Billikens Battle N.C. State Tonight

Saint Louis begins NCAA Tournament play tonight. The fifth-seeded Billikens open against 12th-seeded N.C. State in the Midwest Region in Orlando at 6:20 p.m. The Wolfpack beat Xavier in the First Four on Tuesday. Tonight's winner plays either Louisville or Manhattan on Saturday.

St. Louis hosts NCAA Tournament second-round games tomorrow at Scottrade Center. New Mexico and Stanford tip at 12:40 p.m., followed by Kansas and Eastern Kentucky. The night session features Wichita State against Cal Poly and Kentucky against Kansas State.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 5 days ago

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

2 days 1 hour ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.