Tom Keegan

Column: Older Turgeon right fit for KU women
April 12, 2015
The more I learn about Iowa Western Community College basketball coach Jim Turgeon, the more I think he is the right fit to succeed Bonnie Henrickson to lead Kansas University’s women’s basketball program. By Tom Keegan
Column: Coaching secondary at Kansas presents challenge
April 10, 2015
Both starting safeties are gone, as are cornerbacks JaCorey Shepherd and Dexter McDonald, both potential NFL draft picks. And a pile of fast-paced Big 12 football offenses will be eager to run up scores to impress the selection committee that chooses the four schools that will vie for the national title.
Column: Cliff Alexander proof system flawed
April 9, 2015
I feel sorry for Cliff Alexander. By Tom Keegan
Column: Skilled Duke, UW deserve to be in title showdown
April 5, 2015
It can’t be anything but good for college basketball that two of the top three most-efficient offensive teams in the nation, per rankings, play for the national title tonight in Indiana. By Tom Keegan
Column: KU makes dependable receivers a priority
April 2, 2015
The No. 1 required quality for success in coaching is the ability to communicate clearly. After all, coaching is nothing if not teaching
Column: Top-flight quarterback may not be enough for Kansas
April 2, 2015
Many a football season the mind naturally drifted to the same question: If Kansas University just had a good quarterback, how many more victories could it squeeze out of its brutal schedule?
Column: Jayhawks in no hurry for hiring women’s coach
March 31, 2015
Sheahon Zenger wants to get it right, even if that means the naming of Kansas University’s next women’s basketball coach might not happen for another fortnight, even longer.
Column: Kansas hurdler Stigler blazing early
March 31, 2015
Kansas University’s Michael Stigler posted a personal-record 48.44, best time in the world in 2015 and the best time for anybody in any college meet since 2011. Researchers are in the midst of trying to find a faster March time in a college meet. So far, nothing. By Tom Keegan
Column: Coleman could be best bet at WR
March 29, 2015
Signs of spring: Flowers budding, birds chirping louder, the scent of fresh-cut grass floating in the breeze and jaws dropping watching Kansas University wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman, long, lean and, above all, fast. By Tom Keegan
Column: KU football focus must be to trend upward
March 29, 2015
The Kansas University cornerback got burned, and the receiver had nothing but air between him and the end zone during Saturday morning’s spring football practice. That happens. The cornerback stopped running. That won’t happen again, unless he wants to be caught in the middle of a vise of incensed coaches one more time. By Tom Keegan
Column: NCAA needs to fight back
March 26, 2015
The one-and-done rule, a one-way street in favor of the NBA, has flattened college basketball’s nose, and it’s time for a counter-punch. By Tom Keegan
Column: Jayhawks working with what they’ve got this spring
March 24, 2015
Such good weather leading up to the first day of spring football practice and then Tuesday arrives and wham. Gray skies. A brief appearance of the sun. Heavy rain. Two different hail storms. A brief blast of thunder and lightning.
Column: KU’s 2015-’16 outlook uncertain
March 23, 2015
The malaise in the aftermath of Kansas University’s two other recent NCAA Tournament losses to schools from the Missouri Valley Conference feels different this time. By Tom Keegan
Column: Wichita State’s veterans prove to be difference-makers
March 22, 2015
The song remains the same in the Kansas University locker room on the day it gets knocked out of the NCAA tournament. This year, that day came Sunday when a veteran, unflappable Wichita State squad defeated Kansas, 78-65, in the round of 32 at CenturyLink Center. By Tom Keegan
Column: Two Jayhawks Shocker-like
March 21, 2015
Accomplished Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall tried to assume the role coaches enjoy during the buildup to monster games such as the one his Shockers play today against Kansas University. It didn’t quite fit this time. By Tom Keegan

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