Tom Keegan

Column: Kansas football long way away
January 3, 2015
The vastly entertaining theater that has unfolded in bowl games, especially on New Year’s Day, hammered home a point that already should have been obvious. Kansas University is so, so far away from fielding a competitive football program.
Column: Texas looks like Big 12 team to beat
January 2, 2015
Forecasting a winner for the ever-deep Big 12 basketball race hasn’t always been easy, but it’s never been this difficult. By Tom Keegan
Column: Kansas defense hardly feared
January 2, 2015
For all the attention paid to the Kansas University basketball team’s offensive failures, the truth is, the No. 1 reason KU is not the popular pick as the team to beat in the Big 12 lies elsewhere. By Tom Keegan
Column: Kansas players could go for 30
December 31, 2014
For years, the Kansas University basketball program has prided itself on scoring balance. At the same time, the Jayhawks routinely have had a player who could get hot and take over a game on those nights when everybody else was firing blanks.
Column: KU’s ideal starting five becoming more clear
December 30, 2014
Consider the Kansas University basketball team’s final game of 2014, a 78-62 victory against Kent State in Allen Fieldhouse, a small move in the right direction. Not just toward becoming a better team, but in settling on a starting lineup that gives KU its best blend of pure talent and experience. It’s not difficult to formulate a guess as to which five players form that starting lineup, one that took the court for one game, which also happened to be the worst game Kansas has played in years. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: KU bigs no-show in Philadelphia
December 22, 2014
The silliest chant in all of sports broke out, “Overrated! Overrated!” as Temple poured it on in a game the Owls would win Monday night, 77-52, against No. 10 Kansas. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: KU’s three-point shooting on upward arc
December 21, 2014
The recent hot shooting of Kansas University’s 9-1 basketball team raises a legitimate question: Might this be a better outside shooting team than any other during the current coach’s 12-year regime? By Tom Keegan
Column: Frank Mason influencing game, improving
December 20, 2014
Kansas University’s basketball team is loaded with high skilled athletes, including four McDonald’s All-Americans, but even all that talent wouldn’t have much of a shot at jelling if not for the sophomore guard who originally committed to Towson and at the time of his choosing Kansas was ranked by Rivals 131st in his class. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Alexander candidate for huge progress at break
December 17, 2014
That stretch between semesters is improvement time for college basketball squads across America because restrictions on practice time are when student-athletes take a hiatus from the first half of their titles and focus on making their games better.
Column: Three football red shirts stand out
December 16, 2014
The same question has been asked late in the season of every Kansas University head football coach in recent years: What players who are red-shirting this season have stood out in practice? By Tom Keegan
Column: Frank Mason crucial for Kansas
December 14, 2014
Timing isn’t everything, but it can play cruel jokes on those who don’t wait patiently before making decisions. By Tom Keegan
Column: Jayhawks winning in mysterious ways
December 13, 2014
This is not your typical Kansas basketball team, not like most top-10 teams, either. The Jayhawks are great and then they’re awful and so it goes. They do consistently get it together in time to pull out close games, ones in which they come from behind and others in which they fall from ahead, watching huge leads vanish. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Kelly Oubre Jr. doing little things to grow
December 10, 2014
In team sports, confidence for a struggling player almost always starts building when that player has reason to believe he made a major contribution to a victory. For ballyhooed freshman recruit Kelly Oubre Jr., that seed took root Wednesday night in the Verizon Center. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Mason, Graham play well together
December 10, 2014
Frank Mason and Devonté Graham can be game-changers when they’re on the floor together for Kansas University.By Tom Keegan
Column: Beaty stresses in-state recruits
December 9, 2014
The last time I heard a man with a Texas twang passionately insisting that Kansas is the place that all recruiting must start for the Kansas University football program, Don Fambrough was the man doing the talking. By Tom Keegan

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