Tag Archives: football

Talking the Talk: Figures of (Sports) Speech

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. The United States bears a deserved reputation as a sports-obsessed nation. We love our sports so much that when we can’t play the … Read full article »

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“The Class of the State”: Haskell’s Gridiron History

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Alabama. Florida State. Stanford. Haskell? Today, the biggest names in college football are schools with enrollment in the tens of thousands from conference … Read full article »

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A League of Our Own in Chase County

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Chase County, Kansas, home to a population of just under 3000 people, isn’t a big place. But as any Kansan knows, small doesn’t … Read full article »

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Community and Coincidence: Researching Sports History in Linn County

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. When Linn County Partner Site Project Director Janet Reynolds, primary researcher Ruth Reynolds and other members of the community were considering what topics … Read full article »

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Values and Victories in Smith Center

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Most small-town athletes are big fish in a small pond. Their triumphs and failures may be common knowledge, but usually only within a … Read full article »

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Not Ready to Bury the Hatchet

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. When it comes to sports in Kansas, friendly competition between rivals is the norm. But as just about every sports fan knows, friendly … Read full article »

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It’s the Great Football, Charlie Brown

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Ask almost anyone what happens on October 31, and they’ll know you mean Halloween—unless you asked that question in Eudora, Kansas, in 2002. … Read full article »

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Eat, Pray, Brawl

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. With just 15 miles separating the small Kansas communities of Wamego and Westmoreland, locals often think of them as “backyard neighbors.” And just … Read full article »

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Uniting a Community, Eight Men at a Time

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. When small-town teams consolidate, there are always fears about how the new team will shape up. As players on the Hodgeman County High … Read full article »

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From Rivalry to Unity in Kiowa County

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Rivalries define sports, especially in small towns. Whether friendly or fierce, it’s rare to visit a small community without learning about the long … Read full article »

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