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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.

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Reigning Big 12 champion Chase Hanna watches his second shot fly over a pond and settle on the left fringe on the seventh hole at Lions Gate. Making his professional debut on his 23rd birthday Friday, Hanna birdied five of his first six holes and finished with a 4-under 67, good for a 28th-place tie heading into Saturday's second round.

Former Lawrence High running back Jeff Belaire demonstrates the right way to carry the football to flag players at a practice at Holcom Park.

Former Lawrence High running back Jeff Belaire lost use of his legs in a 2012 shooting. He is shown here pointing the way for novice flag football players at a practice at Holcom Park.

Third-year sophomore quarterback Carter Stanley zips a throw to loosen up early in the second practice of 2017 Kansas football training camp.

Quarterbacks coach Garrett Riley passes on point to redshirt freshman quarterback Tyriek Starks on the second day of 2017 fall camp Tuesday.

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