Four Teams Advance To Elite Eight

Four teams are heading to the Elite Eight after the first day of games in the Sweet 16 on Thursday. Top-seeds Florida and Arizona both advanced with wins over four-seeds. The Gators dropped the UCLA Bruins 79-68 in the South Regional while the Wildcats rallied to beat the San Diego State Aztecs 70-64 in the West Region. Second-seeded Wisconsin dismissed sixth-seeded Baylor 69-52 and will play Arizona on Saturday night. Eleventh-seed Dayton dropped 10th-seeded Stanford to move on and play Florida in the early game on Saturday.

The East and Midwest Regions get underway on Friday. In New York, top-seeded Virginia plays fourth-seeded Michigan State in the top half of the bracket while third-seeded Iowa State meets seventh-seeded UConn in the bottom half. In Indianapolis, fourth-seeded Louisville rematches eighth-seeded Kentucky. Also in the Midwest, second-seeded Michigan battles 11th-seeded Tennessee.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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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

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.