Wednesday update

A wild brawl broke out at the end of the Kansas-Kansas State basketball game last night.

Fights in college basketball happen from time to time, but this one was particularly ugly for a few reasons:

  • It spilled into the stands, particularly the area where people with disabilities sit
  • A Kansas State player who was not dressed out came off the bench to enter the fight, a scary situation because the Kansas players had no idea who was attacking them
  • A Kansas player picked up a stool and seemed prepared to use it as a weapon

Bleacher Report has a view of the brawl from a different angle:

My guess is the main instigator, the Kansas player who blocked a dunk leading to the entire fight, will be suspended for the rest of the season. The Kansas State player who came off the bench in street clothes might be gone for the rest of the season too. There will be multiple other suspensions, affecting Kansas’ record the rest of this season as well as its seeding in the NCAA tournament.

The Memphis Chess Club will soon open on the ground floor of the Press Box Lofts at 195 Madison, the Daily Memphian reports. This will be one of the few major-city chess clubs that will be open to the public daily. They anticipate tournaments once a week, with space to seat up to 100. The owners have made two hires. One is a chess manager who is one of the strongest players in the city and a former chess teacher in the Shelby County Schools. They’ve also hired a cafe manager, and among their food offerings will be classical pizzas. The chess tables are designed to have room for food as well as the board.

Both of Memphis’ basketball teams are on the road tonight. The Grizzlies take on the Boston Celtics (6:30, Fox Sports Southeast) and the Tigers will be in Tulsa for a Coaches vs. Cancer game (8:00, ESPNU).

The South Main Association will have a networking mixer tomorrow evening, Thursday, January 23, at Pontotoc Lounge from 5:30 to 7:00. Come get to know your neighbors.

J.D. Westmoreland, Randal Morton, and Kyle Tuttle play Bar Ware tonight.

Cossitt Library will host a Family Fun Night at Cordelia’s Market tonight from 5 to 7. Library card signup, games, activities.

It’s getting close to BBQ time once again. Moody Ques 2019 members, we will have an email out in the next couple of weeks about joining for 2020. Also, for those wondering, YES I plan to be on the team this year.

That’s the news for now. Back tomorrow.