevon Witt and the Washburn Ichabods that Thursday night’s two-point loss to Lincoln marked the team's first home setback → Read More

A 'softie' by nature, Washburn's Erica Montgomery also possesses power, toughness

Washburn volleyball coach Chris Herron affectionately refers to Erica Montgomery as "a softie," primarily because he says she genuinely is → Read More

No. 8 Washburn volleyball sweeps No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth, earns spot in regional championship match

Washburn's volleyball team is one win away from joining the nation's elite.The No. 8 Ichabods swept past No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday night in the → Read More

No. 8 Washburn volleyball right at home in Kearney, site of brutal NCAA Central Regional

Chris Herron isn't actually checking out the housing market in Kearney, Neb., but you'll have to forgive the veteran Washburn volleyball coach for at least considering it.“I told the kids, ‘We might as well just get an apartment here because we’ve been here so much,’" Herron said earlier this week.The Health & Sports Center on the Nebraska-Kearney campus has indeed resembled a home away from… → Read More

No. 11 Washburn volleyball regroups, whips Pitt State in regular-season finale

For Chris Herron, this wasn't about moving to the top of the MIAA.No, this was simply about moving past the ugliness of Friday night and into the postseason with momentum.Consider that mission accomplished. About 18 hours after suffering through its worst offensive showing of the season, the No. 11 Washburn volleyball team dominated Pittsburg State from start to finish on Saturday afternoon at… → Read More

Justin Brown helps Emporia State edge Washburn in OT; Braxton Marstall becomes ESU's career passing leader

Craig Schurig couldn’t help but second-guess himself. Garin Higgins couldn’t help but get emotional.Yes, the 115th edition of the Turnpike Tussle was that kind of game, one featuring a little bit everything Saturday at Yager Stadium.In the end, senior Justin Brown and Emporia State celebrated their fourth consecutive victory against their closest rival, with Brown making a game-saving block in… → Read More

Topeka High survives Hutchinson scare, advances on another late Gregorio Leonardo field goal

Walt Alexander didn't even try to play it cool."I'm not going to do the ol' cliche, 'We never panicked,' " Alexander said. "I panicked my → Read More

Walloped by Central Oklahoma, Washburn football shut out for first time in 49 games

One week after setting a school record for first downs and amassing a season-high 570 yards, Washburn's offense came crashing back to earth on Saturday in → Read More

Topeka High volleyball falls to Garden City in 6A sub-state final

The Topeka High volleyball team might not have come out on the winning side of Saturday’s Class 6A sub-state tournament at High, but in Aryn → Read More

Washburn football enjoys historic homecoming win against Missouri Southern

The first half featured two blocked field goals, a muffed punt, two more lost fumbles, two fumbles that weren't lost, a 73-yard punt return that was nullified by a block-in-the-back infraction and seven other penalties.No, this wasn't a clean game. Nor was it a special teams clinic.In the end, though, none of that really mattered. What mattered most was that Washburn relished its most lopsided… → Read More

Third or fourth? MIAA media, coaches split on Washburn, Emporia State women; WU men picked third

MIAA coaches and media members agree that the Washburn and Emporia State women enter the season as the third- and fourth-best teams in the conference.They → Read More

Mitch Schurig, WU defense help Ichabods take down No. 19 Mules

Washburn's already-arduous task seemed even more daunting before Saturday's game against No. 19 Central Missouri even started.The Ichabods, coming off → Read More

Kansas State defense braces for 'big challenge' of slowing Will Grier, No. 12 West Virginia

MANHATTAN — As a redshirt freshman with only three games of college experience under his pads, Wyatt Hubert has yet to face Will Grier and the → Read More

Skylar Thompson helps K-State bounce back, roll past UTSA

MANHATTAN — Skylar Thompson had a simple message this past week for his Kansas State teammates, many of whom were still stinging from the whipping → Read More

Topeka native Gary Woodland survives FedEx Cup bubble, earns spot in Tour Championship

As a Kansas graduate and diehard KU basketball fan, Gary Woodland doesn't have much experience with the bubble.You wouldn't have known that from watching → Read More

Shawnee Heights product Wyatt Hubert gives K-State lift in loss to No. 18 Mississippi State

MANHATTAN — The hope Wyatt Hubert provided was fleeting but real.Late in the third quarter Saturday, Kansas State’s situation was dire. → Read More

Wright on: Young Northwest Missouri QB shows poise of a veteran in win against Washburn

Perhaps the only thing you need to know about Braden Wright is this: He was as far from being satisfied Thursday night as Washburn's football team was → Read More

Tim Bisel: In Year 4 of David Beaty era, KU football's future looks far too similar to its past

LAWRENCE — Let’s start with a cold reality: The better football team won Saturday night at David Booth-Kansas Memorial Stadium.Nicholls → Read More