Chris Duderstadt (Part-time sports copy editor)
I was born and raised in Overland Park as the only child of Glen and Hilary Duderstadt. After graduating from Shawnee Mission West High School in 2009, I attended Baker University. I ran cross country and track for four years at Baker, and joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity. While running and joining a fraternity required a lot of time commitment, the bulk of my schedule revolved around my work with the Baker Orange newspaper. I was the sports editor of the Baker Orange for my sophomore and junior years before becoming the editor-in-chief as a senior. I reported on every sport Baker had to offer with the exception of cross country and track since I competed in them. I graduated from Baker in May of 2013 with a degree in mass media, and moved to Orlando the day after to begin an internship with the Sanford River Rats of Florida Collegiate Summer Baseball League. At the conclusion of the Florida League season in August, I was named the FCSL Journalist of the Year at Tropicana Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. I have stayed true to my Kansas City roots as a fan of the Royals, Chiefs and Sporting KC. Although Sporting KC has been the only one of the three to have any postseason success during my 23 years of life, my fingers are crossed for the Royals to finally earn a playoff berth and for the Chiefs to pull out their first postseason win since I was 2. Along with working as a part-time copy editor at the sports desk, I also help out with reporting assignments as needed. I am also the house director at Delta Tau Delta at Baker and plan to help out with the BU cross country and track teams as my time allows it this year.
- Can you dig it? KU volleyball wins
- November 26, 2015
- The second edition of the volleyball Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State teams mirrored the first, and that was perfectly fine with the Jayhawks. By Chris Duderstadt
- Haskell, Baker women surge into showdown
- November 24, 2015
- Two rising area NAIA women’s basketball programs will clash at 5:30 tonight, when Haskell Indian Nations University (8-1) hosts Baker University (5-1) in Coffin Complex. By Chris Duderstadt
- Baker packs punch against Point
- November 22, 2015
- Baker University backup quarterback Logan Brettell did not appear to have any butterflies as he led the Wildcats to a 68-21 victory over Point (Ga.) in the first round of the NAIA playoffs in his second career start.
- Kansas women win opener, 72-65
- 05:06 p.m., November 15, 2015 Updated 12:11 a.m.
- Lauren Aldridge scored 17 points, and Caelynn Manning-Allen and Timeka O’Neal contributed 12 each as Kansas University opened its women’s basketball season — and Brandon Schneider opened his KU coaching career — with a 72-65 victory over Texas Southern on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt
- New coach, look at Haskell: Downing brings enthusiasm to campus
- November 14, 2015
- When Matthew “Cougar” Downing Jr. was named the head men’s basketball coach at Haskell Indian Nations University on Nov. 4, he marked a few games on his calendar to monitor the progress of his team. By Chris Duderstadt
- Blue Valley dashes Lions’ hopes
- November 14, 2015
- The dream of an undefeated season for Lawrence High’s football team came to a screeching halt in one nightmarish quarter Friday at LHS. By Chris Duderstadt
- KU’s Lokedi advances to NCAA meet
- November 14, 2015
- Throughout Sharon Lokedi’s freshman cross country season at Kansas University, unwavering trust in training from head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant Michael Whittlesey has propelled her to success in each race.
- Lions’ Taylor signs with Northern Colorado softball
- November 11, 2015
- One day about 10 and a half years ago, Lawrence High senior softball player Sophie Taylor was playing catch with her father, Kyle Taylor, in her grandparents’ backyard when she decided to set forth on a journey.
- ‘Cruel’ end: Red Raiders end Kansas’ soccer run, 1-0
- November 8, 2015
- Kansas University’s soccer team’s deepest run in the Big 12 tournament in school history ended with a 1-0 loss to Texas Tech in the conference championship game Sunday at Swope Soccer Village. By Chris Duderstadt