Tom Keegan

Column: ‘Fish’ proof of KU’s depth
August 30, 2014
Nobody has to tell Kansas University sophomore safety Anthony “Fish” Smithson that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. By Tom Keegan
Column: Symetra swings sure are sweet
August 29, 2014
Next to the career-best 80 from the white tees at Eagle Bend several years ago and the 111 I shot with a 1 on No. 13 at Oak Hills in Norwalk, Connecticut, 17 years ago, my most enjoyable golf experiences have come playing with Symetra Tour players. By Tom Keegan
Column: KISS and tell: Ex-Jayhawk Joe Mortensen relishes TV role
August 26, 2014
He owes his very existence to KISS, so it’s no surprise that Joe Mortensen withstood punishing hits on behalf of the quirky rock band. By Tom Keegan
Column: Running backs’ lost carries might be least of Kansas’ worries
August 25, 2014
It’s possible Taylor Cox and especially Brandon Bourbon actually could be missed more in the passing than running game. By Tom Keegan
Column: Kansas assistant AD Grant helped Tiger, Seals
August 23, 2014
In his seventh season as the KU football team’s head athletic trainer and his fifth as the university’s director of sports medicine, Murphy Grant and the rest of the Big 12 athletic trainers have pooled their brains and research to find better ways to detect and treat sickle cell anemia, cardiac issues and heat illnesses. By Tom Keegan
Column: Kansas junior RB De’Andre Mann plays for family
August 22, 2014
De’Andre Mann, either No. 1 or No. 2 on the depth chart at running back in the wake of injuries to seniors Brandon Bourbon and Taylor Cox, wears No. 23, and it has nothing to do with Michael Jordan. By Tom Keegan
Column: Dineen follows family tradition
August 20, 2014
Fifty years ago, Ron Oelschlager was the guy blocking for the guy everybody wanted to watch. Today, he’s the grandfather of the Kansas University running back in the news, former Free State High star quarterback/safety Joe Dineen. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Tackle knows Cozart’s health critical
August 20, 2014
It becomes more important now than ever for quarterback Montell Cozart, a big-play threat as a runner and potentially as a long-ball thrower as well, to stay on his feet. That’s where Larry Mazyck, a 6-foot-8, 360-pound left tackle in his first season at KU after two years of junior-college football, can help. By Tom Keegan
Column: Thin blue line: Kansas better, but building O-lines takes time
August 18, 2014
For a Kansas University football team that looks better on defense and so much better at wide receiver than in Charlie Weis’ previous two seasons as head coach, the state of the offensive line stops me from believing those gains will add up to a bowl bid. By Tom Keegan
Column: Weis sees positives at camp
August 13, 2014
Corey Avery might be the newcomer Charlie Weis has enjoyed watching the most, but he’s far from the only one who has caught the attention of Kansas University’s third-year head football coach.
Column: Enough football negativity already
August 13, 2014
I’m sick and tired of naysayers who are sick and tired of anything nice written or said about any aspect of the Kansas University football program. By Tom Keegan
Column: Fearless signal-caller can hoop, too
August 12, 2014
Montell Cozart didn’t say anything that could revive the ill will that existed between the basketball and football teams a few years back. His words were all in good fun, but he did want to let everyone know he can hoop. By Tom Keegan
Column: Mitchell, Campo opening doors in recruiting
August 10, 2014
It didn’t take the Kansas University football program’s best recruiter, Reggie Mitchell, long to see how another member of Charlie Weis’ staff could be used to open doors. By Tom Keegan
Column: Lawrence golf courses home to some tough holes
August 9, 2014
Last weekend, we looked at the best golf holes in town, today the most difficult to par, ranked by a below-average golfer. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Avery latest RB talent sold on Kansas
August 8, 2014
Kansas University football coaches for years have said landing commitments after visits is not the difficult part; it’s getting recruits to visit. Column by Tom Keegan

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