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Say something nice about Kansas football: Pass defense took huge step forward in 2016

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/19/312106/ The most obvious improvement Kansas made in 2016 from winless 2015 came courtesy of its pass defense. The Jayhawks ranked 124th in the FBS with 293.7 passing yards allowed and moved all the way to 55th in 2016 with an average of 219.8 passing yards allowed per game. In ...

Kansas guards rewarding coach Bill Self for trust he puts in them

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/22/312262/ It sometimes can take quite a while for Kansas basketball players to earn the trust of their demanding coach, Bill Self. That’s what made something Self said Monday afternoon so interesting when asked how much importance he puts on the first play of the game. “Not much,” Self said, ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Quarterback forecast for 2017 best in years

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/26/312343/ It's not a reach to project for 2017 the best quarterback play Kansas has had in the post-Todd Reesing years. Redshirt freshman Carter Stanley, the third quarterback to start a game for Kansas during a 2-10 season, easily was the best. It's no coincidence that the offensive line performed ...

Frank Mason delivers another big night against Georgia

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/22/312237/ **1 - Frank Mason:** Led the Jayhawks in scoring for the fourth time in five games with 19 points. He made 2 of 4 free throws and put the pressure on Georgia's defense until tiring late in the game and mixed it up well enough to grab five rebounds. ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Dorance Armstrong deserves to be in running for All-American honors

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/29/309557/ In writing about Kansas [defensive end Dorance Armstrong][1] after the potentially program-turning upset of Texas, I left off the final sentence of a string of superlatives that safety Fish Smithson said about Armstrong until I could research it. "Statistically," Smithson said, "I think his stats will match up with ...

The next Todd Reesing? Watch these videos and you be the judge

Tom Keegan

I called Kale Pick to congratulate him and write [a story about his promotion][1] to head football coach at Fort Scott Community College. I came away with a bonus. Pick forever will be linked to the great Todd Reesing because he was his successor, although he lasted only three quarters ...

Devonte Graham credits coach Bill Self's fiery halftime for turning tide vs. Duke

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/15/311973/ Kansas opened the second half of Tuesday night's 77-75 victory against top-ranked Duke by going on a 17-5 tear. Junior guard Devonte Graham did not think the timing of the team's best stretch of the night was a coincidence. He sent credit the way of the coach. "The halftime ...

A look at why Duke is favored tonight against Kansas

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/feb/13/303291/ Kansas made it to the Elite Eight in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, where eventual national-champion Villanova bounced the Jayhawks in a close game. Duke exited the tournament in the Sweet 16 in a 14-point loss to Oregon. Kansas has added the No. 1 recruit in the nation, according to ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Ke'aun Kinner finishing career in style

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/22/311264/ Senior running back Ke’aun Kinner is having a terrific senior year. Kinner has had two huge games, rushing for 145 yards on 14 carries vs. Oklahoma State and 152 yards on 18 carries Saturday against Iowa State. He’s averaging 5.8 yards per carry, up from 4.2 last season, and ...

Gary Woodland second-round leader of OHL Classic

Tom Keegan

Former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland is the leader in the clubhouse after firing a 65 in Friday's second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to move to 13-under par. Webb Simpson shot 65-65 to head into the third round in second place, ...

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