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TKC predicts Super Bowl matchup and winner

TKC's sports experts' predictions for the final three games of the NFL season. Each game has a predicted winner and score, as shown in the visual. Graphic designed by Hayden Davidson.
Hayden Davidson, design editor January 22, 2021

After an NFL regular season riddled with quarantines and injured star players, there are just three playoff games remaining. TKC compiled predictions from 10 of its sports enthusiasts for the outcome of...

Sweet victory: The story of Jay Leeuwenburg

Leeuwenburg blocks the defensive lineman after hiking the ball to the quarterback.
Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief October 20, 2020

There’s a word people use to describe football players who eat candy or drink soda during games: retired. That wasn’t Jay Leeuwenburg.  Before the nine NFL seasons, the unanimous All-American selection...

Using their platform

Andrew McCutchen, LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick are leading figures of the Black Lives Matter movement within their respective sports. Art by Hayden Davidson.
Hayden Davidson, design editor August 24, 2020

*Opinion In a post directed toward fellow athletes and artists, LeBron James tweeted on June 23: “We have incredible influence in our community. We need to use this moment to demand change. I gotta...

Top 10 sports moments of the 2010s

Top 10 sports moments of the 2010s
Hayden Davidson and Benji Wilton March 6, 2020

  Photos courtesy of Google; edited by Hayden Davidson

From The Lou to the League

With a combined 25 years of NBA experience (and counting) between the three of them, Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum and Larry Hughes have lived most of their professional lives under the scope of national attention. Art by Merry Schlarman.
Hayden Davidson, sports writer February 5, 2020

  TKC had exclusive interviews with three of the best basketball talents to ever come out of St. Louis. Here are their journeys from local high schools to the national spotlight.   Bradley...

From the Vault: Thank you, Kobe. Thank you, sports.

This photo is courtesy of Wikimedia under the Creative Commons License.
Hayden Davidson, sports writer January 31, 2020

Note: This story was originally written by Ryan Davidson and published in the May 18, 2017 print issue of The Kirkwood Call. See the digital print version here. The date was April 13, 2013. I sat on...

Super Bowl LIV preview

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers meet in Miami for Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2. Art by Hayden Davidson.
Hayden Davidson, sports writer January 30, 2020

Anything can happen in sports, especially in high-stakes, heat-of-the-moment games. In the Super Bowl’s recent history, we’ve seen a two-point conversion play that earned its own nickname (the “Philly...

2019 NBA All-Star Predictions

Chicago hosts the 69th NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16, 2020. Design courtesy of @NBAAllstar Twitter.
Tom Mueller, sports editor January 23, 2020

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, John Wall and Kyrie Irving are just a handful of elite NBA players who will miss this year’s All-Star game due to injuries — but, in a sad paradox, their injuries...

The perfect Hall of Fame ballot

The plaques from the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 hang on the walls of the Hall of Fame. Photos courtesy of Google under the creative commons license.
Daniel Tobias, sports writer January 20, 2020

January’s frigid weather and the fading memories of last year’s World Series make baseball season feel hopelessly distant. Yet even if there are no blockbuster trades, baseball fans can still find...

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