Jul 09, 2024

910 KINA Sports Headlines — July 9

Posted Jul 09, 2024 2:32 PM

Hello and happy Tuesday, everybody, it’s Tyler Henry, back with another KINA Sports Update presented by Salina Regional Orthopedic and Sports Medicine.


On Monday, it was announced that Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. would be competing in the 2024 All-Star Week Home Run Derby.

This makes Witt just the fifth Royal in team history to compete in the event, joining Bo Jackson, Danny Tartabull, Mike Moustakas, and Salvador Perez who competed most recently in 2021.

The Royals slugger will compete alongside Gunnar Henderson, Alec Bohm, Marcell Ozuna and Pete Alonso.

The Derby will begin at 7:00 CST on Monday, July 15th, and will be aired on ESPN, ESPN.com, MLB.com, and MLB.tv.


Monday also saw the announcement that Kansas Head Coach Lance Leipold is one of 21 college football coaches named to the preseason watch list for the 2024 Dodd Trophy

The Dodd Trophy, college football’s most coveted national coaching award, celebrates the head coach of a team who enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership and integrity – the three pillars of legendary coach Bobby Dodd’s coaching philosophy.


And finally, in Men’s basketball news Kansas State will take on George Washington to conclude the first round of the 2024 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Friday, November 22, organizers announced today


That’s your sports update for today, but for even more great area sports content like this, check out Salina Post and stay tuned to KINA.