On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for February 9th…

Matt Starr Kansas City Writer On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for February 9th in 1886- the Kansas City Cowboys Baseball Team is formed (Kansas City’s 2nd professional baseball team, after the Unions) 1956- Phil Ford is born today. A Kansas City Kings Basketball team player and NBA Rookie of the year in 1979 while playing for the Kings. 2014- Kansas City Royals news...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Memorable Games in the UNC-Notre Dame Series

On Saturday, UNC plays Notre Dame for the first time since the 2008 Maui Classic and only the 21st time in school history, a series the Tar Heels lead 16-4. While these two teams have not played each other much, there is a bit of history between the two schools on the basketball court. The meat of that history occurred during the Digger Phelps era at Notre Dame when the two teams...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Underrated Scott Wedman's Perfect Game in the 1985 Finals

By Cort Reynolds The 1985 NBA championship round rematch between Boston and Los Angeles is best-known for a few things: LA finally winning its first title in nine tries over the Celtics, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's big series after a woeful game one, and the Memorial Day Massacre in that opening contest. On that Monday afternoon, Boston crushed the Lakers 148-114, handing them the...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

1984 Houston Rockets

Remembering the 1984 Houston Rockets.  Yes we are. They had a song better than the super bowl shuffle… Click here to view the embedded video. Coached by the legendary Bill Fitch and were 48-34 and lost in the first round that year to the Utah Jazz. They of course had the infamous twin towers that were not blown up by the taliban. Lastly as you see their roster, you will realize...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN Names UNC Top Hoops Program of Last 50 Years

In one of those off-season gimmicks designed to drive web hits and generate message board traffic, ESPN’s Stats and Information department devised a point system and ranked the top 50 college basketball programs of the last 50 years. Their number one program? Carolina. UNC amassed 911 points, just ahead of second-place finisher UCLA. Those two were the only schools to break the...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU's New "Missionary Advantage"

In May, it was Phil Ford making headlines as a recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was now interested in playing college football for the Brigham Young Cougars because of his new faith. This month it is Calvin Johnson, Jr. making those same headlines. Johnson is a 5-foot-8, 182 pound running back from Walterboro, South Carolina. His 4.49 speed in...
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June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Friday Mailbag: A Rivalry with Notre Dame, Phil Ford’s Mission Decision, and Pete Van Valkenburg: What if …?

Welcome to the Friday Mailbag where once a week I answer your questions and respond to your comments about Brigham Young Cougars football. As a quick reminder, there are three ways to submit a question: 1. Email: 2. Twitter: @BlueCougarFball and use #BCFmailbag 3. Leave a comment at the end of a BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL article. On to the mailbag.RE: Who...
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June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Poll Results: Will Phil Ford play football at BYU?

An overwhelming majority of voters (75%) think Phil Ford will play football for the Brigham Young Cougars. Just 8% voted "No," and the remaining 17% were undecided. My vote goes to "Yes."Ford is a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football player. He has the size and the talent, which explains why he had scholarship offers from FBS schools coming out of high...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Ford even more excited after visit from BYU coach

The tale of Phil Ford isn’t your regular story of a Brigham Young Cougars prospect. The 6-foot-6, 330 pound offensive lineman originally committed to Kansas, was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while being fellowshipped by an Oregon commit and found out positive details about BYU from a player who transferred away from the school. Yet, somehow...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Ford's whole word has changed

When Bishop Miege High School offensive lineman Phil Ford left home to play football at Iowa Western with the intent to eventually transfer to Kansas, he never expected his life to drastically change. But, in an instant the big 6-foot-6-inch, 230-pound 18-year-old saw his life change in ways he never would have imagined.
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Ford Q&A

North Carolina great Phil Ford spoke to reporters on Tuesday about being honored as a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2012.
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Georgetown’s Ewing, North Carolina’s Phil Ford headline College Hall of Fame class

Georgetown’s dominating center Patrick Ewing, Kansas legend Clyde Lovellette and North Carolina’s star guard Phil Ford headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2012. Joining them for enshrinement will be coaches Joe B. Hall and Dave Robbins, players Kenny Sailors, Earl Monroe and Willis Reed and contributors Jim Host and Joe Dean. A three-time...
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March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Ewing tops '12 college hoops HOF class

Georgetown great Patrick Ewing and former Kansas star Clyde Lovellette lead a 10-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November. The class was announced Tuesday in Kansas City. The two post players will be joined by North Carolina's Phil Ford, Wyoming's Kenny Sailors, Grambling's Willis Reed and Winston-Salem State...
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March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Ford Joining Collegiate Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY (March 6, 2012) — Georgetown’s dominating center Patrick Ewing, Kansas legend Clyde Lovellette and North Carolina’s star guard Phil Ford headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2012.
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

M. Basketball. UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Kendall Marshall had 12 assists and one turnover. It was his ninth game this year with 10 or more assists and the 15th of his career. He tied Phil Ford for the second-most 10-assist games in a season. Ford also had nine as a sophomore in 1975-76. The record is 12 by Ed Cota in 1997-98 in his sophomore season.
January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Ranking the ACC's top point guards

Great point guards are as much a part of the ACCs glorious basketball history as legendary coaches, trailblazing and championships. They fall off ones tongue invoking memories of their wizardry, breathtaking skills, and never-say-die leadership. John Lucas, Phil Ford, Mark Price, Kenny Anderson, Bobby Hurley, Chris Corchianni, Jay Williams, Steve Blake, Raymond Felton, and Ty Lawson...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Ford thriving at Iowa Western

Phil Ford was always one of the most exuberant members of the Class of 2011 for the Kansas Jayhawks.
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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