Saint Louis Falls In Poll

Despite winning its only game last week Saint Louis fell from number-20 to number-21 in the "USA Today" Top 25 poll. The Billikens improved to 18-and-2 overall and 5-and-0 in the Atlantic 10 with their victory over Duquesne last Wednesday. They return to action tomorrow night hosting Richmond.

Unbeaten Arizona is atop the "USA Today" top-25 college basketball poll for the eighth straight week. The 20-and-0 Wildcats received 31-of-32 first-place votes. Syracuse remains number-two for the seventh straight week at 19-and-0. The Orange got the other first-place vote. Wichita State is third, followed by Florida and San Diego State. Michigan State, Louisville, Kansas, Villanova and Oklahoma State round out the top-10. Baylor fell out of this week's poll.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 6 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

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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 3 min ago

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.