The Smith Center native and former standout linebacker at K-State
leads the Philadelphia Eagles in tackles.
The cornerback from Salina won the Jim Thorpe Award as a K-State
senior and was drafted fifth this year by Dallas.
GREYHOUND HALL OF FAME
The Abilene attraction celebrates the beginning of greyhound
racing in 1886 near Great Bend.
The Red Sox centerfielder is from Fort Riley.
The Mayetta native and baseball statistical guru is an adviser to
the Boston Red Sox.
The Silver Lake native and former basketball coach at K-State,
Florida and Illinois is now a Knicks assistant.
SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA
The racing organization is based in Topeka, where it holds its
national finals on a course set up on a runway apron at Forbes
Named for Phog Allen, who coached Kansas basketball for 39 years,
the arena in Lawrence is one of the sport's Valhallas and has
hosted 37 NCAA tournament games since opening in 1955.
The Orioles' veteran first baseman, a Kansas City native, is the
son of former big league pitcher Diego Segui.
The 1.5-mile tri-oval just west of Kansas City opened for racing
in 2001; Jeff Gordon won its first Winston Cup event.
The Grizzlies' guard from Kansas City holds the UCLA career
record for steals.
Kansas State's star junior running back gained 2,485 yards as a
senior at Olathe North High.
This community, which is made up of residents from the B.V.
school district, is the state's Sportstown for having the best
community sports programs.
Site of the first men's world horseshoe championship, in 1909.
COFFEYVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The three-time national juco football champ Red Ravens have nine
alums in the NFL, including Bears defensive tackle Keith Traylor
and Rams defensive end Leonard Little.
The Shockers, a baseball power, won the 1989 College World
The Claflin native was the 2001 WNBA Rookie of the Year with the
Liberal has a 28-24 record versus Olney, England, in the annual
race held the same day in both towns; runners must carry a
pancake 415 yards in a skillet, and flip the pancake at the
beginning and end.
The Steelers' tight end is from Liberal.
To read an SI flashback story on Kansas' 1998 college basketball
championship, view every Jayhawks cover or vote for the most
important figure in Sunflower State hoops history go to
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