Dr. Ronny Rotondo, director of proton therapy, spoke Jan. 30 at the groundbreaking presentation for a new proton therapy facility at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by William Crum)
by William Crum
A groundbreaking was held Thursday for a new proton therapy facility at the University of Kansas Health System at 39th and Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas.
The new proton therapy facility will be the first in the region, according to KU Health System officials.
The advanced form of radiation treatment uses protons, not x-rays, to attack tumors, officials stated. It will minimize radiation exposure to healthy organs and surrounding tissue.
The facility is being built next to the Richard and Annette Bloch Radiation Oncology Pavilion on the main campus of KU Health System.
Dr. Terance Tsue, vice president and physician-in-chief of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, spoke Jan. 30 at the groundbreaking presentation for a new proton therapy facility at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by William Crum) Tammy Peterman, president of the Kansas City division and executive vice president, chief operating officer, chief nursing officer for the University of Kansas Health System, spoke Jan. 30 at the groundbreaking presentation for a new proton therapy facility at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by William Crum) Greg Graves, chairman of the University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board, spoke Jan. 30 at the groundbreaking presentation for a new proton therapy facility at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by William Crum) Bob Page, president and CEO of the University of Kansas Health System, spoke Jan. 30 at the groundbreaking presentation for a new proton therapy facility at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by William Crum) State Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, external liaison for KU Hospital, was at the groundbreaking presentation Jan. 30 and said she was excited about the new proton therapy facility. (Photo by William Crum)
FOX Sports Kansas City is slated to televise 31 MLS regular season matches this year, with Jacob Peterson joining as color analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Nate Bukaty and sideline reporter Carter Augustine.
Peterson, who enjoyed a 12-year professional playing career in Major League Soccer, amassed 15 goals and 10 assists in 135 competitive appearances for Sporting from 2012 to 2016.
A fan favorite known for his versatility and tireless work rate, Peterson helped Sporting to the 2012 and 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles and playoff appearances in each of his five seasons at the club.
He scored an MLS career-high six goals during his final campaign in Kansas City, also netting the club’s 2016 Goal of the Year in a 3-0 win over the eventual MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the television broadcast team for the 2020 season,” Peterson said in a news release. “During my five years playing for Sporting, my family and I fell in love with this club, this city and its people. I’m very much looking forward to working alongside Nate Bukaty, Carter Augustine and the rest of the team to provide a top-notch viewing experience for our great city and fan base.”
As Sporting’s color analyst, Peterson will provide expert analysis and insight and will also feature in a variety of exclusive Sporting KC video content, discussing major storylines and breaking down key moments with players and coaches.
A native of Portage, Michigan, Peterson recorded 25 goals and 17 assists in 267 career MLS matches, including stints with the Colorado Rapids (2006-2009), Toronto FC (2010-2011), the San Jose Earthquakes (2011) and Atlanta United FC (2017).
As a youth, he represented the United States at the U-17 and U-20 levels — notably competing at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Youth Championship — and won consecutive NCAA national titles at Indiana University in 2003 and 2004.
Bukaty, a veteran play-by-play announcer with over 20 years of television and radio experience, will return for his sixth season as the voice of Sporting Kansas City.
In addition to calling Sporting matches, he has announced select national TV fixtures on FS1 and several women’s soccer games for the University of Kansas, and has provided world feed calls for international competitions such as the 2018 Tournament of Nations featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team.
The Kansas City, Kansas, native has co-hosted The Border Patrol on Sports Radio 810 WHB since 2007, having held previous roles with Kansas Athletics, the Kansas City Royals and the Missouri Comets, formerly known as the Kansas City Attack.
Augustine enters his ninth season with Sporting and his third full campaign as the club’s sideline reporter. He will supplement broadcasts with insight from the pitch, including pregame, halftime and postgame interviews with players and manager Peter Vermes.
Augustine will provide weekly training updates from Pinnacle throughout the year while also co-hosting the Sporting KC Show Podcast alongside Bukaty. He has served as the voice of Sporting Kansas City II since 2016, providing play-by-play for USL Championship matches on ESPN+.
ABC, ESPN, FS1 and Univision will collectively televise three Sporting matches to a national audience in 2020.
Every Sporting match not broadcast nationally will air live on FOX Sports Kansas City or FOX Sports Kansas City Plus in Kansas, Nebraska and western Missouri and on FOX Sports Midwest or FOX Sports Midwest Plus in St. Louis. Most of these matches will also air in Mid-Missouri and Iowa on FOX Sports Midwest or FOX Sports Midwest Plus. Games designated for FOX Sports Kansas City Plus will be announced at a later date.
Sporting will produce all regional telecasts, which will be supplemented by 30-minute pregame and postgame shows. Matches on FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Kansas City Plus can also be streamed on the FOX Sports GO app and at FOXSportsGO.com by customers of pay-TV providers who receive that channel.
Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM will continue as Sporting Kansas City’s official radio partners in 2020. All 34 regular season contests will air in English on Sports Radio 810 WHB or one of its sister stations, and in Spanish on La Grande 1340 AM.
Sporting KC 2020 TV Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME CT TV
Saturday, Feb. 29 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 9:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, March 7 HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, March 14 at Atlanta United FC 6:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, March 21 at San Jose Earthquakes 9:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, March 28 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, April 4 at LA Galaxy 9:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, April 11 at Nashville SC 7:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, April 18 COLORADO RAPIDS 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, April 25 MINNESOTA UNITED FC 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, May 2 at LAFC 9:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, May 9 TORONTO FC 3:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, May 16 at Philadelphia Union TBD FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, May 23 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, May 30 at FC Dallas 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, June 6 ORLANDO CITY SC 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, June 13 at Portland Timbers 4:00 ESPN
Wednesday, June 17 LA GALAXY 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, June 20 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 8:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Sunday, June 28 PORTLAND TIMBERS 5:30 FS1
Wednesday, July 1 at Real Salt Lake 9:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Sunday, July 5 LAFC 5:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, July 11 FC CINCINNATI 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, July 18 at Minnesota United FC 7:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, July 25 FC DALLAS 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, Aug. 1 at Montreal Impact 6:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, Aug. 8 at Seattle Sounders FC 2:30 ABC
Saturday, Aug. 15 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, Aug. 22 at New England Revolution 6:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, Aug. 29 COLUMBUS CREW SC 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, Sept. 5 at Chicago Fire FC 2:30 FOX Sports Kansas City and Univision
Saturday, Sept. 12 at Colorado Rapids 8:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Saturday, Sept. 19 NASHVILLE SC 7:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
Sunday, Sept. 27 at Houston Dynamo 6:00 FOX Sports Kansas City
Sunday, Oct. 4 NEW YORK CITY FC 3:30 FOX Sports Kansas City
- Story from Sporting KC
DeAngelo Bell (KCKCC photo)
by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC
Statistics will show Kansas City Kansas Community College scored more points, shot the ball better and had fewer turnovers at Fort Scott Wednesday night.
What the stats don’t show is the Blue Devils’ gutty defensive effort in a 75-64 win in which the Greyhounds were held to 11 points under their season average.
“Hats off to our guys for guarding their tails off,” KCKCC coach Brandon Burgette said. “We did a phenomenal job, making them make jump shots, making tough plays and playing hard for 40 minutes.”
The win was particularly significant in that Fort Scott (14-8) was coming off a 93-88 double overtime win at No. 5 Johnson County Saturday. The win also kept the Blue Devils (10-12) tied for the Jayhawk Conference lead with JCCC and Highland (all 2-1) heading into KCKCC’s game at Highland Saturday at 3 p.m.
A career night by former Harmon standout DeAngelo Bell led the Blue Devils at Fort Scott, A 5-9 guard, Bell scored a career high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field including 4-of-5 three-pointers. Jermaine Yarbough added 16 points on 7-of-10 chipping while Calvin Slaughter added nine points, Jalen Davis and Ezekiel Lopes eight each and Deron McDaniel six.
Outrebounded 48-30, the Blue Devils had two more field goals on 14 less shots but made 27-of-55 for 49.1 percent while the Greyhounds were limited to 25-of-69 for 36.2 percent. KCKCC’s 14 assists were led by Slaughter’s six and Bell’s three.
“A great job of creating shots for each other,” Burgette said.
Jumping out to an 8-2 lead, the Blue Devils built a 23-12 lead early before Fort Scott closed to 34-30 at the half. The Greyhounds pulled to 37-36 early in the second half when the Blue Devils took command with a game-breaking 18-5 run.
Lopes started it with a trey, Slaughter converted a three-point play and Bell scored on a layup and knocked down a three to make it 48-39. Yarbough added a jumper and Bell another 3-pointer for a 55-41 lead and the Blue Devil defense took it from there, turning back every Greyhound challenge.
“Big players made big plays and I couldn’t be more proud,” Burgette said. “DeAngelo (Bell) was huge for us and Calvin (Slaughter) played great, making big play after big defensively play, plays that don’t show up on the stat sheet but were huge for us.”
Elsewhere in the Jayhawk Wednesday, Highland (15-6) escaped Hesston 61-59 and Johnson County (19-4) held off Labette 79-22.