NCAA Bracket Set

Florida, Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia are the number-one seeds in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Gators are the number-one overall seed in the tourney, which begins Tuesday. Florida is in the South Region and will open up against the winner of the play-in game between Albany and Mount St. Mary's. Kansas is the two-seed in the South, while Syracuse earned the three-seed. Arizona is the top-seed in the West Region and opens up against Weber State. The West also consists of second-seeded Wisconsin, number-three Creighton and fourth-seeded San Diego State. Wichita State earned the top-seed in the Midwest Region. The Shockers will play either Cal Poly or Texas Southern. Wichita State is the first team to enter the "Big Dance" undefeated since 1991. The Midwest is loaded, with second-seeded Michigan, number-three Duke and fourth-seeded Louisville. Virginia captured the top-seed in the East Region after beating Duke in the ACC Tournament final earlier in the day Sunday. The Cavaliers, who earned their first conference tournament crown since 1976, will clash with Coastal Carolina in the opening round. Villanova earned the two-seed in the East, followed by Iowa State and Michigan State. SMU, Florida State, Green Bay and Georgetown were among those that just missed an at-large berth. The tournament starts with the "First Four" on Tuesday and Wednesday. The rest of the action gets started Thursday.

The Saint Louis University Billikens claimed a No. 5 seed in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and will face either North Carolina State or Xavier Thursday, March 20, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Tip time and television information will be announced soon.It is the first time in school history SLU has made three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. This marks the program’s ninth overall appearance in the NCAA tourney.NC State and Xavier, No. 12 seeds, meet Tuesday, March 18, in the First Four in Dayton, Ohio.The winner of Thursday’s game will face the winner of No. 4 Louisville/No. 13 Manhattan on Saturday, March 22. The winner of that game will advance to the Midwest Regional in Indianapolis March 28 and 30. The Final Four is scheduled for April 5 and 7 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.Saint Louis enters NCAA Tournament play with a 26-6 overall record. The Billikens captured the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season title for a second consecutive season while posting a 13-3 conference mark.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sophomore Baseball Player Drew Reed with the Union Wildcats. Drew is off to a terrific start to the season. In ten official at bats, Drew has an average of .700, seven hits, five singles and two doubles, and leads the team with six runs batted in. Number one position is catcher, but coach Ryan Bailey will also use him as a pitcher.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 days 8 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

Evil: The Root Cause of Terror - 03/27/2015 - 11:28am
Mandatory Voting? - 03/20/2015 - 11:29am

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 48 min ago

Baseball...
Union 9 Cuba 1
Sullivan 8 Marquette 1
Warrenton 12 St. Charles West 2 (5inn.)
De Soto 7 St. Clair 1
Seckman 12 Borgia 6
St. James 5 Newburg 3

Golf...
Borgia hosts St. Mary's at the Franklin County Country Club

Tri-match at Meramec Lakes
St. Clair took first followed by Owensville and Union