College Football

Notre Dame has essentially punched its ticket to Miami, and the release of the
penultimate BCS standings on Sunday indicated the winner of the SEC
Championship Game will likely join the Fighting Irish in South Beach. Alabama
(11-1) and Georgia (11-1) were both No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in the poll
last week and remained in the same positions following blowout wins against
rivalry opponents. The pair will square off next Saturday in Atlanta in the
SEC title game in what amounts to a de facto national semifinal. The BCS
champion has come from the SEC each of the past six years. While the Crimson
Tide and Bulldogs still have work to do, the Fighting Irish finished off their
12-0 regular season with a victory at Southern California on Saturday night to
stay atop the BCS poll.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 3 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 3 min ago

The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.