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: Points not only relevant point for measuring OU and KU point guards
- January 23, 2018
- The greatest testament to the strength of Big 12 basketball lies in studying how Oklahoma freshman Trae Young’s season has unfolded.
- Tom Keegan: Sporting KC’s Seth Sinovic a Jayhawk basketball fan for life
- January 21, 2018
- The romantic notion that professional athletes play kids’ games and don’t realize that the rest of us would be happy to play for free is a load of hogwash, of course.
- Tom Keegan: There’s some beauty to KU’s ‘ugly’ win over Baylor
- January 20, 2018
- With apologies to the 1983 Chicago White Sox, there is no such thing as winning ugly. Winning sends everyone home happy, from players to coaches to spectators to ushers to bar owners. By Tom Keegan
- Joel Embiid voted starter in NBA All-Star Game
- January 18, 2018
- The one thing that Bill Self never could lay claim to during his Kansas tenure was coaching an NBA All-Star. That changed today when Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was voted to be a starter in this year’s NBA All-star game, Feb. 18 in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The starters were announced on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off show.
- Tom Keegan: Svi coming off his best game in Kansas uniform, according to his coach
- January 18, 2018
- In years past, Svi Mykhailiuk wasn’t ready or asked to play a big role in carrying Kansas back from big, late deficits. He’s doing it so well now that his coach paid him a monster compliment Thursday. By Tom Keegan
- Tom Keegan: Jayhawks far more effective with Azubuike on the floor
- January 15, 2018
- Two different Kansas basketball teams took the floor at WVU Coliseum for a Big Monday thriller won by Kansas, 71-66, on a furious late comeback from a 16-point deficit. The Jayhawks who played when sophomore center Udoka Azubuike sat nursing foul trouble looked small, slight of build, no match for a shot-blocker freed to block the rim no matter who attacked it. By Tom Keegan
- Tom Keegan: Players eligible all year keep Kansas in title hunt
- January 15, 2018
- the players who have hustled their way to a 4-1 Big 12 record and one-fourth share of first place haven’t quite received the plaudits they have earned. The perimeter players have adjusted impressively and center Udoka Azubuike, who showed great footwork in the post Saturday, is on the come.
- Tom Keegan: State’s Big 12 college basketball coaches heading in opposite directions stay on course
- January 13, 2018
- Here’s what Bill Self and Bruce Weber have in common: They both served as head coach at Illinois and now lead Big 12 programs in the state of Kansas. Here’s how they are most different: Weber’s teams don’t pull out close games often enough and Self’s almost always do. By Tom Keegan
- Tom Keegan: Seniority brings out best in Svi
- January 11, 2018
- Svi Mykhailiuk doesn’t turn 21 until June 10, but as a college basketball player, everything about him screams senior. He’s playing with senior urgency, senior consistency and senior smarts.