Kirk Wessler

Kirk WesslerKirk Wessler is executive sports editor and columnist for the Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star. A 1977 graduate of Bradley University, he previously worked for the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune and the Dallas Times-Herald. He serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Kirk Wessler's Columns

Character leads all other attributes for Ogwumike and Hummel

April 09, 2012

LOWES SENIOR CLASS WINNERS/BASKETBALL By KIRK WESSLER Of the four C’s at the heart of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, one serves as the foundation for the rest.  Character underpins everything. … Continue Reading…

Fredette, Moore accomplish what few others can because they were seniors

April 06, 2011

Maya Moore led Connecticut to 150 victories and two NCAA women’s basketball championships.  Jimmer Fredette led Brigham Young to 114 victories, four NCAA bids and the school’s first Sweet 16 appea… Continue Reading…

Seniors rock and rule during March Madness

February 15, 2010

You want a solid tip on upset specials when America immerses itself in the serious fun of filling out NCAA tournament brackets this March? Here it is. Look for teams with senior leadership. Whether… Continue Reading…
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