1
MARK SIMONEAU
The Smith Center native and former standout linebacker at K-State
leads the Philadelphia Eagles in tackles.

2
TERENCE NEWMAN
The cornerback from Salina won the Jim Thorpe Award as a K-State
senior and was drafted fifth this year by Dallas.

3
GREYHOUND HALL OF FAME
The Abilene attraction celebrates the beginning of greyhound
racing in 1886 near Great Bend.

4
JOHNNY DAMON
The Red Sox centerfielder is from Fort Riley.

5
BILL JAMES
The Mayetta native and baseball statistical guru is an adviser to
the Boston Red Sox.

6
LON KRUGER
The Silver Lake native and former basketball coach at K-State,
Florida and Illinois is now a Knicks assistant.

7
SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA
The racing organization is based in Topeka, where it holds its
national finals on a course set up on a runway apron at Forbes
Field airport.

8
HOT SPOT
ALLEN FIELDHOUSE
Named for Phog Allen, who coached Kansas basketball for 39 years,
the arena in Lawrence is one of the sport's Valhallas and has
hosted 37 NCAA tournament games since opening in 1955.

9
DAVID SEGUI
The Orioles' veteran first baseman, a Kansas City native, is the
son of former big league pitcher Diego Segui.

10
KANSAS SPEEDWAY
The 1.5-mile tri-oval just west of Kansas City opened for racing
in 2001; Jeff Gordon won its first Winston Cup event.

11
EARL WATSON
The Grizzlies' guard from Kansas City holds the UCLA career
record for steals.

12
DARREN SPROLES
Kansas State's star junior running back gained 2,485 yards as a
senior at Olathe North High.

13
BLUE VALLEY
This community, which is made up of residents from the B.V.
school district, is the state's Sportstown for having the best
community sports programs.

14
BRONSON
Site of the first men's world horseshoe championship, in 1909.

15
COFFEYVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The three-time national juco football champ Red Ravens have nine
alums in the NFL, including Bears defensive tackle Keith Traylor
and Rams defensive end Leonard Little.

16
WICHITA STATE
The Shockers, a baseball power, won the 1989 College World
Series.

17
JACKIE STILES
The Claflin native was the 2001 WNBA Rookie of the Year with the
Portland Fire.

18
PANCAKE DAY
Liberal has a 28-24 record versus Olney, England, in the annual
race held the same day in both towns; runners must carry a
pancake 415 yards in a skillet, and flip the pancake at the
beginning and end.

19
JERAME TUMAN
The Steelers' tight end is from Liberal.

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