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Gary Woodland starts strong in Masters

Tom Keegan

Gary Woodland, Kansas University’s only two-time PGA tour winner, came out of the blocks in impressive fashion Thursday at Augusta National, where he’s playing in his third Masters. Woodland carded 14 pars, three birdies and one bogey for a two-under 70. At 5 p.m., with 24 of the 97 golfers ...

Fifteen days shy of April Fool's Day Iowa State ranked higher than Kansas in final AP poll

Tom Keegan

Now that the NCAA tournament brackets have been released, not much attention is paid to the season’s final Associated Press college basketball top 25 poll, but it is worth noting one surprise: Iowa State shot past Kansas into ninth place, one spot ahead of KU. An even bigger stunner: Saint ...

One sports book: Kansas still the favorite in Big 12 tournament

Tom Keegan

The website, sent an e-mail to me and others in the media with its odds to win remaining men's basketball conference tournaments. The Big 12 basketball tournament gets under way Wednesday night at Sprint Center with two quarterfinal contests. The odds might surprise some who have reached the conclusion ...

Villanova shoots to No. 3, Kansas drops to No. 10 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Tom Keegan

Parity scored another victory last week in college basketball when 17 of the top 25 teams in the Associated Press college basketball poll lost at least once and two schools lost twice. The rash of winning teams losing games has created a mad scramble for the fourth and final No. ...

Many schools remain in contention for No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

Tom Keegan

Florida, Wichita State and Arizona are pulling away from a crowded pack in the race for No. 1 seeds and it’s a tough call getting tougher by the day for the fourth one. This is one of those years in which the difference between the No. 4-ranked team in the ...

Kansas drops to No. 8 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Tom Keegan

Kansas had plenty of elite company in losing. Six of the eight teams ranked from No. 4 through No. 11 lost Saturday. How did that happen? All but one of the losses happened in road games, another reminder that parity places even greater importance on a game’s location. Somewhat surprisingly ...

In defense of Kansas football

Tom Keegan

Spring football starts next week, which explains why everything I’m seeing today has a reddish hue. Could it be the rose-colored glasses I wear about this time every year? Could be, but what joy lies in squashing hope? I think a lot about Kansas football and how Kansas elevated itself ...

Kansas bolts to No. 5 in Associated Press college basketball poll; Wichita State second to Florida

Tom Keegan

In the wake of his team's 85-54 loss to Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse, Texas coach Rick Barnes accused himself of being premature while at the same time saying I told you so. "I said at the beginning of the year that Kansas is the best team in the country," Barnes ...

Who can guard Texas guard Isaiah Taylor? How about Andrew Wiggins?

Tom Keegan

Sometimes the best way to reach a decision as to how to guard a player who presents a particularly different matchup lies in trying to put yourself in the head of the player in question. Ask yourself: If I’m Texas freshman point guard Isaiah Taylor, who’s the last guy on ...

Updated totals for KU basketball dunks, hustle plays

Tom Keegan

**Lubbock, Texas** — The Kansas University basketball statistics crew tracks a number of interesting categories, such as dunks and floor burns, also known as hustle plays. Here's a look at where the Jayhawks stand heading into tonight's 7:05 Big 12 tipoff against Texas Tech in United Spirit Arena, which is ...

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