Thursday, March 22, 2012

FASTPITCH BATS!

ATTENTION ALL FASTPITCH SOFTBALL PLAYERS! Nill Bros. Sports is happy to let you know that we do have FP BATS that have the new USSSA stamp on them. Currently, in stock, we have bats from both Easton & DeMarini!
Also, come in and check out our amazing FP glove inventory! We have gloves from Mizuno, Rawlings, Nokona and more! One of our knowledgeable sales associates will help you find all the equipment you may need for this season!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Who Will Win The Big 12 Basketball Championship?

This week things begin to heat up in the Big 12. It's championship week in college basketball and only one team will be able to come out on top by the end of this week. The Big 12 Basketball Championship is one conference tournament that many around the country will be keeping an eye on. Will it be Kansas taking home the crown or will Missouri come in for the upset, making their last dance at the Big 12 Basketball Championship a big one?


The Sprint Center, in downtown Kansas City, will be the stage where some of the nation's biggest college basketball stars will battle it out. The annual Big 12 Basketball Championship culminates on Saturday where a winner will get a number-1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Kansas Jayhawks have already earned the 2011-12 Big 12 men’s basketball regular-season title and therefore will play on Thursday, March 8th against Wednesday's winner. For those of you who are Kansas State fans, they will battle Baylor on Thursday. This should be a great game, both these teams split their two regular-season match-ups, with each winning on the road.

Who do you think will win?

*Support your favorite Big 12 team and pick up your game day apparel at Nill Bros. Sporting Goods.

 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Former Chiefs Up For College Football Hall Of Fame 2012

The National Football Foundation has announced the names of 76 players and eight coaches who have made it onto the ballot for this years Hall Of Fame. We have a total of seven former Chiefs players listed on the ballot and we wanted to go ahead and extend our heartfelt congratulations to each player.

Erick Anderson, Michigan-Linebacker
Jim Otis, Ohio State-Fullback
Paul Palmer, Temple-Running Back
Willie Roaf, Louisiana Tech-Offensive Lineman
Mark Simoneau, Kansas State-Linebacker
Percy Snow, Michigan State-Linebacker
Derrick Thomas, Alabama-Linebacker

Will Shields was the most recent former Chief's player inducted  into the College Football Hall of Fame. The Class of 2012 will be announced on May 15th in New York City. Stay tuned...

Learn About Team Sales at Nill Bros. Sports

From Pee-Wee to Senior leagues, and Recreation teams to Elite, Nill Bros Sports has uniforms and equipment for all ages and levels. Our Team Sales division is the first choice of sports teams in Kansas City. So let us help you outfit your team with uniforms, footwear and proper equipment. We sell top-quality products from names you can trust like Rawlings, Mizuno, Easton, Louisville Slugger, UNDER ARMOUR, Nike and more. Our knowledgeable Team Sales experts will help you find what you are looking for!

 



 

There is a Nill Bros. Sports Team Salesperson at each of our location ready to help you with your order. Give us a call today at 877-707-9698.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Is Crennel Still Learning The Ropes?

It seems that head coach Romeo Crennel could possibly get fined and our beloved Kansas City Chiefs stripped of a draft choice for his comments about Peyton Manning and Chad Henne at the NFL scouting combine. When asked about Payton Manning being released by the Indianapolis Colts, Crennel said “I’m not supposed to talk about anyone else’s players. He’s still a player with Indianapolis. But with a talent like that, I would be crazy not to consider it if he were available. I’ll leave it at that.”

And his comment on Chad Henne of the Miami Dolphins, Crennel had this to say, “Because of his relationship with Daboll, I think that would be a consideration. To say right now that would be the case, I’m not ready to do that.” Brian Daboll is the new Chiefs offensive coordinator and was formerly with the Miami Dolphins.

What do you think of Crennel's comments? How would you feel about Manning or Henne playing for the Chiefs?

If you are looking for Kansas City Chiefs game day apparel stop by one of our two Nill Bros. locations.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Are You Ready For Some College Football?

The wait is finally over, the Big 12 announced its 2012 football schedule with the inclusion of newcomers TCU and West Virginia, who was finally released from the Big East. This year, according to the Big 12, "features a 10-team, nine-game, round-robin schedule." The Big 12 Conference title is up for grabs and could go to a number of deserving teams.  Take a look at the schedule for Kansas and Kansas State below.
Kansas’ 2012 football schedule

Sept. 1: vs. South Dakota State
Sept. 8: vs. Rice
Sept. 15: vs. TCU
Sept. 22: at Northern Illinois
Sept. 29: Open
Oct. 6: at Kansas State
Oct. 13: vs. Oklahoma State
Oct. 20: at Oklahoma
Oct. 27: vs. Texas (homecoming)
Nov. 3: at Baylor
Nov. 10: at Texas Tech
Nov. 17: vs. Iowa State
Nov. 24: Open
Dec. 1: at West Virginia

Kansas State’s 2012 football schedule

Sept. 1: vs. Missouri State
Sept. 8: vs. Miami (Fla.)
Sept. 15: vs. North Texas
Sept. 22: at Oklahoma
Sept. 29: Open
Oct. 6: vs. Kansas
Oct. 13: at Iowa State
Oct. 20: at West Virginia
Oct. 27: vs. Texas Tech
Nov. 3: vs. Oklahoma State
Nov. 10: at TCU
Nov. 17: at Baylor
Nov. 24: Open
Dec. 1: vs. Texas

Want to show your school spirit come game day? Stop by Nill Bros. and pick up your favorite team's apparel.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Olathe Northwest's Clark Thomas Looks To Win His Fourth State Championship in Diving

Olathe Northwest senior Clark Thomas will be heading to Federal Way, Washington in June to compete at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials in Men's Synchronized Springboard Competition. But before Thomas makes that fateful trip he is looking to beat the state's diving record at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka, Kansas. This will be his last meet in his high school career, a career that has seen many accomplishments such as becoming the first high school diver in Kansas to hit the 600-point plateau.

The Kansas 6A State Boys Swimming & Diving meet begins today around noon and ends Saturday, February 18th. Thomas has yet to lose a meet in his high school career and is looking to claim his fourth state championship at the state finals tomorrow.

Best of luck to Clark Thomas and we hope to be rooting for him at the Summer Olympics in London.

Take a look at Thomas featured on our local NBC station.



Thomas will be heading to Missouri next fall.

*Nill Bros has all the swimming and diving equipment you'll need to become a star. Stop by and see our selection of suits, goggles, noseplugs and more.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Victory in Waco?

Tonight our Kansas Jayhawks will go up against Baylor in Waco, Texas. Coming off a painful loss from Saturday's game against Missouri, the Jayhawks are looking for some redemption.

“I’m not used to losing, and I don’t like how it feels,” Guard Tyshawn Taylor said. “I don’t even know how to handle it sometimes. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do, how I’m supposed to act. I’m not used to it, and I don’t like it.”

At our last match-up against Baylor, three weeks ago, we beat the Bears by 18 points. But while Kansas has lost two of its last three games, Baylor has won four straight.

So tonight, at 6 pm, we will once again face off to see who will stand with Missouri as leaders of the Big 12.

Go Jayhawks!!

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To read more on this match-up visit kuathletics.com.

Looking for Kansas Jayhawks apparel for the big game? Stop by one of our Nill Bros. locations.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Nill Bros. Baseball Show February 18th and 19th

Mark your calendars! This weekend, February 18th and 19th, Nill Bros will be hosting a BASEBALL SHOW at our Rosana Square and Shawnee locations. The fun starts Saturday morning at 10am where we will have baseball and softball vendors showcasing their latest products. This will be great opportunity for those of you who are looking for a new BBCOR-rated bat. You'll be able to save 10% on all baseball and softball equipment as well so make sure you stop by either location.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tom McMahon Joins The Chiefs

We wanted to congratulate our new special teams coach, Tom McMahon, who is replacing the Chief's former coach Steve Hoffman. McMahon comes to us via the St. Louis Rams, where he held the position for the past three seasons.

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According to The Kansas City Star "The Chiefs parted ways with two other assistant coaches, Richie Anderson (wide receivers) and Pat Perles (assistant offensive line)."

Coach Crennel is making a lot of changes gearing up for next season. What do you think of this new addition?

* Don’t forget Nill Bros. is your one-stop-shop for Kansas City Chiefs apparel on Game Day and everyday!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Expansion in the Future for the Big 12?

The Kansas City Star is reporting a possibility of "more growth for the Big 12." Are Louisville and Brigham Young making a switch to the Big 12?  Bob Burda, the Big 12’s associate commissioner for communications, told the KC Star that yesterday's teleconference between the conference's four-member expansion committee was just a "routine call, with nothing of substance discussed.”

After losing Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC, the Big 12 filled the whole with TCU and West Virginia. But with the Big East trying to block the move of the Mountaineers through the courts, it could mean trouble for the Big 12 come February 1st when its expected to complete its football scheduling.

We'll have to wait and see how this plays out in the courts. We just hope it doesn't affect our deal with Fox Sports Net.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Will Chris Cosh Leave KSU For USF?

You might have heard the rumors circulating that Kansas State University defensive coordinator Chris Cosh is expected to travel south to Tampa to become the next defensive coordinator at the University of South Florida under head coah Skip Holtz. Although the official announcement has yet to be made, The Tampa Bay Times has reported the following:
"Cosh, 52, spent the weekend in Tampa to interview for the job, attending the Bulls' postseason banquet Saturday night and spending time with players and assistant coaches. He has been Kansas State's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach the past three seasons, helping the Wildcats to a 10-3 record in 2011."

Cosh has been with the Wildcats since the 2004-05 season, where he served as the linebackers coach prior to becoming the defensive coordinator. He was instrumental in the Wildcats great season and helped the team reach the Cotton Bowl.

What do you think of the news?

Stop by Nill Bros. for your Kansas State University game day apparel.

Congratulations Olathe Natives Michael Thomas and Kyle Miller

We were excited to hear that homebred soccer stars Michael Thomas and Kyle Miller have both signed with Sporting Kansas City.

“I'm extremely happy to be joining Sporting Kansas City,” Thomas said. “It sounds cliché but it truly is a dream come true to be playing for your hometown club. I can't wait to get started.”

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“It's a dream come true for me,” Miller said. “I went to all the games growing up. Playing for Sporting's Under-19 team was an amazing experience and made me realize that I could take the next step. I can't wait to get started and show what I can do.”

Thomas and Miller both attended St. Thomas Aquinas in Overland Park. While at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Michael helped lead the team to three state titles and was named to the 2005 NSCAA/adidas Boys High-School All-America team.

Congratulations Michael and Kyle!

Stop by Nill Bros Sporting Goods for your Sporting KC apparel!