Syracuse Still On Top Of "USA Today" Poll

Syracuse is still the number-one team in college basketball. The undefeated Orange received all 32 first-place votes to retain the top spot in this week's "USA Today" poll after a pair of scares last week. Syracuse is now 25-and-0 on the season. Florida leapfrogged Wichita State for second place, with the 27-and-0 Shockers now third. Arizona fell from third to fourth after a double-overtime loss to Arizona State on Friday. Louisville is fifth. Duke, San Diego State, Kansas, Cincinnati and Saint Louis round out the top-10. Pittsburgh and Oklahoma dropped out of the this week's top-25.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 8 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

2 weeks 2 days ago

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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 31 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.