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Entries in Kansas (5)


Tornado Threatens Wedding and Attendees Don't Seem to Mind

Looks like a tornado was also invited to this wedding.

Caleb and Candra Pence were married last Saturday, May 19 in an outdoor wedding on their property near Harper, Kansas. The couple and their guests were aware of the weather, the threatening rain and tornado. But they didn't let any of it spoil the sacred event.

The tornado was seen over the ridge while the wedding was underway.

"I wasn't worried. It was moving to the northeast so I wasn't worried," said Carla Pence, the groom's mom.

The wedding photographer seemed more worried about the rain than the tornado about eight miles away.  “As soon as they came back down the aisle, my main concern was trying to quickly get some pictures of the couple and the wedding party before the rain started,” he said.

The tornado reportedly caused serious damage where it touched down, but there were no injuries.  Cool video, though.


Tornado Activity Hits OK, KS, IA

Saturday, twisters hit the middle part of the country.  The storms and warnings lasted for hours on end.

The states of Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa appear to be some of the hardest hit.

The video above films twisters in close proximity.

The video opens up of multi-vortex tornado crossing I-70 east of Salina. Various shots of the tornado up close as it moves in the field within a quarter mile of the chasers with amazing backlighting and flying debris. Shots of tornado roping out east of Manchester.

Video includes a couple shots of the Langley wedge tornado showing violent motions and horizontal vorticies


College Basketball Play of the Day for 2/25/12


Missouri at Kansas today as this could be the last meeting between these teams a Big XII foes.  Missouri is leaving the Big XII to head to the SEC.

Both teams will be seeded highly when it comes to seeding in the NCAA Tournament, but these teams are bitter rivals.

I can't see Kansas losing this game, and even though the line is 8.5, I somehow see the Jayhawks covering the 8.5.  Should be a great game, by two top teams, enjoy this Big XII battle.


Sunday Elite 8 Play of the Day

North Carolina

Let's see if I can keep this up.  2-0 yesterday with Arizona and Butler.

I'm not sure why North Carolina is getting 1.5 points from Kentucky, but I'll take it.  After all, the Tar Heels are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 NCAA Tournament games.  UNC beat Kentucky back in December and their only loss in their last 13 games was to Duke.  Harrison Barnes is proving to be a force and a team leader here down the stretch.

It has to be the Tar Heels day.

As far as Kansas and VCU.  I like Kansas to win the game, but based on how this tournament is going I like VCU getting the 11 points.

VCU's run will come to an end, but they will cover with the 11.


Big XII Basketball Play of the Day for 1/22/11


Kansas and Texas in a good Big XII tilt this afternoon.  Kansas comes in undefeated and ranked #2.  Texas is 15-3 and ranked #11 heading to Lawrence.

Kansas is favored by only 7.  I think it should be more.  Texas is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Sat. games, and 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 vs. Big 12 teams.  Not looking good for Texas here.  Kansas is loaded and is looking like a Final Four team right now.  The Jayhawks are averaging over 83 points a game and only giving up 61.  

It will be tough for Texas to keep this within 10 points.  Take Kansas and give the paltry 7 points.
Bonus Pick:  This game has gone over the last 5 meetings between these two teams playing in Lawrence.  Take the over 143.  Good Luck!