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.
The Kansas baseball team jumped on Creighton for two runs on three hits in the first inning, but the offense fizzled the rest of the way in its 7-3 loss to the Bluejays on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Life has been good for the Kansas softball team in the friendly confines of Arrocha Ballpark this season. After going 3-0 last weekend in the Jayhawk Invitational, Kansas kept on rolling in its home ballpark with a 5-3 win over UMKC on Thursday in its first of five games in the Rock Chalk Challenge.
Even with perennial college basketball powerhouse Arizona nearby, KU freshman Mitch Lightfoot chose to make his career at Kansas because of family ties to the Kansas City area. By Chris Duderstadt
Kansas women's basketball team had an all-around educational experience during its foreign tour from Aug. 8-18 in France and Switzerland. The Jayhawks posted a 4-0 record on the court, and did plenty of sight-seeing off of it.
Kansas running backs coach Tony Hull knows that he has a challenge ahead of him as he begins his first season of working at the collegiate level, but it is not a situation that the mild-mannered Louisiana native is nervous about. His first five months on David Beaty's staff have gone smoothly, as he has learned the ins and outs of Big 12 football, while also helping the program make huge recruiting strides in his home state. By Chris Duderstadt
The Kansas women’s basketball squad will get a taste of international competition and culture over the next week and a half, with four exhibition games in France and Switzerland.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team concluded nonconference play with a 70-63 loss to Oral Roberts on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt
Oregon State senior Gary Payton II — son of former NBA great Gary Payton — entered OSU’s matchup with No. 2-ranked Kansas University leading the Beavers in scoring, but it was another father-son combo that stole the show for the first half Saturday at Sprint Center. By Chris Duderstadt
No. 2 Kansas University’s men’s basketball team rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Oregon State, 82-67, Saturday at Sprint Center behind 22 points from Wayne Selden Jr. By Chris Duderstadt
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