Stories by Dave Skretta

Friday, April 3, 2015

Blue Devils, Spartans OK with undercard feel

INDIANAPOLIS — Any other year, this would probably be the premier matchup of the Final Four. But this year, there's perfect Kentucky and goofy Wisconsin. 
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Late miscues common for NCAA Tournament teams

Ready, set...scramble! Chaos reigns in final seconds at NCAA Tournament games
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Shockers get the better of evasive rival Jayhawks

Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, March 16, 2015

There's plenty of star power at this year's NCAA Tournament

March Madness can feel a bit like sensory overload. Games are happening at sites all over the country, often several at a time, and keeping track of everything can be nearly impossible.
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Safety of court-storming in question again

MANHATTAN, Kan. - When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State's stunning upset of rival Kansas, security officials sprinted onto the floor. 
By Dave Skretta

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Snyder's letters leave lasting impression

In an era of Twitter and text messages and attention spans of 140 characters or less, the notes that Kansas State coach Bill Snyder writes still stand out.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Shockers star is rare success story from rough town

Wichita State star Fred VanVleet, a preseason All-American, is one of the rare success stories to come out of Rockford, Ill., an old rust-belt city west of Chicago.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Shaq joins LSU coach, 6 others in college hoops hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shaquille O'Neal and his coach at LSU, Dale Brown, joined six other luminaries with induction into the College Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night.
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Free agency looms after World Series ends

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter's box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Royals' bullpen getting the job done

Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. The Big Three were about ...
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

2012 trade for Shields sent Royals on way

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Royals sweep way into World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Greg Holland and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up a sweep of the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Royals on brink of World Series

Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, and the Royals' steel-curtain bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Rainout forces managers to juggle rotation in ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The past two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started before the first pitch.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Royals head home in command of ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who've turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins. They're two ...
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

'Cornerstones' starting to live up to hype for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The expectations that accompanied Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were largely unfair, and anybody in the Kansas City Royals front office would probably be willing to admit it.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Royals sweep Angels out of the playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they’re here, they want to stick around for a while.
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Small-ball style has been royal pain for Kansas City's opponents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals, that scrappy run-run-run team quickly endearing itself to baseball purists, is proving small ball works on the game's biggest stage.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Royals beat Athletics in 12-inning AL wild-card thriller

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Chiefs rout kicked off two big days for Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance.
By Dave Skretta
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New Ga. road funding bill signed

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal hailed a transportation-funding bill Monday as having a broad effect as he signed it into law. "It will have a positive impact on every portion of our state as it makes ...
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