NCAA Tournament Begins In Earnest

March Madness kicks into high gear today with 16 second-round games in the NCAA Tournament. The first full day begins with Dayton and Ohio State at 12:15 p.m. Eastern in the South Region in Buffalo. Other early games include Wisconsin against American University in the West, Pittsburgh and Colorado in the South, and Harvard against Cincinnati in the East. Top overall seed Florida will face 16th-seeded Albany at 4:10 p.m. in the South Region in Orlando. Defending national champion Louisville faces Manhattan at 9:50 p.m. in the Midwest Region in Orlando. The final game of the night features San Diego State and New Mexico State at 9:57 p.m. in the West Region in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen more second-round games are on tap Friday, including number-one seeds Wichita State, Arizona and Virginia.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

10 hours 25 min 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.

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

11 hours 43 min ago

The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.