Mar 5, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler (right) stands on the dugout stairs before an at bat during the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

KC Headlines: Tigers Get Revenge, Royals On Fire, KC Has Great Pizza

It was a huge night for Kansas State and Missouri. 

Mar 5, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers forward Laurence Bowers (21) salutes the crowd as he goes to the bench during the second half at Mizzou Arena. The Missouri Tigers defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 93-63. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

You can go ahead and mark down Saturday as the official start of March Madness. The Wildcats didn’t get the blowout win many expected but they did beat a feisty TCU team, 79-68. The win means Kansas and K-State will be tied for first going into the final day of the regular season. Both teams will have tough tasks on the road: KU at Baylor and KSU at Oklahoma State.

Meanwhile, Missouri demolished Arkansas last night, taking full revenge over former head coach Mike Anderson in the process. The game was chippy from the start. At one point Tigers head coach Frank Haith appeared to get into it with Anderson on the sideline during a timeout. Both downplayed the incident after the game but there was too much said and done before and during the game to suggest it was a simple misunderstanding. The Tigers will travel to Tennessee on Saturday in an attempt to finally get a marquee win on the road.

Bill Snyder landed a commitment from the second ever player junior to win Kansas City’s Player of the Year award, the Thomas A. Simone Award, Dalvin Warmack. The Blue Springs product scored 45 touchdowns and totaled almost 2,300 yards from scrimmage last season. Warmack chose the Wildcats over Missouri and Toledo.

The Royals will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, lose again. Ever. KC beat the A’s (split squad) 8-2 yesterday. Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Lorenzo Cain all had RBIs. Brandon Wood homered. Billy Butlerhad an infield single.

Tyson Jackson restructured his contract with the Chiefs yesterday.

The Daily Wiz discusses Sporting KC’s dynamic duo of Graham Zusi and Benny Feilhaber.

Kansas City was named America’s 10th best city for pizza.

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday afternoon of cancer. This begs the question: How is Fidel Castro still alive?

A Dunkin’ Donuts employee stopped a robbery using hot coffee. No, this has nothing to do with the gun control debate.

George Brett pulls a prank Jeff Francoeur and Alex Gordon:

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