Tom Keegan (Sports editor)
Tom Keegan, sports editor/columnist/Spodcaster/panelist for "The Drive" television show for the World Company, has a diverse media background as a baseball writer, author, and sports talk radio host.
A 1981 graduate of Marquette University, Keegan has written for the Orange County Register, National Sports Daily, Daily Southtown, Baltimore Sun and New York Post. Keegan also was co-host of an afternoon drive-time radio show on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York.
Keegan has written three baseball books: He co-authored "Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms," the autobiography of late K-State great Elden Auker; authored "Ernie Harwell: My 60 Years in Baseball," an authorized biography of the Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame broadcaster; authored "The First Baseman," a look at the nuances of the position through interviews with several major league first basemen, past and present. During his career, Keegan has interviewed, among others, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Jim Brown, John Hadl, Michael Jordan, Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Willie Mays, Liza Minelli, Denny McLain (in prison), Terrell Owens, Cal Ripken, Jim Ryun, Wes Santee, Gale Sayers, Mike Tyson and Dwyane Wade. Keegan was named Marquette University 2005 Communicator of the Year at the Alumni Association Awards. He earned a second-place finish in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest, breaking news category, in 2006.
- Tom Keegan: Predicting statistical leaders for Kansas football defense in 2017
- April 25, 2017
- he Big 12 is no place to break in a defensive backfield, but in years that it’s necessary, it helps to have a disruptive pass rush and Kansas is certain to have that.
- Tom Keegan: Predicting statistical leaders for Kansas football offense in 2017
- April 24, 2017
- Now that spring football has ended for Kansas, it no longer is too early to take a guess at statistical leaders in various categories.
- Tom Keegan: Ross Randall, beloved coach, friend, story teller, remembered fondly
- April 22, 2017
- Forever armed with a phenomenal short game and wry wit that kept his playing partners laughing and his opponents crying for 18 holes, former Kansas golf coach Ross Randall did some of his best work telling stories on the 19th hole.
- Olympic golden boy claims big check with record at downtown shot put
- April 21, 2017
- A light rain fell as did the thermometer, dropping below 50, hardly ideal conditions for an event best waged with bodies loosened by sunny heat and stabilized by a completely dry surface.
- Tom Keegan: Jim Ryun reflects breaking his world mile record 50 years ago
- April 20, 2017
- Somewhere, sitting on a basketball team’s bench or listed way down on a football squad’s depth chart, or standing in front of a gymnasium door searching in vain for his name on the posted final roster is a man who had he just headed out to the track to start a life of turning left could have become a celebrated champion.
- Come rain or shine world-class behemoths will compete Friday in shot put
- April 19, 2017
- I suspect a weather forecaster is calling for a 55 percent chance of rain Friday afternoon because said forecaster wants to scare people away in order to lay claim to the best vantage point for the always-crowded Downtown Lawrence Olympic Shot Put.
- Time for Lawrence Downtown Shot Put moved up to 4:30 p.m. Friday
- April 19, 2017
- The starting time of the Downtown Olympic Shot Put has been moved up 90 minutes to 4:30 p.m. Friday in an attempt to beat the rain, according to the event’s organizer.
- Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson best of Bill Self one-and-done players
- April 17, 2017
- Josh Jackson clearly established himself as the best of the Kansas one-and-done players. Two-thirds of the one-and-dones were worth recruiting, another way of saying that 33 percent were net negatives. By Tom Keegan
- Tom Keegan: Mock NBA draft of KU players
- April 16, 2017
- Sixteen Jayhawks finished the season on NBA rosters and six are competing in the playoffs. Frank Mason III hopes to get drafted.
- Tom Keegan: Safety Mike Lee adds teammate to his greatest hits collection in spring game
- April 15, 2017
- Alabama transfer Daylon Charlot made the prettiest play of the day, pulling a Peyton Bender pass out of the sky in traffic and keeping a foot inbounds for a 28-yard reception. The loudest moment came courtesy of none other than the Water Moccasin himself, rising sophomore safety Mike Lee.