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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.

Recent stories

Owls’ Cummings exorcises ‘demon’ in rematch
December 22, 2014
Blurry-quick Temple senior guard Will Cummings referred to one play from a game in Allen Fieldhouse two seasons ago as a “demon,” that stuck with him. He exorcised it Monday night, leading the Owls to a 77-52 upset of No. 10 Kansas University at Wells Fargo Center. 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: Firebirds’ strategy bothered Lawrence
December 20, 2014
Kudos to Free State High coach Chuck Law for employing a turn-back-the-clock, clock-eating strategy, and especially to his players for having the discipline to execute their coach’s game plan remarkably well.
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: Cumbie would be a good fit for Kansas
December 16, 2014
The nice thing about Kansas University changing football coaches at the rate Bruce Jenner changes faces centers on the guessing game as to the important hires the head coach will make. It’s an enjoyable exercise. Try it.
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

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Reggie Jackson, flanked by family friend Kayla Stubblefield and distinguished KU alum David Murfin, taking in KU exhibition game Monday night.

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